Frank Gallagher: Big responsibility, being a parent.
Lip Gallagher: Is that right?
Frank Gallagher: That's what I'm trying to tell you. My philosophy. You got to let kids learn for themselves.
Lip Gallagher: You mean, fend for themselves?
Frank Gallagher: You give a man a fish, you've fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you've fed him for a lifetime. I raise fishermen. The best gift you can give, neglect. Neglect fosters self-reliance. Now, do the right thing. Split. Not our fault she was careless.
Karen Jackson: Hey, Louise got an "A" on the paper you wrote for her English class. How do you keep doing that?
Lip Gallagher: Well, to master the art of the book report, you just take any novel, no matter when it was written, and you argue that the main character is a latent homosexual. No, seriously. Seriously. Now, most English teachers are either gay and agree, or they're straight, but too scared to disagree and get labeled as intolerant.
Ian Gallagher: I didn't do anything to Mandy.
Lip Gallagher: I know that, Ian, but her brothers think you did.
Ian Gallagher: I mean, she tried to rape me, and I pushed her off, and now she's mad.
Lip Gallagher: Well, you're probably the first guy in her life who hasn't tried to jump her.
Ian Gallagher: She started screaming and crying.
Lip Gallagher: Maybe you should throw it in her, you know? She'll call her brothers off.
Ian Gallagher: Yeah, yeah, and maybe, uh, you should throw it in Kash, right?
Lip Gallagher: Why, is he asking about me?
Ian Gallagher: Yeah, he's trying to go through all the Gallagher brothers.
Lip Gallagher: Cool.