Gary: I spent almost 950 hours sitting next to John, and I had no idea that he was depressed. Did you? Did you? No! You want to know why? Because we don't talk.
Eddie: Yes we do.
Gary: No, Ed, we don't. The last time we said anything deep was when we were in that elevator. We were more honest with each other before we were friends. Now we do this. We sit shoulder to shoulder like guys, what we're doing right now, and the truth, the very sad truth, is that we don't really know each other. I bet you two don't even know what color my eyes are. Yeah, I'll drink. I'll drink to whatever we thought this is.

Eddie: Gary, how does a man who beat cancer not see that maybe there is a reason things happen?
Gary: Let me be very clear. First of all, God didn't cure my cancer; science did. Secondly, it's not that I don't have cancer, Ed. It's that I don't have cancer right now. The all-clear screening I got this week just gives me permission to hold my breath for another three months. Hurray for me. Dammit, John, you had everything.

Gary: Everything happened for a reason. Really? Tell me one good thing that's happened because if this. One.
Roman: If you hadn't called to tell me about John, I would be dead right now. I had a mouth full of pills when I answered that phone. And I know, I know, I know that sounds crazy. Because I have an incredible life, and I am married to the most amazing woman, but sometimes, I feel so hopeless. It's like I can't breathe, only I'm breathing. And I just think, you know, maybe if I just stopped it wouldn't hurt so much. And for the record, Gary, your eyes are hazel, and they're magnificent.
Gary: We got you, man. We got you.

Regina: John's last deal was for me? Why?
Delilah: Because he believed in you. He was working on it for months. He didn't even tell Rome. He wanted to surprise you.

I truly believe everything happens for a reason. The challenge in life is to find that reason. Sometimes what happens is terrible, and you think what good could possibly come from this? Sometimes what happens is so hard to believe, that you refuse to accept the truth. And sometimes, you even try to change it. But as bad as it seems. There is good, and you will find it. I promise.


Delilah: We can't do this. Not now. What if he knew about us? What if that's why he did it?
Eddie: He didn't know.
Delilah: Maybe that's why he tried to call you.
Eddie: Tell me you don't love me, and I will leave here right now.
Delilah: If you love me, you'll leave here right now.

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.

Eddie: John always said everything happens for a reason. He refused to believe in coincidences, even how we all met. People always assumed John, Gary, Rome and I went to college together. John was always quick to say. "you think these douchebags could get into Harvard?"

The real way we met was so random. We were all on an elevator and got stuck. And there are two kinds of people on elevators: people who don't talk to strangers and John. John started talking and talking, and he got really deep at some points. And then he found out we were all Bruins fans, even Rome. And by the time the Boston fire department pried open those doors, John had convinced us to go in on season tickets.

Forty-one home games a year. In that decade, our friendship has moved outside the garden. A couple of us got married. A couple of us had kids. One of us beat cancer, and one of us got sober. John was the one who pulled me outside after Theo was born and told me that I needed to stop drinking.

I haven't had a drink in seven years because that random guy I spent two and a half hours in an elevator with was there for me, and it absolutely kills me that I wasn't there for you buddy. John, you say everything happens for a reason. I can't find a reason for this.

A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

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?

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