"It is a utter waste of time and energy to debate the issue of whether I am qualified enough to attend your graduate school. The real issue we should be discussing is how you can convince an awesome person like me to consider applying to your school. The reason we should be discussing the latter issue is because it is already established that I am awesome and that I have high cerebral capability, ergo your school should, in fact, be writing me a letter explaining why I should choose to spend 5 - 6 years in your labs. Do take your time to respond and write a convincing letter."
- My friend on her personal statement for grad school