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What kind of influence did my parents have on my life? Well, they had the most influence. These are the people who are closest to me. My parents are very positive people. They've been supportive. They're always there.
When I was a kid, being outside was the norm. Rain or shine, our parents would tell us to get out of the house.
When I was 3 my parents put me in gymnastics because I was a bundle of energy and they just didn't know what to do with me! They put me in a Tots class and I just fell in love with it.
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.
I think that's exactly what Silicon Valley was all about in those days. Let's do a startup in our parents' garage and try to create a business.
I wish there were two of me and 48-hour days so I could get everything done. But for me, I have to not try and think that everything has to be 100% perfect all the time and leave room for error. As long as my kids feel loved and a priority, everything really is secondary.
On winning Literature Nobel Prize: I was actually in the street. Yes, I was in the street. It was my daughter who notified me.
The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important, my belief in my country is important, my relationship to my family is important, the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important.
I always had the chance to do whatever I wanted to do, my parents were very open about that.
I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.
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