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]
I got this at a very hopeless time in my life. Someone very special gave it to me back in Vietnam. It’s a Buddhist symbol of purpose. I was feeling very lost when I got that. But I put it on and I moved forward. And you know when I was wearing it? The day you were born. The moment you came out, my number one. And when I held you, for the first time, right here in this hospital, it hit me like a bolt of lightning. You were my purpose, Kevin. And I swear to you, son, I swear to you, you will find yours.[to Kevin, about necklace]
I don’t need anniversaries to see you. I see you every day. You are my daily meteor shower.[to Rebecca]
Community. It’s a strange word on its own. The word is not as warm as family, but, some people, people like myself, we don’t have family. But that’s okay, because we have each other. We have this place and that’s not nothing. That’s not nothing at all.
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.
Babe, we’re starting a new family. Our family. And, no, we don’t have all of your action figures to pass down. And, no, we don’t have my handmade football stadium. But, babe, we come with us. You don’t need to pass down your favorite thing to your son, because I know with every part of me that you are gonna be our son’s favorite thing. You.[to Toby]
“I’m sorry” is like a magic word when you’re a kid. Doesn’t matter what you did. Say you’re sorry and it all goes away. Then you grow up, and it just doesn’t work anymore, does it?
You’re gonna find your balance, Randall. And then you’re gonna lose it, and then you’re gonna find it again. That’s the ride. And you’re gonna make a lot of choices, and I’m probably not gonna be around for all of them. The choices you make are gonna be spectacular, because you are spectacular, son.