Friendly relationships are dangerous. They lend themselves to ambiguities, misunderstandings, and conflicts, and they always end badly. Formal relationships, on the other hand, are as clear as spring water. Their rules are carved in stone. There’s no risk of being misunderstood and they last forever.
Masters. We all have them. Every relationship’s a power struggle. Some of us need to be controlled. Once in a while, the best course of action is to just ride shotgun. Stare at the road ahead, and hope it leads somewhere you want to go.
It is not just about numbers and decimal points. The thing that makes it matter is lasting relationships, true loyalty, real trust.[to Taylor]
I know I said it doesn’t bother me that you have a psychic connection to your ex-boyfriend, but I don’t need the play by the play.
You just got to remember that you guys are a team. That makes her strengths your strengths and yours hers. So if you let her do what she’s great at, it’s only gonna create more room for you to do more of what you’re great at too.[to Joe, about Cecile]
We don’t work when we’re apart. But, together… baby, together, we set the world on fire.[to Randall]
This is it. She can finally go to Harvard like she’s always wanted and get the education that I never got and get to do all the things that I never got to do and then I can resent her for it and we can finally have a normal mother-daughter relationship.