How nice it is to be so comfortable with someone that you can just sit in silence and not have to talk.
F***ed-up kids have an excuse. F***ed-up adults get therapy. F***ed-up adults change their circumstances.
You think people in one town over are gonna be any better? No. Human nature, it’s surprisingly universal, and it’s universally disappointing.[to Bradley]
You ever played pinball, Alex? Pinball. There are those bumpers on there. Their only purpose is to knock the crap out of your ball and put you off your game. Now, the more punishment you take, the more points you can rack up, but you can’t pay attention to them. It’s just noise. You gotta steel your nerves, keep your eye on the ball because the game, it’s actually down at the flippers. And the flippers, they can send that ball flying up the ramp so fast, it’ll make your head spin and that’s where you score the real points. You just have to let the flippers do the work.
The truth matters. Sometimes it’s the only weapon that we have against the powerful men who are trying to shut us up.
You should always be striving for more. You should always strive to get to that next rung of the ladder. Should always just keep wanting more. But if you just spend all of your time wanting more, striving for more, you don’t spend any of your time living.
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We lived a life that we’re never gonna get back. And you’re not my husband, and you’re not my lover, and you’re not my family, and now you can’t be my friend.[to Mitch]