"Nostalgia is not so much the memory of happier times as of higher hopes."
"While I occasionally enjoy a bout of nostalgia, I would generally rather dream forward than backward."
"Eventually, if you're lucky in life, you find someone with the same chemical imbalance you have."
"Often the only thing a husband and wife have in common is that they used to go to the same places to meet members of the opposite sex."
"Meanwhile, there's a new medicine whose side effects are constipation, irritability and an uncompromising desire to balance the national budget."
"Life is a series of family photos in which eventually you stop showing up."
"It's not that you die, it's that you slow down to the point that even with the camera on ten-second delay, you aren't fast enough to get into the picture."
"Learn to listen. It's amazing the ideas that pop into your head while people are saying them into your ear."
"If it doesn't work horizontally as prose...
Nothing's so facile
As the tongue of an acile.
"What if, instead of a parallel universe, there's a perpendicular universe. Discuss."
"It's curious the way we get nostalgic for some hoped-for thing that never happened, as if something that never happened were in the past."
"The way you know you're traveling backward through time is that your hopes keep getting higher."
"As revised for 21st-century reality, optimism is a brimming confidence that tomorrow will bring some reason for optimism."
"The hardest thing about reality is returning to it after an hour inside your child's mind."
"The reward for providing our kids a happy childhood is that we get to spend a little time in it ourselves."
"While I find that I can keep my nose out of other people's business, I do have a curiosity as to their non-business activities. "
~~ Robert Brault