"I am the most obstinate person you will ever meet. I have a streak of stubbornness in me that I think is what has accounted for some of my success in life. There is some personal need to persevere, to fight the fight. And if you just try and be stubborn about trying you can do what you set your mind to."—Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who additionally noted that her personal determination was aided by affirmative action, which "was a door opener that changed the course of my life."
Sotomayor will be the first Latina to administer the oath of office to the US Vice President, when she swears in VP Joe Biden on Inauguration Day. Biden personally selected her.
[H/T to Shaker Brunocerous.]