"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."
"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?"
"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 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..."
"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."
"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."
"I remember a private swim club..."
"We'd go to our hangout, which was Dubrow's Cafeteria."
"Dennis will roll with the best of them."
"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."
"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."
"The school buses were already lined up to take the kids home."
"What is your legacy?"
"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?"
"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."
"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."
"Everybody would come to the house to see my mama..."
"In my old school, I never went to class."
"The doctors were amazed that he lived as long as he lived..."
"The students wouldn't speak to me..."
"When Thomson hit the home run, my pals and I were in school."
"He was immaculate from head to toe."
"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."
"When I would get to a new town, everybody had to see who could whip the new boy."
"I built my own planetarium in my backyard."
"He put his hands on my face like he was trying to feel was I really his son."
"This tall, dark fellow was singing. He had these shades on. I was like, 'Look at this guy.'"