“I feel normal here. Maybe it is because I am imperfect like this city.”

“Houston is truly unique. To be successful here, you don’t need to be born here, be in a certain family, or belong to the right clubs. In Houston, they throw you a uniform and say, ‘OK, show us what you got.’”

“If America is a melting pot, I would say Houston is more like a fruit salad. The many cultures here don’t blur together; in fact, they retain what’s special about them. But it’s that they live happily side-by-side with those unique differences that makes our town great.”