Richard Castle: My little girl is going to college.
Martha Rodgers: It seems like just yesterday you were checking under the bed every night, promising her that monsters aren't real.
Richard Castle: Well, I lied. Monsters are real. They're the boys in her freshman dorm.
Martha Rodgers: Oh, speaking of which, before Alexis leaves, don't you think you should have the, uh, "talk" with her?
Richard Castle: You mean the sex talk? Mother, I covered that ages ago. I learned so much.
Alexis Castle: How do you do it, Dad?
Richard Castle: Do what?
Alexis Castle: Well, that letter that you have framed in your office.
Richard Castle: My first manuscript rejection.
Alexis Castle: Yeah. How can you stand having it there?
Richard Castle: Because it drives me. And I got twenty more of those before Black Pawn ever agreed to publish "In a Hail of Bullets". That letter... that letter reminds me of what I've overcome. Rejection isn't failure.
Alexis Castle: It sure feels like failure.
Richard Castle: No, failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It's how you handle it that determines where you'll end up.
Alexis Castle: My whole life has been about making sure I could get into any college I wanted. What's it about now?
Richard Castle: Give it time. You'll figure it out.
Kevin Ryan: "Cowards die many times before their death. The valiant never taste of death but once."
Javier Esposito: Bro, you're not Castle.
Kevin Ryan: Yeah, I know I'm not Castle.
Javier Esposito: Then stop trying to talk like him.
Kevin Ryan: What? I'm not allowed to reference the Bard? I'm a renaissance man.
Javier Esposito: Memorizing one quote does not make you a renaissance man.
Kevin Ryan: What if I memorize two?
Javier Esposito: Have you? memorized two?
Kevin Ryan: No. But what if I did?
Javier Esposito: Depends on the quote.