He spoke in detail about Joe Junior, driven out; and his nephew Pauli soon after.
"In our family I established certain rules -"
"You drove your son out because he broke your rules?"
Estella, you don't understand. In business, rules are absolutely necessary."
"Your family is not a business. Life is not a business."
"Don't look at me that way. I'm a human being. I have my own beliefs -- strong ones."
"I assume the same can be said of your son. It can be said of my father. Or of any person."
"You're confusing me. My life, my whole life has been built on the principle of order. With my own hands, and that principle, I created my success. Wealth --"
"Buttressed by these rules which everyone must obey, or lose your love?"
And later on in the conversation-
"Repair the damage with your son and nephew."
"It's too late, the boys are gone."
No, as long as they are alive somewhere, you have the opportunity. Find it. Seize it, or you'll never again be a whole man, you'll keep hunting another war, another reason to leave your wife, your home, your calling, and underneath it all, your remorse."
And a quote from another page.
"Man's never lonely with a book in his pocket. Books give a man ten thousand friends. Some are smart, some are funny, some are just pleasant for passing the time, but they're all good."