To be fair, my analysis failed to spell out Obama's first-term accomplishments, although I did acknowledge his 'enormous skills' and tried to focus readers on the distinction between good and presidencies.

Ron Fournier

With my academic achievement in high school, I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that.

Sonia Sotomayor

All David Blaine is is a good-looking magician.

Whatever dramas are going on in my life, I always that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest, tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.

Layne Staley

When I am composing, I try to clear my mind of having to publish, or having to sell a book or readers. That kind of thinking gets in the way.

Maxine Hong Kingston

I want to put myself in the best position to stay out on the floor.

Mohamed Bamba