"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman -he looks tough and I don't - but I guess my own looks aren't so bad."
from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders is one of my favorite books, so when Jed told me Paul Newman had died I quoted these opening lines from the book to him. My experience with Paul Newman is this quote, salad dressing, popcorn and the movie Cool Hand Luke which Jed made me watch a few months ago. Then Jed explained the many other exposures I've had to Paul Newman and was just unaware of. But I think this book quote will stick with me the most. That, and Jed referring to baby Buddy as Baby Paul Newman all the time due to our little boy's blue blue eyes.