Zibby: So, what was your major?
Jesse Fisher: I was English, with a minor in history, just to make sure I was fully unemployable.

Nat (Elizabeth Olsen) & Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) 

Jesse Fisher: I think one of the things I loved the most about being here was the feeling that anything was possible. It’s just infinite choices ahead of you. You’d get out of school, and anything could happen. And then you do get out, and… life happens, you know? Decisions get made. And then all those many choices you had in front of you are no longer really there. At a certain point, you just got to go, «Oh, I guess this is new its going down.» And there’s just something a little depressing about that.

Prof. Peter Hoberg (Richard Jenkins)  

Prof. Peter Hoberg: You know how old I am?
Jesse Fisher: No, how old are you?
Prof. Peter Hoberg: It’s none of your goddamn business. Do you know how old I feel like I am?
Jesse Fisher: [shrugs]
Prof. Peter Hoberg: 19. Since I was 19, I have never felt not 19. But I shave my face, and I look in the mirror, and I’m forced to say, «This is not a 19-year-old staring back at me.»
Prof. Peter Hoberg: Teaching here all these years, I’ve had to be very clear with myself, that even when I’m surrounded by 19-year-olds, and I may have felt 19, I’m not 19 anymore. You follow me?
Jesse Fisher: Yeah.
Prof. Peter HobergNobody feels like an adult. It’s the world’s dirty secret.

Nat (Elizabeth Olsen) & Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor)

Zibby: It doesn’t bother me.
Jesse Fisher: Well, it bothers me.
Zibby: Well, it shouldn’t. Age is a stupid thing to obsess over. What if reincarnation is real, huh? Think about that, What if I am like thousands of years older than you?
Jesse Fisher: Okay, that’s not really a sound argument.
Zibby: Why not?
Jesse Fisher: Because it’s like saying what if reality is all an illusion, then there are no consequences to anything, we’re completely off the hook… and I believe in consequences.
Zibby: No, you believe in guilt.
Jesse FisherMaybe, but guilt before we act is called morality.