My best girl is dead.

He had splendid conformation-broad shoulders, white hair and erect carriage-and was beautifully turned out in an ensemble of rich brown. One was inclined to hope he would, in the end, award first prize to himself.

We are seeing strong demand across our entire portfolio of services, both domestic and international, ... We continue to see strong and sustainable economic recovery across many sectors of the economy that we serve.

I've had many writing heroes, writers who have influenced me. ...When I was very young as a sportswriter I knowingly and unashamedly imitated others ... But slowly, by what process I have no idea, your own writing tends to crystallize, to take shape. Yet you've learned some moves from all these guys and they are somehow incorporated into your own style. Pretty soon you're not imitating any longer.

We see continued year-over-year economic growth in the US and Asian economies.

We don't know if we are ready for a woman president. Would she face discrimination, sexism? Could the people support a woman?

We continue to see strong and sustainable recovery across many key sectors of the economy.

My body is here, but my heart is in Philadelphia, where my wife lays in a hospital bed after two knee replacements.

The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.

Look at him and you'd think he's 16. Talk to him and you think he's 26. Talk baseball with him, and you'd think he's 36.

I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents.

We'll take those (surcharges) down if and when there's reduction in fuel costs.

Katrina provides a chance to give up populism and embrace reform.

The coaches took a stand on something we believed and we just wanted the kids to get a fair shot.

We didn't have any Ku Klux Klan in Washington, D.C. There was no White Citizens Council. I mean, there was just this vast separation that you didn't have any kind of contact with until you went beyond the boundaries of your community.

One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community.

We were visited by whites, who always found coming into the black community to be interesting. Some even found it exotic. They knew that some of our restaurants were superior to their own. One of the interesting things is that whites discriminated against blacks. Blacks never discriminated against whites, and so they were always welcome.

The community put such a premium on success. And you had no excuse to blame racism or discrimination as a reason why you couldn't succeed.

One of the aspects of the Post-Civil War period is that it unleashed in the black community this latent talent that had always been there but had not been manifested in so many different areas of activity.

When you say that you are a race man, it means that you embrace the entire black community regardless of the hue, whether somebody is very light and could pass for possibly white or someone is very dark.

Ellington never graduated from high school, so when you speak about his success as a musician, his success as a businessman, his success as an organizer, the city was his tutor.

If all the ruminations and ponderances were laid end to end along the equator, they would most likely go around in a really big circle.

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.