This one's based on Life Ain't Always Beautiful
, by Gary Allan. And it's based more on the lyrics than on the title. It's an incredible song; the pertinent lyric is "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."
Life Ain’t Always Beautiful
House threw the keys on the table, glaring disgustedly at Wilson. “You’re a sissy.”
“But I’m a living, breathing sissy. With an intact skull. I’d like to keep it that way.”
“It’s a motorcycle, not a hand grenade. And I know what I’m doing.”
“I know what I’m not doing; I’m not getting on that bike with you.”
House arched his brows. “And you’re not living.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
House grew serious, looking intently at Wilson. “It’s not always about the destination, you know. Sometimes, it’s just about the ride.”
Wilson thought, nodded, and tossed House the keys.