Beth: This pain is not forever. This moment is not forever. Nothing is forever. Except us.
Randall: We fight on.
Beth: We fight on.

Jack: I was just wondering, what did you used to pray for when we went to church when we were kids?
Jack's father: What's goin' on? You need money again?
Jack: No, I'm good. I don't know why I called.
Jack's father: Jack, wait.
Jack: Yeah?
Jack's father: I prayed for you kids to turn out better than I did.

Randall: Sorry for what, Kate?
Kate: For what's happening in the country.
Randall: This isn't the first Black person to be killed on camera.
Kate: No, it isn't. But it feels different.
Randall: Not for me.

I always tried to do the right thing, to be a better man than he was. Does that make you laugh, to see me try, to see that deep down, despite everything, I still believed?


William: We should go to the clinic, get you checked out.
Laurel: No. If they see I'm on methadone to try to get clean, they'll look at me funny. I need you to get me some stuff.
William: Laurel -
Laurel: Please. I've been good. It's just, my head hurts so much, and I need a little something, one more time. To get me through the pain so I can be there for him.

I don't know what it's like to stare down the barrel of Alzheimers, but I do know what it's like to look at all the things you wanted out of your life and have them all be unattainable.


Kate: I have tried to stay out of this, but Randall's acting all weird with me too, and he hasn't even done our birthday chant.
Kevin: Kate -
Kate: No, Kevin. The world is on fire. This is enough. Fix it.

Randall: You want to tell me what happened?
Rebecca: I don't even know what to say. I went into town and the next thing I knew... William was there. Obviously not William, but I could have sworn it was him. I've been thinking about him a lot lately, ever since we had our conversation about the trial and about me keeping him from you.

Kev, she was gone. It was like her face was not her face. I'm not ready for this.


Rebecca: Their whole lives they're told to be men, to be in control, to take it like a man. And then all of this happens, and it must make them feel so...
OBGYN: Useless?

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So it turns out you are my best friend, Malik. But you're also my daughter's boyfriend, and you can't be both. And not to tip the scales, but I can drive and Deja cannot.


Randall: Did you watch the video?
Malik: George? Yeah, I watched with my dad, actually. Then we took a walk right after. That's sort of our thing now, ever since Trayvon Martin. We take a walk every time.

This Is Us Quotes

Beth: This pain is not forever. This moment is not forever. Nothing is forever. Except us.
Randall: We fight on.
Beth: We fight on.

Life feels like Pac-Man sometimes, I guess. It's the same game all over again. Same board. Same ghosts. Sometimes, you get a bunch of cherries but eventually and inevitably, those ghosts catch up with you.