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When my brother called to inform me, on the morning of May 22, 2003, that our mother Caroline Oates had died suddenly of a stroke, it was a shock from which, in a way, I have yet to recover.
Joyce Carol Oates
I applaud President Obama for launching his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative that is aimed to empower our youth to achieve success.
Charles B. Rangel
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
Narciso Rodriguez was my first fashion big brother. He made my wedding dress, which was wonderful.
It's great working with my sister, because we are very close as a family - my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship.
Compassion comes from a choice and not the liberal definition of a choice - the choice to say I can do with a little less so my brother can have a little more.
I was very troubled, yes. Me and my brother both - we were troubled and troublemakers.
My guess is my brother would call his mom and his dad pretty regularly, a lot more than I probably did.
My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents... They treated us like adults.
Henry Louis Gates
It really was my brother who got me involved in swimming. I wanted to be just like him and do everything he was doing.
In 2002 Mom and I got a chance to act together in a play called 'Pitching to the Star,' with her brother, Robert Lipton. The three of us on the same stage - that was such a special experience for me.
And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake no word When they met in the way.
I'm probably a bit of a cheeky grandson, like my brother as well. We both take the mickey a bit too much.
Just because one brother is good and one brother is bad in the same family, we cannot say that the rest of the family is bad or good.
You know, my sister sings, my brother plays drums in my band. My whole family is a bunch of musicians.
I used to joke for years that I was a black man. I adopted the black culture, the black race. I married a black woman, and I had black kids. I always considered myself a 'brother.'
I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old. When I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother.'
I have, in my partner George Roberts, a person who is the most wonderful man in the world to me. He's like a brother to me. Creating with him, being side by side with him, in whatever we try to do, is a real pleasure to me.
I started swimming when I was four because my brother wanted to join a swim team, and I wanted to do what he did. They said I had to be six, but if I could swim a lap, then I could participate. So I swam a lap, and the rest is history.
I worked at this place called Water World; it was a waterslide park. My brother and my dad framed my first paycheck from this place - which was for $0.00 dollars - because I didn't even make enough to cover the cost of my uniform!
My brother is the lifelong musician; he made the choice to do that when we were very, very young kids. I remember him playing in bands and listening to the music he was writing in the house - he's nine years older than me.
We did a two month tour with Taj Mahal that was really healing and cathartic and a good distraction after my brother passed away. Then I knew I wanted to take a year off, and it was really nice to have that chance to fall apart.
I lost my brother when he was 30, and that was devastating for me. I don't know if I will ever get over it.
Giada De Laurentiis
My father was a really sharp cartoonist and filmmaker. He used to tape-record the family surreptitiously, either while we were driving around or at dinner, and in 1963 he and I made up a story about a brother and a sister, Lisa and Matt, having an adventure out in the woods with animals.
What I've learnt being an actor is that you've got to be lucky. I got less lucky, and nobody was interested. If a part came up, it would be for the main corpse's friend's brother who was having problems with his marriage.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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