Quotes of Elli

“ When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said 'Are you sure you're Ellis's son?'. ”

- Wynton Marsalis

“ Whether our ancestors came here on the Mayflower, on slave ships, whether they came to Ellis Island or LAX in Los Angeles, whether they came yesterday or walked this land a thousand years ago our great challenge for the 21st century is to find a way to be One America… ”

- Bill Clinton

“ Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx. ”

- Arthur Hertzberg

“ It is not uncommon to find oneself thinking such thoughts as "I can't stand this" or "If only I didn't have to do this." As the psychologist Albert Ellis notes, such thoughts frequently involve whining. In essence, we are acting like babies and whining about things "not being fair… ”

- John D. Bransford and Barry S. Stein
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