“I know you want it to remain pleasant around here but there are so many things that are so much better, like silly or sexy or dangerous or brief. Every one of those things is in you all the time, if you’d just have the guts to look for them.”
“One way or another, if you’re persistent, fortune always smiles on you.”
"Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? That's what keeps a relationship going through the years."
“Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character.”
"Deferred to, agreed with, acquiesced in. Who can flourish is such a daily diet of compliance? To be curbed, stood up to, in a word thwarted, exercises the character and elasticates the spirit."
“It is not enough to marry goodness. You have to find it in yourself.”
"That's what life is all about – you make a big splash. Otherwise you die a nobody."
“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things, trout as well as eternal salvation, came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.”
“All in all, not a bad guy, if looks, brains and personality don’t count.”
“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.”