"Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship - and it goes so much deeper than friendship."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."Eric Massa on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."Eric Massa on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."Eric Massa on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."Eric Massa on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."Eric Massa on Oprah Winfrey
"And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots."
"I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that's going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became - what it campaigned against."