Feelings. The truth is, for so long, I'd forgotten what those even were. I've been stuck in one place, in a cave you might say. A deep, dark cave. And then, I left some Eggos out in the woods, and you came into my life and for the first time in a long time, I started to feel things again. I started to feel happy. But lately, I guess I've been feeling distant from you. Like you're pulling away from me or something. I miss playing boardgames every night, making triple-decker Eggo extravaganzas at sunrise, watching westerns together before we doze off. But I know you're getting older. Growing. Changing. And I guess if I'm being really honest, that's what scares me. I don't want things to change. So I think maybe that's why I came in here, to try to maybe... stop that change. To turn back the clock. To make things go back to how they were. But I know that's naive. It's just not how life works. It's moving. Always moving, whether you like it or not. And, yeah, sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's sad. And sometimes... it's surprising. Happy. So you know what? Keep on growing up, kid. Don't let me stop you. Make mistakes, learn from 'em and when life hurts you, because it will, remember the hurt. The hurt is good. It means you're out of that cave.Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 3 Episode 8
That's it. Three rules. I call 'em the 'Don't be stupid'-rules. 'Cause we're not stupid, alright?Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 3
'You leaving already, Chief?'
Jim Hopper: 'Oh, come on, you think I actually wanted to come to this thing? I was just hungry.'
'Oh, yeah, that's the spirit.'
Jim Hopper: 'Well, your wife doesn't have time to cook for me, you know what I'm saying.'
This is Hawkins, okay? You wanna know the worst thing that's ever happened here in the four years I've been working here? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie's head because it though that her hair was a nest.Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 1
'Damn, you look like hell, Chief.'
Jim Hopper: 'Oh yeah? Well, I looked better than your wife when I left her this morning.'