"I’ve buried over forty people in my family’s cemetery..."
"I can't imagine anyone deserting a child for any reason."
"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."
"I've got pictures of you in the shop when you were in the bassinet."
"I always walk them through the lunch line..."
"A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there."
"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."
"I guess it's my turn, now."
"What made you want to go to college with me?"
"I had nightmares for years..."
"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."
"I'm always perfectly free to be me."
"When I asked him what I owed him, he said, 'You just pass it on.' "
"We're scarier than the person that's abusing them."
"I remember hearing the phone ring early in the morning..."
"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."
"I don't think I ever felt more beautiful than I did that day..."
"I've never seen you turn anybody away."
"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."
"He's always been on my mind ever since then..."
"There's a form we fill out and it's called 'On My Death.'"
"I remember waking up from the surgery and seeing this beautiful nurse."
"As an old man, he still had scars..."
"He was a meticulous man."
"What made you decide you wanted to adopt a child?"
"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."
"I was scared to death."
"I wasn't like other kids."
"There was no doubt in my mind, I was going to work along side of my dad, my granddad, my uncles."
"He was so busy that he would schedule surgeries for three and four in the morning."
"My dad in Cuba said, 'When you go there you're going to ask for George.'"
"She didn't have very much warmth about her..."
"I put an ad in the local paper and offered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for twelve people."
"When I was younger I didn't like you much."
"I found myself in the principal's office a lot."
"I can remember things that occur in my heart much better than things that occur in my head."
"They'd come in limping and they would literally leave walking."
"I caught a wave and was gliding down the face..."
"How come I didn't scare you?"
"I saw this guy with a head of black hair and white, white, teeth..."
"When did you and Dad decide to adopt?"
"She met Robert when she was 90..."
"I was afraid that I hadn't given you all you needed."
"Before they would see a doctor, the families in the community would come to see her."
"I was sick; I had no job; I was lonely—and then Felix called me."
"I didn't have any idea as to what to expect..."
"It's hard to believe that our troop's lasted that long."
"He told me all these stories about the tooth fairy..."
"When I first met Antonio he was 270 pounds..."
"People will make fun of her in school..."
"I knew the top ten on the radio and I could do my nails, but I didn't even know how to cook."
"She didn't speak English but she understood 'A.'"
"It's like the whole school, all the kids are my family"
"She brought a glimmer of hope..."
"I spotted this book that looked rather risque..."
"I was six years old when she left for New York City."
"I just felt I was not living an honest life."
"Letting go, for my mother, was scary."