“From the moment I thought Scott might need a kidney, it was just a given to me that I was giving him mine.”
“It’s an excuse for us to constantly keep in touch and not drift away.”
No one’s making them try to read 100 books a year.
“It’s a backwards kind of friendship. You get in with the most vulnerable parts of your heart first.”
“Any little decision, I always have to consult them. There’s never a moment where I’m not considering, What would Jess and Sha tell me to do?”
“The Muppets can often do what humans can’t. They’ve got this special power.”
“Out of that short experience came this wonderful, beautiful relationship. I just love Alan.”
“Everyone in the office was like, ‘Are you the new Courtney? She was amazing.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have such big shoes to fill.’”
You don’t have to love yourself before you can love someone else.
“In the early days, it was so hard to describe us. People were like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
“She got me to look at things in the future instead of just the present. Kelli had planned so much for herself that I think it started to rub off.”
“It did come as a shock when she told me that she was leaving. It was like, Well, we’ve only barely begun.”
A psychologist explains how a strong relationship with a parent or teacher can help boys be their true selves, even when those selves don’t fit within narrow cultural norms.
“People didn’t really understand what it was like to grow up the way we grew up. It was so great not to have to explain that to Ariane.”
"Going to Nuevo Laredo for lunch or dinner was no big deal. We would do that all the time, without even really realizing we were crossing a border."
“The rule was you should never go over the heads of the kids. Anything that appealed to adults had to appeal to the kids too.”
“To be able to talk about things that only we as young women clergy experience is really comforting.”
“I think it’s different for parents. We have to protect our children. That’s our No. 1 calling in life, and that comes before everything.”
“We had been talking about doing a big group meet-up somewhere and we picked Dollywood.” “It was one of the most wonderful moments of my life.”
“I saw her as who I would have been if I grew up on a farm in Apple Canyon Lake. And I think she saw me as the same thing, but reversed.”