"It's the kind of thing most people don't have to learn to cope with."
"My brother asked me if I'd like to work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge..."
"I can't imagine anyone deserting a child for any reason."
"I wanted to apologize to the people who were inside the bank."
"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."
"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"
"We didn't know he was sick..."
"I had nightmares for years..."
"The Secret Service told him not to leave."
"We used to go up to the torch."
"He's the reason I'm here. "
"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."
"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."
"It was the first case of plague in New York City in over a hundred years."
"The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop."
"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."
"I lost myself on Wall Street."
"All I wanted to do was get revenge."
"The last picture she saw was one of me."
"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."
"I remember a private swim club..."
"They asked me to blow 'Taps' for all who died in the war."
"We were prepared for people to be unhappy, but we couldn't believe our eyes."
"The school buses were already lined up to take the kids home."
"What happened on that day is tattooed on your soul."
"The doctors were amazed that he lived as long as he lived..."
"Thomas woke me up and said that something was really wrong."
"If there is a hell on earth, it's got to be that."
"When Thomson hit the home run, my pals and I were in school."
"She died on an incident that I sent her on."
"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"
"My dad had a fair amount of self-confidence and bravado."
"It was a really wonderful, amazing world that came crashing down."
"I thought he was the goofiest guy I had ever met..."
"Some guys couldn't handle it."
"It changed me forever."
"We had some strange things happen."
"EMTs arrived within minutes..."
"I just idolized him."
"He had no sense of humor especially about himself."
"Some call us the Guardians of the Gate."
"In 1966 I enlisted in the army for service in Vietnam. At that same time, Don was battling his diabetes."
"He was a human being; I knew we had that much in common."
"The Betsy Ross story intrigued me."
"I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again."
"When the school blew up, the ink bottles on the desk flew clear to the ceiling."
"Everybody was hard hit."
"As long as there was one black child left in town, they had to keep the school open."
"My dad was working 24/7 to make it."
"He was a short-order cook..."
"It's a premature aging disorder..."
"We saw the searchlight from the patrol boat..."
"Both of the boys would call me when they were working."
"They would allow potential parents to check you out like a library book."
"By the time I was in the second grade, everyone was calling me Raymond."
"We wanted to be treated as men."
"He really talked that night."
"I couldn't understand why all the black men had signs that said 'I AM A MAN.'"