My father was a factory worker and we were really poor. But everything I earned peddling papers and working in stores he made me put aside for education.

Ive been around the track a lot. Ive had the best of the years and I dont want a single year back.

You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I cant say something good about a person I dont want to say anything. And since I dont want to say anything bad I wont write a book.

I loved every day I was in politics. But I got out at the right time. I never miss it.

Abe Ribicoff believes in that American dream. I believe it from the bottom of my heart and your sons and daughters too can have the American dream come true.