14, You want to believe that you’re on the same wave lane with someone. And then it’s just…it’s a little disheartening when you find out you are not. (S1E22 Mitchell)
13, Get a kid a bird and he becomes one of those weird dudes who walk around with the bird on his shoulder. You give him a pair of wings, he can fly. (S1E20 Phil)
12, Father-in-laws are tough. Because you can’t let them push you around and you also have to show them respect. Just like walking on a tight rope. (S1E20 Phil)
3, Hobbies are important for the man, whatever you’re risking your life or flying a little plane from a safe distance. (S1E3 Gloria)
1, I don’t know what’s going to happen to him over there, but you’re his family now. And that means only one thing. You’d better winning his back not that spitting his face. (S1E1 Gloria)
7, We’re both with people different from us. And that’s kind of creative stuff. But you want different. (S1E12 Jay)
Jay: We tell our kids it doesn’t matter if you win or lose but let’s be honest. Winning feels pretty great. There’s nothing like that golden moment in the sun. I think every parent probably wants that for their child, and maybe a little bit for ourselves too. Sometimes we push too hard, and that leads to a lot of resentment and guilt. So, how much is too much? Here’s where I come out. Guilt fades. Hardware is forever.
8, Can people change? I don’t know. People are who they are. Give a take 15%. But that’s how much people can change if they really want to. Whether for themselves or for the people they love. Yeah, 15%. But you know what? Sometimes that’s just enough. (S1E13 Mitchell)
Jay: Back in '68, I was sweeping up hair in that barbershop, I had this mental picture of the family that, if I was lucky enough, one day I would end up with- perfect wife, perfect kids. Guess what, I didn't get any of that. Wound up with this sorry bunch. And I'm thankful for that every day. Well, most days.
4, Children need to know you believe in them, it’s the most important thing. If you tell them they have wings, they will believe they can fly. (S1E6 Gloria)
6, We tell our kids it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, but let’s be honest, winning feels pretty great. There’s nothing like that golden moment in sun. I think every parent probably wants that for their child. And maybe a little bit for ourselves too. Sometimes we push too hard and that leads to a lot of resentment and guilt. So how much is too much? Here’s what I come out: guilt fades, hardware is forever. (S1E7 Jay)
Cam: Giving them the freedom to be whatever they want to be.
Mitchell: Right. Exactly.
Cam: Whether that's a painter, a poet, a pilot, a president...
Mitchell: And for us, we're gonna...
Cam: Of a company or of a country.
11, Why did he(Van Gogh) paint the “Starry Night”? Maybe because the sky’s beautiful and everybody likes looking at it. And it reminds us that something’s up there watching over all of us. (S1E18 Luke)
Jay: What's the key to being a great dad? Ah, that's a tough one.
2, Sometimes things work out just the way you want, sometimes they don’t. You get to hang in there. (S1E2 Jay)
5, We do strange things for the people we love, we lie to them, we lie for them. Then maybe some bombs along the way but we never stop lying best for them. That makes it such a tough job, but kind of the best job in the world. (S1E6 Claire)
Jay (Manny): We're from different worlds, yet we somehow fit together.
Love is what binds us, through fair or stormy weather. I stand before
you now with only one agenda - "To let you know my heart is yours,
Feldman comma Brenda."
Jay: I mean, seriously.