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Letter "D" » Don Perkins Quotes
«I think the most important thing he teaches all of us, ... is that anything is possible when preparation meets opportunity.»
«The students voted me student body president simply because they knew who I was, and part of that responsibility was making a speech in front of the entire school, ... I had a couple of teachers help me with it, and it ended up pushing me to do something I probably wouldn't have otherwise done. Once that happened, it didn't bother me to speak in public.»
«I did one television interview I remember, and I just knew that there would be an opportunity there, ... It was pretty clear that they felt, 'Here is a black man who can talk, so why don't we take advantage of it?' »
«I liked what Douglass had accomplished in his day, and I liked the message of the play ? that anyone can accomplish anything, ... Here was a man who escaped slavery, educated himself and eventually developed a rapport with Abraham Lincoln ? a man whose opinion Lincoln sought out. That's amazing.»
«The great thing about life is you never know what's waiting around the corner, ... You have to be ready for anything.»
«He was exceptional when he had to be. He made really big saves for us on some of their power plays.»
«We're expanding and taking care of customers that asked us to expand out here. The whole (North Point Enterprise Zone) package offered made it conducive, as well as its location to the port.»
«We talked about how you can leave no doubt at the end of the game. We had two batters today that I was really disappointed in how we pitched. One of them was the first inning, and then, the golden rule of baseball ? you don't walk the tying run on base and bring the winning run to the plate. We did that, but other than that we did extremely well.»