In 1949, when I was 2, my family moved from Yonkers, NY, to a development of brick houses in Elmont, a Long Island suburb of New York City. What I remember most about the house was the glider on our porch. I used to sit there to my father, Victor, as he talked about the moon and the stars. He taught me to dream big.

I am a black woman, and I'm proud of that, but as a showrunner, I want to think about what makes me unique beyond my race.

Courtney A. Kemp

I was so gangly, even sneakers awkward. Everybody kind of goes through some phase, and it's hard if you're singled out for anything. But there was this one boy in particular who made fun of me, and – it's funny – then later, when we were 18 or 19, he wanted to go out with me.

Lauren Cohan

There's a show in America where all these people compete with ferrets, and they don't even do anything. They basically just hold them up, and if they don't bite you, they might win.

Robin Williams

Nothing would have shocked Proust more than to hear that his work was perceived as difficult or inaccessibly rarefied.

Andre Aciman

Old-school guys, they don't need to see the doctor, the massage therapist. We'd come in when we was 21; we'd go right to the and start shooting.

Paul Pierce