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!