[Marion G. Romney]
It seems incredible that this great honor [i.e., the apostleship] should come to me, and yet I was not entirely surprised. For some years I have been tormented with the thought that I might be so chosen. I have sought the Lord in mighty prayer to take the thought out of my heart, but somehow it has persisted. I am grateful beyond expression for the call and I intend to give my whole might, mind and strength to it.
[Source: The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged, Digital Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015, Appendix 2, The Diaries of Marion G. Romney, 1941-1961, Abridged]