Whenever it wants, the past can come kicking the door down. And you never know where it's going to take you. All you can do is hope it's a place you want to go.
Why do we always expect home to stay the same? Nothing else does.
It's funny how when you're a kid, a day can last forever. Now, all these years seem just like a blink.
I never heard from Ted Brautigan again. Not that I didn't think of him. I always have. I always will. Because that summer was the last of my childhood. And though I never again saw what people were thinking, there was an enduring gift that he left me. What Ted did was open my eyes, and let the future in. I wouldn't have missed a minute of it. Not for all the world.
Bobby: Ted, "my father never bought a drunk a drink". What does that mean exactly?
Ted: It means he was a good man, he was honest, and he never added to the troubles of the world. Okay? Good night.
[Bobby and Carol are riding the Ferris wheel. It stops and swings for a second. This unnerves Carol]
Bobby: Don't be afraid.
Carol: When we swung out, I... I thought we were coming loose and falling to our doom.
Bobby: We're as safe as can be. [Kisses her suddenly]
Carol: [Slightly confused] What do you think you're doing?
Bobby: Well, I thought you wanted me to.
Carol: I just wasn't ready, that's all.
Bobby: Okay. [Turns away]
Carol: [Pauses] Bobby, do it again.
Bobby: No, I better not. You'll tell.
Carol: No, it'll be our secret. Hurry, before we go down. [Bobby nervously pauses, not knowing what to do] Bobby, I'm dying here. [Bobby kisses her again. She giggles and puts her head on his shoulder. He puts his arm around her] Thank you, Bobby. That was just the nicest thing.
Bobby: "And it will be the kiss by which all others in our life will be judged."
Carol: [Looks at him] What?
Bobby: I don't know. Sounded better when Ted said it.