"I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'"
"We didn't know he was sick..."
"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."
"We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear."
"I can't believe it's been 10 years."
"If you need me to hold your hand, I'm there."
"Being married is like having a color television set..."
"It was very easy to be patient with him."
"My partners and I would come to the hospital every chance we got. "
"We used to go up to the torch."
"When you have a 19- or 20-year-old who wants to die, that is totally heartbreaking."
"He's the reason I'm here. "
"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."
"I remember feeling helpless."
"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."
"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."
"At three years of age, you just started playing..."
"What are some of your dreams?"
"How did you feel at such a young age to have such a big sickness?"
"I remember many months with no lights."
"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"
"The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop."
"I lost myself on Wall Street."
"One night, when I was leaving the house, I realized I was being followed..."
"I received a letter in the mail from the Boy Scouts..."
"This medal was very precious to my parents."
"We'd go to our hangout, which was Dubrow's Cafeteria."
"I didn't even think twice."
"We didn't really hit it off that first day."
"In my old school, I never went to class."
"Does it bother you to think of home?"
"I always have a notecard in my pocket that tells me what the date is."
"The doctors were amazed that he lived as long as he lived..."
"The students wouldn't speak to me..."
"When Thomson hit the home run, my pals and I were in school."
"It was just happenstance that he happened to be there."
"He's always been on my mind ever since then..."
"This tall, dark fellow was singing. He had these shades on. I was like, 'Look at this guy.'"
"He employed performers that the other agents would never use."
"We got to the World Trade Center in a matter of minutes."
"He was a meticulous man."
"I was very strict because I was afraid kids would discover I was gay."
"He never said anything good about my writing."
"When you told me someday you're gonna be an NBA referee, I said, ‘Yeah, of course’."
"It was Christine's first trip in an airplane."
"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."
"I called his name into the phone over and over..."
"I was in Brooklyn, New York teaching the third grade."
"We were together for 22 years..."
"So, I get to ask you the questions today..."
"I thought he was the goofiest guy I had ever met..."
"She reaches around the wall with this little yellow bunny rabbit puppet..."
"EMTs arrived within minutes..."
"I think I could have done another 31 years."
"I was focusing on him coming home."
"Have me and Mom ever extremely disappointed you?"
"How come I didn't scare you?"
"The initial impression was as if we had walked out of the audience and became part of the show..."