"Yes, we're obliged to give most of our daily attention to trivial concerns, but it is our attention that keeps them trivial."
"The trick to accomplishing anything is to avoid the obstacles that are not in your way."
"What you notice about people who have lots of friends is that they don't require a membership."
"I have fancied myself a rebel, but at every critical moment of my life, I have been exactly the child my parents raised."
"How magical it is when the person who knows the words meets the person who knows the tune."
"No matter what you do in life, a part of you still sits at a curbside, still hearing the drumbeat of a distant parade, still waiting for it to turn the corner."
"All is illusion, although as long as there's an illusion that the kids need to be fed, all might as well be reality."
"History is man's best guess as to what the past would look like if everything had happened in chronological order."
"Meanwhile, Americans have finally realized that you don't need to print money to save Wall Street when you can reduce the pensions of police, firefighters and teachers."
"As proof that I'm serious about my diet, I'm cutting out banquets in my honor."
"Thinking that a change of administration is the answer is like thinking that the road would be safer if there were a new troll under the bridge."
"Since the beginning of time the clever have preyed on the ignorant, yet ignorance still abounds. That's how clever they are."
"Every politician who ever walked a mile in my shoes made off with my shoes."
"There is scarcely one of the Ten Commandments that if acted upon in concert would not be a plot to overthrow the government."
~~ Robert Brault