"Why do you think people don't think that homosexual parents are good? You don't know what a homosexual family looks like. I will be the role model for the good gay family. Don't let these children suffer without families because of your bias."
"I'd love to be a dead body in the emergency room and have George Clooney go, 'This one's gone!' while he puts a sheet on me."
"I believe that God has a plan, and it's your job to show up with an open heart."
"The gray has gone away. I am living in bright Technicolor."
"You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking."
"One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people."
"It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there."
"We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language."
"Yes We Can!"
"We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it."
"I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world."
"Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion. That’s art. That’s life."