Barack Obama has come closer than any figure in recent history to obeying a direct call of the people to the brutal and bloody fields of political mission.
Michael Eric Dyson
My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I had fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me 'Goodnight Moon.' From that moment, to this one, every single memory I have of my mom is that regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always, always there for me.
I grew up on dancehall music, and it holds a strong place in my heart.
I was a kid. I would go home and play instruments, and I would be at school on the playground the next day.
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
James Mark Baldwin
I have an amazing family. I was raised in a wonderful mid-west family.
God hadn't made me handsome, but he'd given me something, I always felt: funny bones.
I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire. You know you couldn't take your eyes off him because you never knew what he would do next.
There aren't too many people out there who can start one of my books and not finish it. I don't think too many writers can say that.
Gene Hackman is one of the great American actors of all time.
I'm pretty sure that I've never confessed in an interview my weakness for McDonald's Filet-O-Fish. The cheese is fake. Who knows what that 'fish' really is. It is gross. It is amazing.
Laura van den Berg
The particular feature of Berlin - well, all you need to do is look at the map: the geographical position of the city right in the heart of Europe, and the separation of the most powerful two blocs we've ever had in history, which went all the way through Germany.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
When I look at the record of President Obama concerning the major issue security I think it's a highly satisfactory record from Israeli point of view.
LeBron is LeBron. They're not going to call offensive fouls on him. He gets to do what he wants.
Stan Van Gundy
I never thought a Rock&Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or anywhere else was a good idea.