"I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'"

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"What made you want to go to college with me?"

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"We didn't know he was sick..."

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"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."

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"I had nightmares for years..."

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"I met you the day before John died."

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"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."

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"I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world."

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"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."

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"We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear."

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"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."

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

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"She attracted people wherever she went."

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"I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on."

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"I can't believe it's been 10 years."

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"We were given fictitious names."

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"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."

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"I just felt I was not living an honest life."

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"It was a really wonderful, amazing world that came crashing down."

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"I remember wishing I would wake up a boy."

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"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."

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"You remember the first dinner together?"

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"Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant..."

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"I didn't want to be the sole survivor."

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

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"The Secret Service told him not to leave."

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"If you need me to hold your hand, I'm there."

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"I didn't even recognize myself."

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"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."

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

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"Being married is like having a color television set..."

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"We make a very odd couple."

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"I draw my strength from you."

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"It was very easy to be patient with him."

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

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"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

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"I'm always perfectly free to be me."

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"Someone said it's like the Taj Mahal for rats."

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"Did you ever give up hope?"

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"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."

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"My partners and I would come to the hospital every chance we got. "

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"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."

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"We used to go up to the torch."

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"When you have a 19- or 20-year-old who wants to die, that is totally heartbreaking."

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"When I asked him what I owed him, he said, 'You just pass it on.' "

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"He's the reason I'm here. "

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"You'll be the fourth generation of the family line."

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"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."

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

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"I remember feeling helpless."

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"The disconnect is huge."

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"You moved into the hospital with me."

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"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"

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"It's been a beautiful journey knowing you."

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"In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife."

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"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"

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"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

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"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."

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