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If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I'd want that. ---->>>

The world, whether we like it or not, will become more and more borderless. ---->>>

I have always thought, genuinely thought, that elections are like world cups. They sometimes look easier from the outside and they are very difficult when you are in the middle of them. ---->>>

We have been given the trust and goodwill of New Zealanders. I do not take that trust for granted, and I never will. ---->>>

I guess I'm reasonably confident in all honesty. But I definitely don't think I'm arrogant. I'm pretty down to earth, I mean I'm genuinely down to earth. ---->>>

We live in a world where equality is pretty important.

We live in a world where equality is pretty important.

It's possible to spend every waking hour here on the ninth floor and not get out of the office. And this isn't the real world in here. And contrary to public opinion, I'm not incredibly poll-driven. They are an ongoing indicator of how we are going, but I take the feedback I get on the street as being the most important. ---->>>

I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I'm not claiming I'm a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others. ---->>>

I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society.

I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society.

New Zealand as a whole needs to save more, spend less and reduce our reliance on foreign debt. ---->>>

Sunday night I always cook if I can - if I'm home, I always cook. ---->>>

I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn't go into it, because it's demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family. ---->>>

Moral persuasion over a period of time makes a difference, but we shouldn't be naive to think that just because we raise it in a meeting it will make all those problems go away. It won't and it doesn't. ---->>>

The public talk colloquially, the public's grammar's not perfect. They kid around and I don't think they overly mark me down for that. They just see me as a normal guy. ---->>>

You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you're a pretty decent person you'll get back what you put in. ---->>>

You can't base an industry solely on one person. That's a very vulnerable business strategy. ---->>>

I believe the future of our country can be really great. ---->>>

I dare you to show me one example where I haven't discharged my responsibility seriously, professionally and appropriately. ---->>>

I'm often at events when they're quite light-hearted social events when people would want me to kid around. ---->>>

I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave. ---->>>

Let's just get a deal done then let's worry about expanding it. ---->>>

I think what happens when you are prime minister is no day is the same and every day you are under pressure. And there is always so much happening that the days just flash by and flash into weeks. ---->>>

We don't tell New Zealanders we can stop the global recession, because we can't. What we do tell them is we can use this time to transform the economy to make us stronger so that when the world starts growing again we can be running faster than other countries we compete with. ---->>>

Your personality as the prime minister feeds through to what you emphasise, and what you don't, how you'll handle a situation - whether you've got the combination of intelligence or instincts to adapt and to make good decisions. ---->>>

You are not going to change me and if you do, it will look like a fraud, it will be a fraud. ---->>>

I used to think... that people would think badly of me for various stuff they read. But now I accept it's just part of the deluge of stuff that comes every day. ---->>>

We are a small, open economy, highly dependent on global flows. It is inevitably a demand that dramatically alters and that is reflected in what we feel here in New Zealand. So there is at its most basic level a limit to what we can do and that is true everywhere. ---->>>

Bronagh looks after the kids and without her the family would disintegrate... there are some things you can't discuss with anyone other than your wife. There has to be a strong bond of trust. ---->>>

I always had a long-term view of going into politics, so I suppose I was always careful. I mean, I got offered all these rinky dink tax deals, but I always paid my taxes. I am naturally quite conservative. ---->>>

I have more engagement with New Zealand than people might think. Unlike the impression I have of the American president, who sits in the Oval Office and people come to them. ---->>>

I want to leave New Zealand in better shape than I found it. I know the job of prime minister is not forever and I'm going to do the best I can every day to make that difference. ---->>>

New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don't do that - and you want to lead the world - then you might end up getting unintended consequences. ---->>>

From time to time I might push a little bit too hard and I have got to be a bit more careful. ---->>>

I'm not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics. ---->>>

There is much more good gained from having a fully functioning financial market than there ever is not having that. ---->>>

I think it is only natural that people have anxiety about the economy because the economy is real. It is their job, their ability to service their mortgage and look after their family. And in the final analysis, nothing is more important than your capacity as a breadwinner or an earner to provide for those that rely on you. ---->>>

The Government has to stop borrowing as much money; if we don't, quite frankly New Zealand will be downgraded and interest rates will go up for all New Zealanders. ---->>>

I care about people's human rights and, as a country, we have a very proud record indeed. But I'm also realistic about what we can do... we can raise those issues with leaders and we can talk about those issues, and we do that. ---->>>

I engage with a lot of journalists, some of them have history and some of them don't, that's not my concern. My concern is to make sure I represent the views I want to represent on those shows. ---->>>

Investment is crucial. Because the truth is, you only get jobs and growth in the economy when people invest money, at their own risk, in setting up a business or expanding an existing business. ---->>>

My mother had an incredibly strong accent - although I couldn't hear it - and she was the main person there, so I'll have learnt to speak English from her. ---->>>

Sure I can sit around and do absolutely nothing for the next nine years and I might survive that long but it's not going to take New Zealand anywhere. ---->>>

Biography

Name: John Key
Nationality: New Zealand
Born: 08-09, 1961
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Occupation: Politician

Sir John Phillip Key GNZM (born 9 August 1961) is a New Zealand politician who served as the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the New Zealand National Party. He was elected leader of the party in November 2006 and appointed Prime Minister in November 2008, resigning from both posts in December 2016 (wikipedia)