"We can go to bed, having earned our night's sleep, but to awaken to a new day is a gift from God."
"Family life is a daily struggle to turn love into happiness."
"To accept yourself for who you are is not easy, for it takes nothing less than to adopt someone else's child."
"Ah, the things we would do if we could -- especially in the secure knowledge that we can't."
Most of us die having never made the mistake we spent our life making up for.
"I'm at the age where if you wake up to find your slippers on the bedside table, you know to look under the bed for your glasses."
"I look back on my life trying to figure out where I went wrong, finally acknowledging that that's probably where it happened."
"The ultimate consolation is to realize that things permanent in human experience can be temporary."
"Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it is the definition of progress."
"Right this moment, before you do it, is the time to wonder what you might have done differently."
"I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned from it a lifetime."
"I'm at the age where I'm grateful to anyone who can tell me my whereabouts."
"The human mind has a wanderlust that in old age it surrenders to completely."
"People ask how I think up my thoughts. Mostly I think them up while reading Paul Simon's lyrics."
"There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child -- and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own."
~~ Robert Brault