"Most of us went to college just for a degree. No degree meant no plum job, no pretty wife, no credit card, no social status. But none of this mattered to him, he was in college for the joy of learning, he never cared if he was first or last."
"You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts."
"I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, creating our own destiny, but I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happening at the same time."