"I was still in high school when I climbed the Monument. I went with Katherine and two boys, they were all in their first year of college. I don't remember who said: "Let's go climb the rock," but obviously we were searching for something to do. We were pretty desperate for entertainment."
"There was a kid named Howard Keats, 17 or 18 years old -- around my age -- lived down in Hopkinton on the main road towards Concord; wanted someone to go to California with him. He didn't have much money and I didn't either -- had about $55. We started in summertime. We took some food with us, we took blankets and we took junk."
"I doubt if a day has gone by in my life -- because I have such a great need for it -- that I haven't seen something beautiful. But happiness? I've had peak experiences; joy I know quite well, but I'm not sure what happiness is and I no longer seek it. I think it's kind of a thing that kids do. They think it's going to come and hang around."
"The afternoon before surgery Bob was playing in a walker and he was just as rambunctious as he could be. I felt horrible to think that the next day he was going to be so sick -- that I had signed him up for being as close to death as he could get."
Will Obendorf, from the Hewlett Packard cardio series
"In 1988 I was organizing the first American film festival in Russia. While I was in St. Petersburg one of the Soviet organizers came to me and told me that she had a little girl, Maria, who was dying of a heart defect and that she was not treatable in Russia. She asked if I knew any American doctors that she could write to . . . "
Jo Ann McGowan, original Executive Director of Heart to Heart