"There is a benevolent probability that two people searching for the same thing will find each other."
"You can aspire to House Beautiful, but, me, I like to think that when people come to my house, they feel a whole lot better about their own."
"Eventually in life there is one last game of hide-and-seek, in which you hide and nobody ever finds you."
A mother always counts to ten
And never, never peeks
But always knows just where you hide
And there she never seeks
Until the very nick of time,
Lest tears run down your cheeks.
"I think if I were choosing a religion, I would choose the one with the least penalty for heresy."
"The trouble with having a body is that people know it's where you hang out, and you don't get any privacy."
"In the last biopic I saw, there was an instant when the screen went dark and the hero, 12 years old, emerged 21. Wouldn't you have loved to play the parents?"
"Speaking of biopics, Hollywood has turned down my life story -- insufficient drug problem."
"The search for happiness is unlike any other search, for we search last in the likeliest places."
"If every time you search for happiness, your mom turns up, it's only because she's afraid you won't find it."
A toast once heard: "To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I'd found my first."
"What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be -- and without having to pretend."
A Few Thoughts Reprised
"You do not find a soulmate in the quiet of your room. You must go to a noisy place and look in the quiet corners."
"In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude."
Sometimes two people need to step apart
and make a space between
that each might see the other anew,
in a glance across a room
or silhouetted against the moon.
~~ Robert Brault