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Lloyd Richards

Tony Award-Winning Director

Lloyd Richards: I remember studying Shakespeare as a young person in school, and I remember an assignment to memorize a soliloquy, which I did. I was asked to stand up in front of the class and do it. I did it and I found myself saying beautiful words, phrases, thoughts that I agreed with, and I found myself expressing myself through someone else's words. There were people there and they responded; a connection was made. And I guess there was a connection made in me, that I felt something, or received something in that. That was deeply satisfying.
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Sally Ride

First American Woman in Space

I was growing up in the early days of the space program, and I can still remember teachers wheeling those big old black and white television sets into the classroom, so that we could watch some of the early space launches and splashdowns, and that made a real impact on me, as I think it did a lot of kids growing up at the time. I thought a lot about what it would be like to be on a rocket and what it would be like to be in space when I was 12 years old.
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Sonny Rollins

Greatest Living Jazz Soloist

I'm dissatisfied and I'm always striving. There's musicians that I know who are more talented than me, and more gifted than me. They don't have to do that, they can just And a lot of guys have learned their craft and they get to a place, and they are satisfied, and the stuff they do is great. So it's an individual thing. In my case, my thing is constantly looking for something else. I'm not satisfied yet. I know there is more there. I don't think I have expressed myself yet really, but every now and then, a few times a year, I have a tremendous concert where I really feel that I am beginning to break the barrier and really get into a deeper spiritual place, and it happens. When it happens, then, "Wow! I'm right. There is something else. There is something more than what is here."
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