"It was the first time I met openly gay people."

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"It felt like I had a knife stuck in the middle of my brain. "

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"I guess it's my turn, now."

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"I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again."

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"I met you the day before John died."

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"I'm very proud that he was my son."

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"We were given fictitious names."

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"You showed me that I'm not alone."

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"Ever since I was 10, I knew that I needed to be a dad."

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"We really are two sides of the same heart."

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"We're scarier than the person that's abusing them."

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"I remember saying, 'I'm toast.'"

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"The last 22 years would have been hell without you."

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"It's not just a tattoo."

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"You said, 'Well, I have a medical condition that I probably should share with you.'"

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"You want to go over to your ex-husband's for Thanksgiving?"

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"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."

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"Every scar in my leg has something to do with you."

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"As if high school is not hard enough..."

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"We saw, on the side of the road, a guy with a prosthetic leg."

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"This medal was very precious to my parents."

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"I worked harder than I have ever thought of working."

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"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."

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"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."

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"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"

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"What is your legacy?"

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"I've never seen you turn anybody away."

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"This tall, dark fellow was singing. He had these shades on. I was like, 'Look at this guy.'"

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"My dad in Cuba said, 'When you go there you're going to ask for George.'"

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"Some guys couldn't handle it."

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"I think I could have done another 31 years."

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"I never have found another neighborhood like that one."

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"I was sick; I had no job; I was lonely—and then Felix called me."

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"When I first met Antonio he was 270 pounds..."

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"I've been in and around barber shops all of my life."

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"I don't think you knew how scared I was..."

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"It was probably the loneliest time of my life."

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"I just needed a little bit of help..."

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"Jimmy, tell me how it all started."

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"We really had some adventures..."

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"I never particularly liked you."

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"When I was in high school I was afraid of you..."

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"What was the best tip you ever got?"

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"Remember when you were asking me 'Hey Dad were you in a war?'"

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"My father took me to the grocery store when I was just big enough to walk..."

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"What are the things you believe in?"

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"He was my best friend in the whole wide world..."

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"I really, at first, didn't want to pick the parents..."

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"He said, 'Well, Judge, I'm disappointed in you...'"

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"You're the kind of person that we want our child to grow into..."

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"There was a lot more to me than you might imagine."

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"He was tough on the outside—big, big, soft guy on the inside."

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"My first memory of you was at camp when we were 12..."

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"We're like the Mutt and Jeff of the painting world; I'm a big girl, and you're just a little slip of a thing."

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"I spend more time with Clarice than I do with my own family."

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"We were having breakfast at Friendly's and this young couple came in with an autistic child."

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"Don't ever let anybody tell you they can do something to you. You're free, man. You don't have to take that."

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"He went somewhere; you could see it. And there was no pain. There's a quiet dignity in there."

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