Nick’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.