"I remember many months with no lights."
"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"
"The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop."
"One of the big mistakes you can make is to not believe yourself."
"She said, 'Stacy, I've gotta go,' and she hung up on me."
"You said, 'Well, I have a medical condition that I probably should share with you.'"
"It was hard not to be mom."
"How do you think you are different because your dad and I got divorced? "
"So I get a call from a local funeral home..."
"He chose to volunteer and go back for a second tour."
"You want to go over to your ex-husband's for Thanksgiving?"
"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."
"All I saw were soldiers with rifles, and machine-gun fire coming at me."
"My day starts at about four o'clock..."
"Every scar in my leg has something to do with you."
"I lost myself on Wall Street."
"I should have died at age 19."
"All I wanted to do was get revenge."
"As if high school is not hard enough..."
"Pues era muy pelionera yo."
"I came into the topless bar that you were bouncing."
"The last picture she saw was one of me."
"Most of my interaction with people was the worst moment of their life. "
"When we go on the fires, people treat you different."
"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."
"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."
"As a little baby you were always jumping."
"One night, when I was leaving the house, I realized I was being followed..."
"We saw, on the side of the road, a guy with a prosthetic leg."
"I received a letter in the mail from the Boy Scouts..."
"I've been the grandson of the postmaster, the nephew of the postmaster, the son of the postmaster, and the husband of the postmaster."
"This medal was very precious to my parents."
"She was one of these women who would grab a rattlesnake by the tail and snap its head off."
"I worked harder than I have ever thought of working."
"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."
"I remember a private swim club..."
"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"
"They asked me to blow 'Taps' for all who died in the war."
"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..."
"I didn't even think twice."
"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."
"My mind is so damaged."
"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"
"We were prepared for people to be unhappy, but we couldn't believe our eyes."
"Nos dijo, 'Quiero que caminen sin zapatos porque los perros son muy buenos en detectar las pisadas'."
"The school buses were already lined up to take the kids home."
"What is your legacy?"
"I felt like a walking star in the hallway."
"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."
"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?"
"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."
"Do you remember your first day being a teacher?"
"I've never seen you turn anybody away."
"I saw a flash of ankle and I went smack dab into the wall."
"We didn't really hit it off that first day."
"I looked in those big green eyes, and I was a done deal."