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“I still believe that the mildest and most obscure of Americans can be rescued from oblivion by good luck, sudden changes in fortune, sudden encounters with heroes. I believe it because I lived it.”

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source: “Theodore C. Sorensen, 82, Kennedy Counselor, Dies,” by Tim Weiner, The New York Times, October 31, 2010.

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“We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.”

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source: “My Favorite August,” The New York Times, August 13, 2010.

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medium: Op-Ed

“I don’t consider myself a hero. I’m an ordinary girl who believed in her dream. You don’t have to be someone special or anything special to achieve something amazing. You’ve just got to have a dream, believe in it, and work hard.”

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source: CNN, May 15, 2010

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