"You can have fun with a son but you've got to be a father to a girl."
“A ship is like a family. We all have our own ideas of right and wrong but we have to pitch in for the good of the family.”
“A big family must be fun. I imagine it makes you feel like you belong to something.”
“All happy families resemble one another. Every unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.”
“A man’s heart aches seeing his youngins face the world, knowing they got to get their insides tore out, the way his was tore out.”
“Just remember that honoring one’s parents is still a pretty good idea.”
“Folks will always come back to where their heart is.”
“Having a family is like having a shave, once you start, there’s no leaving off in the middle.”