Sonia Sotomayor quotes
Quotes by and about Sonia Sotomayor
(Continued from her main entry on the site.)
Sotomayor: "I studied very hard, I partied very hard. I love playing very hard!"
Sotomayor: "If you want to live in this society, then you have to be a part of it."
Sotomayor: "[People] can be evil. ... I do believe there are some people who are evil and perhaps can't be redeemed."
Sotomayor: "[A colleague of mine once called me] a tough bitch. ... I don't think [he] was used to my kind of toughness."
Sotomayor: "I was a very rational child."
Sotomayor: "[I am not one who is] ruled by emotion."
Sotomayor: "I am the most obstinate person you will ever meet. I have a streak of stubbornness in me that ... has accounted for ... my success in life."
Sotomayor: "[I have a] personal need to persevere, to fight the fight and to ... be stubborn about trying."
[Her mother, to Sotomayor:] "You always were in charge."