"Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose -- the eye sheds a tear to find its focus."
"A senseless tragedy remains forever tragic, but it's up to us whether it remains forever senseless."
"Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning."
From an aunt, long ago: "Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return."
As a rule, it's a good idea to do whatever you would do if you didn't think it was too late."
"Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie -- not perfect but who's complaining?
-- Robert Brault