"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."
"I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world."
"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."
"We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear."
"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."
"I'm very proud that he was my son."
"She attracted people wherever she went."
"I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on."
"I can't believe it's been 10 years."
"We were given fictitious names."
"You remember the first dinner together?"
"Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant..."
"I didn't want to be the sole survivor."
"You showed me that I'm not alone."
"The Secret Service told him not to leave."
"If you need me to hold your hand, I'm there."
"I didn't even recognize myself."
"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."
"Ever since I was 10, I knew that I needed to be a dad."
"Being married is like having a color television set..."
"We make a very odd couple."
"I draw my strength from you."
"It was very easy to be patient with him."
"We really are two sides of the same heart."
"I remember hearing the phone ring early in the morning..."
"I'm always perfectly free to be me."
"Someone said it's like the Taj Mahal for rats."
"Did you ever give up hope?"
"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."
"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."
"When I asked him what I owed him, he said, 'You just pass it on.' "
"He's the reason I'm here. "
"You'll be the fourth generation of the family line."
"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."
"We're scarier than the person that's abusing them."
"I remember feeling helpless."
"The disconnect is huge."
"You moved into the hospital with me."
"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"
"It's been a beautiful journey knowing you."
"In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife."
"My brothers were like my soul mates..."
"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"
"You feel like being gay is like a virus."
"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."
"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."
"I wanted to kneel where Mike fell..."
"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"
"You were only 18 years old..."
"I remember saying, 'I'm toast.'"
"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."
"The last 22 years would have been hell without you."
"I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live."
"My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's."
"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. "
"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."