He understood a great many things about his parents, and he knew that many times they didn't like his understandings and many other times refused to believe them. But someday they would have to believe. (4.6)
[…] he kept telling himself, over and over, that the things Tony showed him didn't always come true. (9.34)
"You shine on, boy. Harder than anyone I ever met in my life, and I'm sixty years old this January" (11.7).