"It doesn't matter if you're gay or black or both. What matters is your dedication to building a better community and your willingness to work hard at it."
Falls Church, Va., City Councilman Lawrence Webb, the first out black elected official in his state, as quoted in the Washington Blade
Henry James, American writer
"Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it at the bud."
Alex Osborn, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time."
Marian Wright Edelman Children's activist
The Phantom (Gerard Butler)"The Phantom of the Opera," 2004