The Joel I know would have said to Crosby, "This is my goddaughter and I'm not bailing out."

Julia: Thank God green week is over.
Ed: The environment is such a pain in the ass.
Julia: It really is.

Julia: Don't do it. Don't move out. It's not to late to change your mind, you know. We can just, we can work on the marriage and I can be different or try harder. Or just... Don't give up on me.
Joel: I'm so sorry, I wish we weren't at this point, but we are. I gotta go.

Adam: Do you have feelings for this guy?
Julia: I don’t know. No. It’s just been so hard for Joel and I. We haven’t been on the same page at all. Adam, he doesn't look at me, and so Ed just, he sees me, ya know?

Julia: Listen, I don’t know what you thought…
Ed: I thought that I felt something from you. That’s what I thought.
Julia: I’m married.

Joel: Julia, I am working right now, and I will see you whenever I get home.
Julia: Well, I'll see you whenever that is.

Victor: Why did you say I was smart when I'm dumb?
Julia: Sweetheart...
Victor: You're a liar.

Julia: I didn't come here to talk.
Joel: No you didn't. Ah. Wow. This is a first.
Julia: I mean, if you don't have time...
Joel: Oh no. I have time.

Julia: That's rude, though. Someone is ringing your doorbell, you answer the door.
Joel: You never answer the door.

Camille: Do you know I've never been out of the country?
Julia: Mom, I had no idea you were thinking about all of this stuff.

Joel: How do I set boundaries with your sister?
Julia: Her you just help.

What's going to shred his self confidence is keeping him in a class where he cannot keep up. There are studies on this.

Parenthood Quotes

Amber, you know, I was two years in Viet Nam. Do you know what I thought about, what I dreamt about? Coming home, having a family, having grandkids. I dreamt you, Amber. And Haddie, and Drew, and Sydney and Max. We almost lost ya Amber. You've had some bad breaks. You're not feeling good about yourself. You didn't get into Berkeley? Well boo friggin who. You got to suck it up girl, you're a Braverman. You got my blood in your veins. If you ever do something like this again, if you even think of doing something like this again, I will kick your little butt all the way from here to the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not have my permission to mess with my dreams. Are we clear?

Zeek

Amber, life will knock you down more times than you can possibly imagine. Don't knock yourself down.

Adam [to Amber]

Parenthood Music

  Song Artist
On my way back home On My Way Back Home Band of Horses iTunes
Song Smile Evil Twins
Well runs dry Well Runs Dry Peter Case iTunes