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O Magazine Rudy Giuliani

O Magazine interview

1 Jan, 2002

Giuliani talks about coping with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City in an interview with O Magazine.

I never imagined having to deal with this. But I’ve found myself relying on lessons my parents taught me years ago. My father used to say to me, If you’re in a crisis and everyone is getting very emotional, you’ve got to become calmer. That’s the only way to get yourself through it. (On Sept. 11) I remember saying to myself, I have to be very, very calm—because sometimes I can be very excitable. I am Italian, after all!