We don't expect to see rejection in the early phase. Our big concern is in the first three months.

Nobody's going to have nowhere to go.

People are always on edge here. Nothing is safe. It's a very dangerous place.

We proceeded to start a professional theatre but not really knowing how to do it. As my mom said, 'The reason it succeeded is because we didn't know that we didn't know how to run a theatre.' Raleigh didn't have a strong professional theatre where you could see high-quality revivals. [Audiences] ate it up. We grew from there.

I have carefully and regularly perused the Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that the volume contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever language they may have been written.

He was a very good person.

You think people are homeless now, this city is really going to be homeless then. Nobody's going to have nowhere to go. You can't go back to New Orleans.

Leon is connected to our community in ways that very few elected officials are. He will leave a sense of fairness and a vision that encourages all of us to find the good in each other and build up on that, as opposed to what divides us.

Leon has influenced more lives, I think, than probably any single elected official in this region.