Dad: I'm a bonehead when I drink. I wish I had more control over that.
Me: I understand. My emotions are my worst enemy and our addictions make things worse. I will do my best to help you if you seek my help.
He's not so good with words when he upsets my mother, but I understand his attempts to say sorry.
"There are some obstacles that cannot be removed with a mere show of force."
-King of Atlantis, as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy, Atlantis: The Lost Empire