Today is the day. I can't be in this marriage anymore. I want to be with you.

Eddie

Dr. Martin: Sorry to keep you waiting, Gary. Just wanted to review your X-Ray. It's in line with what I was expecting.
Gary: Wow, doc, the suspense is killing me. Is anything else killing me?
Dr. Martin: The fact is, [takes phone call] Dr. Martin. I was very clear, balsamic vinaigrette. Yes, they do. I get salad there three days a week. Next to the edamame. Are you looking at the edamame? That brownish liquid next to the edamame is called--
Gary: Sorry, don't mean to interrupt what sounds like a super important salad conversation. I just have one quick question: is my cancer back?

You're not going to believe this. John killed himself.

Gary

Life's too short we should just be happy? How are we supposed to do that John without our best friend?

Gary

I went to see her, and I didn't know what to say. I mean, what do you say to the woman who just lost the love of her life? This doesn't make any sense. This is John; perfect John.

Regina

Maggie: I am so sorry, what is he doing here?
Gary: Men get breast cancer, too. It is a real thing. It only affects 1% of us, but it got all of me. Believe me, I would have preferred ball cancer. Sorry, Joan. The boys are doing just fine in case you were wondering by the way.

John: Friendship is when you don't care when your buddy throws up in your car when you're taking him back from chemo.
Gary: And yet he keeps mentioning it.
John: Friendship is believing that your friend will one day make his movie.
Rome: What do you think I'm doing?
John: Friendship is holding a friend's hand when she loses her restaurant even though you know she's going to open up a better one. It's the person that you trust with your wallet, and your keys, and your wife, and your kids and it's being able to have the hard conversations and willing to listen. It's a million little things.
Everyone: A million little things.
John: A million little things.

Why didn't he just tell Delilah he was hurting? You know?

Regina

Ashley: I'm so sorry.
Delilah: Thanks, Ashley. You were amazing through all of this. You're so important to John. Do you, do you have any idea why?
Ashley: He was always so happy.

Gary: Just to be clear, I don't want to be here.
Delilah: That makes two of us.
Gary: For the record, you're stronger than all of us combined.

Eddie: Why didn't he get help?
Regina: To a lot of people it's still taboo. On my dad's side, they'd be like we're black. We don't talk about that. We got Jesus.

Eddie: Do you have any idea why he did this?
Ashley: Why does everyone keep asking me that?
Eddie: Sorry, I just know you were with him all day.
Ashley: I didn't know him like you guys did.
Gary [trying to unlock John's phone]: What's the code? [Ashley types it in] See, there are things you know that we don't.

A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Maggie: Maybe he just lost sight of the horizon. I was watching this documentary on JFK Jr. You remember when his plane went down? ... Anyway, Kennedy was a novice pilot. He was flying at night, and the clouds came in, and his instruments were telling him which way was up, but he didn't trust them. The truth was right in front of him, and he couldn't see it. He lost sight of the horizon and nosedived, and by the time he realized what was happening, it was too late, and he couldn't pull up.
Gary: What does this have to do--
Maggie: That's depression. Now maybe he wasn't depressed; maybe something else was going on. People keep secrets from loved ones, and sometimes, you don't even know they have these secrets until an event like this happens.

John: Friendship is when you don't care when your buddy throws up in your car when you're taking him back from chemo.
Gary: And yet he keeps mentioning it.
John: Friendship is believing that your friend will one day make his movie.
Rome: What do you think I'm doing?
John: Friendship is holding a friend's hand when she loses her restaurant even though you know she's going to open up a better one. It's the person that you trust with your wallet, and your keys, and your wife, and your kids and it's being able to have the hard conversations and willing to listen. It's a million little things.
Everyone: A million little things.
John: A million little things.