"There are days as a parent when you begin to question whether nature's intent is the survival of the parents."
"It is harder to prove a truth than a lie because of the requirement that the proofs be true."
"There is a causal relationship between effort and achievement known to the underachiever as luck."
"Every person born is the result of a thousand coin tosses that have all come up heads. One can debate whether divine intervention was involved."
"In the end, your family tree is a diagram of a thousand choices, all made in your favor."
"Just when you think you have lost all interest in life, you lose a coin in a vending machine."
"Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction."
"You can learn from the moral example of politicians, in the way that you can find your way south by using a compass that points always north."
"A child never loses anything in a place where a child would think to look for it."
"As parents, we strive to raise kids certain of our love and confident of their next meal, which, let's face it, means giving up a little leverage."
"All that's necessary to keep an idle grasshopper well-fed through the winter are industrious ants and a federal government."
~ Robert Brault