"It is the help most needed that is never asked for, the cry most desperate that is never uttered."
"I value the friend who in time of need is just a phone call away, but I cherish the friend who in time of need I don't have to call."
"Man will have replicated his own intelligence not when he teaches a computer to reason but when he teaches a computer to have a nagging feeling in its circuits."
"Nothing science discovers ever dispels the notion that there is a larger plan. It only makes it seem larger."
"Whatever you put aside to seek happiness, remember where you put it."
"How, child, do I know where you're headed? Because I'm there, and I can see you coming."
"One day your youngest leaves the nest, and you plop yourself down in an easy chair and thank God for the phone call that never came."
"I have an old dog that used to bark at strangers, but now he just kind of keeps an eye on them."
"I go around wanting to explain myself, searching for someone entitled to an explanation."
The voice of optimism: "I know he's still alive because he never calls or writes, which is just like him."
"What you don't realize as a kid is that if your parents are always going to be there for you, they aren't going to be somewhere else doing exciting and glamorous things."
"I don't know if we're all God's children, but I know if I am, you are."
Lines from unfinished novels:
"He had lived all his life in small towns, having dreamed as a young man that he would meet his soulmate at the corner of Elm and Sycamore."
"She lived alone, kept company by a dog that never barked and a phone that never rang."
~~ Robert Brault