Ray Nagin Quotes


44 Ray Nagin quotes:



"Decisions were made to move resources and to not move resources that just don't make sense to me, and then, there was this incredible dance between the governor and the president about who had final authority, ... I just don't appreciate that kind of stuff when people are dying in my city."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Decisions Quotes
"I'll be going on in another direction God has for me. I want to ask you to respect my privacy, respect my decision and just respect my right to be by myself."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"There are toxins in the water, gas leaks, we are fighting at least four fires... It is not safe."
"Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared, ... This is a threat that we've never faced before."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"We're learning as we go, ... We're a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"What I care about is the plan. I don’t want anybody outside of New Orleans planning nothing as it relates to how we’re going to rebuild this city without us signing off on it,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Planning Quotes
"This mayor is a very bright and innovative thinker. He is analytical, while at the same time being a risk-taker. I believe he was the perfect person to handle the monumental task dealt to this city as a result of Katrina."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"I have to deal with the reality."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"We anticipate that we could receive a storm surge of three to five feet. The Army Corps of Engineers has made some work to ensure that we can handle that type of storm surge with that current situation at our levees,"
"Man, I had a pretty good plan until this latest crisis,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"New Orleans is coming back. We are bringing its culture back, we are bringing its music back. I am tired of hearing these helicopters. I want to hear some jazz,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"We can debate about whether the workmanship was good or not -- and probably it wasn't very good,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"My conscience is clear,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"The big pain that we need to watch going forward are tropical force winds. With that, we hope that the levee system is going to hold."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Do the math,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"I've got some firefighters and police officers that have been pretty much traumatized, ... And we've already had a couple of suicides, so I am cycling them out as we speak. ... They need physical and psychological evaluations."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Police Quotes
"We're starting to make the kind of progress that I kind of expected earlier,"
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"gone from anger to despair to seeing us turn the corner."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"We have to, ... It's not living conditions."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"We're going to try to deal with this as best we can. We are going to infuse the police department with new blood. We're going to build one of the best departments in the country. That's all we can do."
Author: Nagin Quotes Category: Police Quotes



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