“Because other people come here like I did and wonder why, of all places, they ended up in Houston... and then they stay forever. And so we all become Houstonians and friends.”

“Because it’s my home. It’s in my blood and my lungs. Because I get lonely for the mercurial chaos and sprawl when I travel to sad, soulless, cookie-cutter towns. Everyone has a chance here; anyone can fit in and find a place of their own. No city in this country offers more diversity and opportunity alongside such friendliness and hospitality as Houston does.”