“I’ve been shy for as long as I can remember. When I was in first grade, all the other kids would play sports during recess, but I’d sit alone and play with sand.
“I’d probably feel more loved and respected if I was better at conversation. When you’re good at conversation, people are always giving you feedback.
"We went to a yoga class on our first date. I’d recommend that to everyone, by the way. There’s never been a serial killer who enjoyed yoga.
"I’m just waiting for summer."
“He had a four centimeter tumor removed from the frontal lobe of his brain. He cries a lot now. He never used to cry, but I’ve probably seen him cry twenty times since the surgery.
“The night before Dad’s brain surgery, he invited about six or seven of his friends over, and he called it The Last Supper.
“She’s much more empathetic than I am. When our son was very sick with cancer, she had a much better sense for what he was going through.
“I’m trying to instill morals in my three year old son, but I don’t want him to be afraid of me. We were shopping over the holidays, and he started to run away from me into the crowd, so I yelled at him.
“I met a man who I wanted to be like. He was professional, independent, married. All that ‘Leave It To Beaver’ shit.
“I’m a rabbi. But I don’t try to provide any answers. I tell people what tradition says, and if they find meaning in it, and it works for them, then they are welcome to apply it.
“He’s obsessed with the subway maps. We bought him some to hang on his wall, and when we walk in his room, he’ll be studying them.
“If I could open up my own skate shop, I’d be so happy. Then I could do nothing but spread stoke to other riders.
“She’s much more anxious than I am. The way I look at things— if the problem is important enough that it will affect us tomorrow, then we need to deal with it.
“The biggest piece I’ve ever found. Three quarters of an ounce. July 12th, 2006. Happiest day of my life.
"I’ve got a small, self-operated gold mine on the middle fork of the Feather River in California." "How’d you get into gold mining?
"I was in Egypt during the Arab Spring when the Mubarak government got overthrown. I was building an amusement park called the Mubarak Family Park."
"I go to the movies once a month. And I watch every single one of them."
"I should have made more mistakes."
"I’ve drawn this statue before, but I’ve gotten better since then. There’s a level of skill where the drawing is so realistic that you can put the piece of paper in front of your face, and you’ll swear that you’re still looking at the sculpture.
"I wish I could be remembered through my work, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen at this point.