"At the age of 18, I didn't know what I was going to be doing with my life."
"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."
"When I first saw him, I turned him down."
"Hello, my name is Yusor Abu-Salha."
"It was like Picasso, a great artist doing his work. When he was in that car, he was doing his work."
"In high school when I first started wearing make-up, my family didn't notice."
"I used to catch them and put them in jars."
"I wanted to apologize to the people who were inside the bank."
"You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light."
"I always walk them through the lunch line..."
"It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall."
"I see a group of boys walking towards me, and I knew something was going to happen."
"Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan."
"When I saw him coming, I ducked around the hall and hid from him."
"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."
"I learned to fight with a knife long before I learned how to ride a bicycle. "
"I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again."
"It's definitely forced us to grow up faster than we would have otherwise."
"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."
"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."
"We were given fictitious names."
"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."
"Ever since I was 10, I knew that I needed to be a dad."
"We make a very odd couple."
"I draw my strength from you."
"It was very easy to be patient with him."
"My brothers were like my soul mates..."
"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."
"I remember feeling helpless."
"You moved into the hospital with me."
"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"
"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"
"You feel like being gay is like a virus."
"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."
"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"
"My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's."
"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."
"What are some of your dreams?"
"I grew up when that happened."
"How did it make you feel to leave us for your deployment?"
"We had to sit in the back of the class."
"What was the hardest part about me being gone?"
"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."
"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."
"Evander and I had a dog named Lassie ... "
"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."
"I remember many months with no lights."
"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"
"How do you think you are different because your dad and I got divorced? "
"As if high school is not hard enough..."
"The last picture she saw was one of me."
"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."
"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."
"I received a letter in the mail from the Boy Scouts..."