Wilson Quote #178
Wilson: "Gestalt" is a psychological term meaning that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. I mean, take you for an example. You're a lot more than just Tim The Tool Man.
Tim: Yeah, but you know for guys what we do is who we are.
Wilson: Well, unfortunately, sometimes society pressures men to define themselves in terms of their work.
Tim: I don't feel any pressure. I like being Tim The Tool Man.
Wilson: Yeah. What happens when someday you're no longer able to be Tim The Tool Man?
Tim: [whimpers] Ho-ho-ho? Oh, man, that'd be horrible. I'd feel useless. I wouldn't be myself.
Wilson: Tim, you are also a great husband. You're a great father. You're a great neighbor. I think you might find your true happiness lies in being Tim the man.
Tim: That's a good point. I like that one. Would you mind driving down to Toledo and telling my old shop teacher that?
Wilson: Well, I think it would have more meaning coming from you, Tim, even though I enjoy Toledo. They say it used to be the glass capital of the world.
Tim: Well, if I'm going I'd better get my glass in gear.
Quote from Tim
Tim: I broke the cardinal rule with men. I offered help to a man that didn't want any.
Jill: Well, it looked like he needed it.
Tim: That didn't matter. By offering him help, it made him feel like less of a man.
Jill: Now, wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me that if you saw a guy trapped underneath a boulder and he didn't ask for your help, you wouldn't move the boulder? [Tim shakes his head] That is insane.
Tim: If I moved the boulder the guy would feel like half a man.
Jill: If you didn't move the boulder the guy would be half a man.
Tim: But that half would thank me.
Jill: And men say that women are illogical and irrational?
Tim: They are, but what does that have to do with this?
Quote from Tim
Jill: It is so great to see a mentor and a student reunited again. I used to have an English teacher that affected me the way you did Tim. Um, Mrs. Holloway. She introduced me to Shakespeare. Gosh, I loved Macbeth I used to walk around going, "Out, damned spot! Out, I say!"
Tim: Well, enough of your laundry stories.
Quote from Bye Bye Birdie
Tim: I want Brad to be a good student.
Tim: So I told him that multiplying compound fractions is a real important part of that. But, you know, between you and me, it's kinda useless information.
Wilson: Well, I don't know about that, Tim. There was a time when I thought my extensive research into ancient tribal cultures, obscure scientific data, the thoughts of great philosophers, would never come in handy. Then you moved in.
Quote from Doctor in the House
Wilson: A Ph.D.?! Tim? Aw, Jill, Jill, Jill, Jill... Do you realize how many hours I had to study to get my doctorate in forgotten languages and extinct cultures? Oh, my, my, my. Sitting in that library, reading that insufferable microfilm till I thought I would practically go blind? Not to mention that to support myself, I had to volunteer as a subject for lab experiments. Oh, oh. And the thing that really irritates me about this whole thing...
Wilson: Oh, Jill, Jill, talk me down, talk me down.
Jill: I came out here so you'd talk me down.
Wilson: Oh, I'm sorry, Jill. I just lost control.