My dad put on a tie every day because he had to. I put one on every day because I want to. It’s important you know that. Maybe I don’t run into burning buildings for a living, but to me, my work is challenging and exciting. I will not apologize for the fact that it’s hard to explain to people.
You know, one day I’m gonna be an old man, laying in bed, all pale, with a pink blanket pulled over me. Or maybe the pink blanket’s pale, I can’t remember. Anyway, do you know what I’m gonna be thinking about? It’s not about this election. I’m gonna be thinking about blueberry pie. I’m gonna be thinking about making gingerbread trains with my favorite four girls. This family is what makes me special. You four, you’re what make me great. And I’m sorry if I haven’t done a good job of showing you that enough lately.
When you’re younger, time seems to move a little bit slower. Summer vacation is a lifetime. But the older we get, the faster time just seems to come at us.
There’s always gonna be people out there who act like it’s extra special when you do something impressive because of where you came from. You can’t control that. All you can control is what you do.
I promise to spend the rest of my life earning your love, because you are the only thing… the only thing I’m ever going to need.[to Beth]
Choosing our people is the closest we come to controlling our destiny. Because while everything else may change, if you choose right, your people will stay the same.
You’re gonna forget a lot about these years, but look at your mother, right now, and remember this. Don’t you ever forget how incredible that woman is.[to his daughters]