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Sonia Sotomayor

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."