Bobby Garfield
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Bobby Garfield (Character)
from Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Bobby: Why do we always expect home to stay the same? Nothing else does.

Ted: We're all time's captives, hostages to eternity.
Bobby: Ben Jonson?
Ted: No, Boris Pasternak. He was a Russian of no account, I think.

Bobby: Ted, "my father never bought a drunk a drink". What does that mean exactly?
Ted: It means he was a good man, he was honest, and he never added to the troubles of the world. Okay? Good night.

Bobby: [after beating Harry Doolin with a Baseball bat] That was for the Gerber Baby!

Bobby Garfield (Adult): It's funny how when you're a kid, a day can last forever. Now, all these years seem just like a blink.

[first lines]
Bobby Garfield (Adult): Whenever it wants, the past can come kicking the door down. And you never know where it's going to take you. All you can do is hope it's a place you want to go.
Bobby Garfield (Adult): [answering machine message] Hi, you have reached the Garfield family. Jill and the boys are away skiing, you can reach them on their various cellphones. Me, I'm going to be on the road for a few days. I'll be back Tuesday.

[last lines]
Bobby Garfield (Adult): I never heard from Ted Brautigan again. Not that I didn't think of him. I always have. I always will. Because that summer was the last of my childhood. And though I never again saw what people were thinking, there was an enduring gift that he left me. What Ted did was open my eyes, and let the future in. I wouldn't have missed a minute of it. Not for all the world.