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Rob Ford’s most unforgettable quotes

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2016

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There are too many to count, but here are some of Rob Ford’s most memorable quotes:

“You know, it’s over the top. You may not agree with my politics, don’t start taking pictures of my family. My wife’s home, my kids are home.”

Ford after confronting reporter Daniel Dale, whom he accused of trespassing on his front lawn, on May 3, 2012. Ford later admitted Dale never set foot on his property.



“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine. As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist.”

Ford on allegations that he’s seen a video of himself smoking crack cocaine on May 24, 2013.



“I think everybody’s seen the allegations against me today. I wish I could come out and defend myself. Unfortunately I can’t because it’s before the courts and that’s all I can say right now. I have no reason to resign. I’m going to go back and return my phone calls. I’m going to be out doing what the people elected me to do and that’s save taxpayers money and run a great government.”

Ford on the crack allegations on May 24, 2013.



“I’ve run a fantastic city. I don’t want to toot my own horn here but I’m the best mayor this city has ever had.”

Ford on his run as mayor during a radio interview on Nov. 3, 2013.



“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine… Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”

Ford admitting to smoking crack cocaine and denying ever lying about it on Nov. 5, 2013.



“I’ve never said that in my life to her, I would never do that. I’m happily married, I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”

Ford on allegations he made crude comments to a female assistant about performing oral sex on Nov. 14, 2013.



“The revelations yesterday of cocaine, escorts, prostitution has pushed me over the line and I used unforgivable language and again I apologize. These allegations are 100 per cent lies.”

Ford on more allegations on Nov. 14, 2013.



“This… reminds me of when I was watching with my brother when Saddam (Hussein) attacked Kuwait and (U.S.) President Bush said ‘I warn you, I warn you, I warn you, do not.’ Well folks, if you think American-style politics is nasty, you guys have just attacked Kuwait.”

Rob Ford before the council vote to strip him of his powers on Nov. 18, 2013.



“Bumbaclot, mon.”

Ford speaking Jamaican patois in a fast food restaurant during an odd rant captured on video on January 20, 2014.



“I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have tried to deal with these issues by myself over the past year. I know that I need professional help and I am now 100 per cent committed to getting myself right.”

Ford said in a statement on April 30, 2014, after three Toronto newspapers published numerous reports, including another video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, an audio recording of the mayor drunk, spewing profanities and making lewd comments, and witness accounts of him snorting cocaine in a Toronto nightclub.



“It’s not just an addiction. Some people can drink, some people can casually use drugs. I have a disease. I have a chronic disease. I was born with blond hair and I’m going to die with blond hair. I was born with this disease. I’m going to die with this disease.”

Ford in July 2014.



“This is what I love to do. This is not causing the disease. I’ve had this disease before I even entered this office.”

Ford on whether stress from being mayor contributed to his alcohol and drug abuse in July 2014.



“I offended a lot of people and all I can do is apologize and say sorry. I cannot change the past.”

Ford in July 2014.

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