A few things Sam Shepard taught his friend Johnny Dark, as read from early letters in the film: "Shepard and Dark."
(1) Keep driving even if you forget where you are going.
(2) Try to get someone else to wash your underwear.
(3) Have three bites and push your plate away.
(4) Never stay more than three seconds once you realize you don't want to be there.
(5) Spend all your money and then go get some more.