Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey
- Gayle on Oprah: "We became friends that first night because for the first time, I met somebody who I felt was like me."
- Oprah on Gayle: "I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it — how can you be this close without it being sexual? How else can you explain a level of intimacy where someone always loves you, always respects you, admires you, wants the best for you, wants the best for you in every single situation of your life, lifts you up, supports you always? That's an incredibly rare thing between even the closest of friends."