The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell. And the funny thing is that you’re a salesman, and you don’t know that.
I stopped in the middle of that building and I saw – the sky. I saw the things that I love in this world. The work and the food and time to sit and smoke. And I looked at the pen and said to myself, what the hell am I grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am! Why can’t I say that?[to Willy]
After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive.