“Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right?”
“Flowers are essentially tarts, prostitutes for the bees.”
"I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see."
"I'm more afraid of being nothing than I am of being hurt."
“This is your life, Larry. Learn to enjoy what you've got.”
“My father says that almost the whole world is asleep, everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.”
"The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter."
“If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth.”
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
“You've got to learn to deal with your feelings, Suzanne, before they deal with you.”