"What I miss most from childhood is the ability to recognize happiness while it is still in progress."
"As a final request, I would ask my loved ones to skip the first four stages of grief and go right to acceptance."
"We are known to our friends by a look in our eyes that we never see in a mirror."
"Sometimes, to do the right thing, we must keep a promise we never made."
"You can be assured of two things -- that happiness comes with a price and that you have already paid it."
Of late, my desire to step through the looking glass is such that my wife has posted above all our mirrors, "NOT AN EXIT."
"I would ask this of God -- that He sit the Grim Reaper down and seriously discuss punctuality issues."
Turns out nobody fell for my April Fool's Day obituary, maybe because of the last sentence, "In lieu of flowers, send candy."
Confronted with challenge, the pessimist asks, "How on earth...?" The optimist asks, "On earth, how?"
"The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free."
"No day passes in the human experience that is not another argument for compassion."
"There are so many consolations in life that one must expect there will occasionally be a need for them."
"To be your friend when you need a friend, I must be your friend when you think you don't."
"Come Judgment Day, it will be something of a letdown to learn that one's proudest achievements were only venial sins."
"If you go to bed happy in your relationships, what matters the hassle of the day?"
~~ Robert Brault