Every Monday, we're rounding up the things, small and big, that make us stop and think. Today, we're inspired by...
“You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime.”
—Music producer Clive Davis, speaking at Whitney Houston's funeral.
“Marriage is about two flawed people making each other better...And with us a lot of the time, we make ourselves better by fighting.”
—Cupcake baker and small business owner Allison Robicelli, on working (and arguing) with her husband.
"I knew that I was going to continue to cartoon and write no matter what happened, no matter what lousy job I had to have. But there was no indication that it was going to work, that it was going to pay off."
—Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, which just aired its 500th episode.
"Are you apprehensive about the situation you're in? Yeah, but you
volunteered, you want to do this thing, it's important for the country,
and you're glad to have been selected for it, and you're going to do the
best job you can possibly do."
--John Glenn, on being the first American astronaut to go into orbit, 50 years ago today.