"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?" "My dad used to play trumpet in a big band. One time when I was a kid, he was playing on a cruise ship, and I got to dance with a very wealthy woman." "Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?" "When they made me start taking the medication."
"I came from the Dominican Republic when I was 15. The first day of school, I couldn’t speak English and I didn’t know anybody. I wanted to cry all day. I didn’t even want to go to lunch. Six months later, he moved to the US, and came to school feeling the same way. So I showed him how everything works. We’ve been best friends ever since."
"We’re eye doctors." "What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?" "The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."
“My parents were always fighting. They weren’t very supportive. I used to be bitter about it. I was caught up on how my life could have been different if I had better parents. How things would have been different if x, y, and z had happened. But then you get older and you realize maybe they didn’t have the capacity to give you what you needed. They couldn’t understand you, just like you couldn’t understand them. You realize they were dealing with their own disappointments. And you even start to think, ‘Maybe I could have been a better son.’”