Bill’s Father Quotes in The Three Day Blow
“He claims he's never taken a drink in his life,” Nick said […].
“Well, he's a doctor. My old man's a painter. That's different.”
“He's missed a lot,” Nick said sadly.
“You can't tell,” Bill said. “Everything's got its compensations.”
“He says he's missed a lot himself,” Nick confessed.
“Well, dad’s had a tough time.” Bill said.
“It all evens up,” Nick said.
They sat looking into the fire and thinking of this profound truth.
Nick said nothing. The liquor had all died out of him and left him alone. Bill wasn't there. He wasn't sitting in front of the fire or going fishing tomorrow with Bill and his dad or anything. He wasn't drunk. It was all gone. All he knew was that he had once had Marjorie and that he had lost her. She was gone and he had sent her away. That was all that mattered. He might never see her again. Probably he never would. It was all gone, finished.