“I just found, when I was writing the book, that the only times the book really came alive for me was when [Judd] was interacting with his siblings and his mother. And I really wanted to tell a story about how your family will save you, whether you like it or not.”Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You | Shawn Levy, 2014

I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and then you must make really good love again.
—  Ernest Hemingway, Midnight in Paris (2011)