"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."
"What happened on that day is tattooed on your soul."
"He was a strong, fit kid. So I really didn't think anything was seriously wrong."
"I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice."
"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."
"My first question was, 'Do you have the right guy?'"
"I felt like you were this little angel on my shoulder wherever I was going."
"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."
"Everybody would come to the house to see my mama..."
"I just fell in love with her right there."
"I've lived with this for so long."
"In my old school, I never went to class."
"Does it bother you to think of home?"
"I always have a notecard in my pocket that tells me what the date is."
"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."
"The doctors were amazed that he lived as long as he lived..."
"The students wouldn't speak to me..."
"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."
"He said, 'You make sure you call that teacher.'"
"He was immaculate from head to toe."
"It was just happenstance that he happened to be there."
"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."
"He's always been on my mind ever since then..."
"There's a form we fill out and it's called 'On My Death.'"
"When I would get to a new town, everybody had to see who could whip the new boy."
"I do the decorating, paperwork, whatever law enforcement's needed."
"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.'"
"He employed performers that the other agents would never use."
"I remember waking up from the surgery and seeing this beautiful nurse."
"As an old man, he still had scars..."
"We got to the World Trade Center in a matter of minutes."
"He was a meticulous man."
"What made you decide you wanted to adopt a child?"
"I was very strict because I was afraid kids would discover I was gay."
"He never said anything good about my writing."
"When you told me someday you're gonna be an NBA referee, I said, ‘Yeah, of course’."
"When I was put up as president of the student body, she created a groundswell against me."
"She died on an incident that I sent her on."
"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."
"My coworker sent you that email by mistake."
"It was Christine's first trip in an airplane."
"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."
"I called his name into the phone over and over..."
"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"