Friday, December 12, 2014

No Matter How Passionate...


"No matter how passionate a relationship, it is sustained in the end by its everyday courtesies."

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mind Benders


"If there be no God, then what is truth but the average of all lies."


"No matter how you rush about, you will find at the end of the day that you traveled at the speed of time."


"If there were no good or evil, we would still need God to have true or false."


"Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu."


"Who is this God in which all believe, science and religion equally, and yet who is undetectable by sight, hearing, touch, smell or taste, this invisible entity of no beginning and no end, who heals all sorrows, renews all hope, reveals all lies, from whose bosom we all come and will all return?  Who is this God of universal acceptance?  He is Time."


~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Another Day...


"Another day, another chance to cherish those who have cast their lot with yours."


"At one time I saw happiness as a destination, and sought a shortcut.  Now I see happiness as a road, and treasure its every bend."


"It is curious that so many who profess no belief in destiny complain of their lot in life."


Sign over the gates of hell:  "24-Hour Delivery".


"No human being is your reward or punishment for anything.  ~~  Relationships 101."


"There are people who need a cross to bear, and there are times when you just have to be that cross."


"Is it so much that love asks -- that one day you be somebody's strength, the next day their babe-in-arms?"


"The trouble with not being into social networking is that people think you're anti-social when you're only anti-networking."


... and a thousand more in my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects, still available in time for Christmas delivery


~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In Life...In Love...


"In life we start out not knowing anything and end up knowing better.  In love we start out knowing better and end up not knowing anything."


"As important, in marriage, as never to stop loving each other is never to stop thanking each other."


"You can as easily stop caring as you can go back and decide not to start."


"There is often little behind a mysterious smile, but there are only expensive ways to find out."


"What a woman wants from a man is love.  What a man wants from a woman is life."


"You know you love someone when you know you would want to make them happy whether you loved them or not."


"The thing about writing a book is that it clarifies the nature of good and evil, good being the purchase of your book."


... and a thousand more in my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do consider it for your Christmas list. 


~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Always A Good Excuse


"There is always a perfectly good excuse, always a reason not to.  The hardest freedom to win is the freedom from one's excuses."


"Even at times when I don't care, I know exactly what I would care about if I did."


"I think there's no sorrow you cannot let go of if you know you can return to it as a sadness."


"One thing I've gotten used to over the years is people thinking I'm unhappy when I'm just sad."


"A holiday cocktail party is where every year you have the same conversation with the same couple about who you both still are."


"I guess the reason I like to go to cocktail parties is that it's the best place to meet someone who'd rather be some place else, also.."


"What would Christmas shopping be without strangers -- without people jostling all about you? And what a miracle how each year they suddenly, magically appear.  You go out to the mall, and there they are, young and old, tall and short, populating your Christmas season just a surely as if they had answered a call from central casting."


...and a thousand more in my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do consider it for your Christmas list.


~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Few New Tweets


"At some point you must decide if you want to succeed or just be someone who was never to blame for anything going wrong."


"Truth is, I'm still searching for myself -- and grateful to anyone who can tell me where I was last seen."


"Don't know about you, but whenever I hear the party's over, I wonder just where exactly was this so-called party."


"We are all time-sharers on planet Earth.  We are not asked to leave it a better place.  We are asked not to break anything or stain the rug."


"There are many things I do for amusement, but for happiness I like to gather up my memories and go for a walk in the rain."


~~ Robert Brault

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Few Favorites


From now until Christmas, I will be posting favorites from my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects, I hope you will consider the book for your Christmas list.



Be Yourself

"We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs."


"There is a limit to how much you can change to be liked for who you really are."


"Why try to be someone you're not?  Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required."


Destiny

"It is sad when two people turn from the paths they're traveling, and their paths go on to cross without them."


"Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in."


Gardening

Overnight it rained, and the wind shifted into the west, and this morning my garden is fresh in the sun, and its scent wafts through my window.  But if I sit in my garden, who will keep my appointment in town?  But if I keep my appointment in town, who will sit in my garden?


God

In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign complexities to it to understand it at all.  It is mindful of how we paste decals to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it.

"If there be no God, then what is truth but the average of all lies."


Humankind

The conclusion, "Nobody cares," is always based on an insufficient sampling.


"We envy others, for we see their lives in broad outline, while forced to live ours in every detail."


"Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share, and sought advantage over no one."


Life

Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy?  Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic?  Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard?  No, on the contrary, I will add each of my life to my treasure of days lived, and with each passing day my treasure will grow, not diminish.


Judging Others

"Always carry with you a little reasonable doubt, should you meet someone who needs to be found innocent."


"The key to compassion is to realize that everyone you meet is a set of extenuating circumstances."


Always when judging
Who people are,
Remember to footnote
The words, "So far."


Mom

"Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother's glance."


"A mother forgives you all your faults, not to mention one or two you don't even have."


"There is little you achieve whose possibility was not first exaggerated by your mom."


"Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we remember a lesson our mother taught us, just as on a cold winter's day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeves."


Passage

"When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together.  Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together."


Perseverance

A nod,
a bow
and a tip of the lid
to the person
who coulda
and shoulda
and did!


Pets

"It is a special friend who dispels your loneliness but leaves your solitude intact."


"The difference between a dog and a person is that when you earn a dog's love, you get it."


"There is no better actor than a dog pretending to be as sad and lonely as you are."


Soul Mates

"In the end there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you.  There just has to be someone who wants to."


"You will not find a soul mate in the quiet of your room.  You must go to a noisy place and look in the quiet corners."


"One day, in your search for happiness, you find a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search."


"Eventually soul mates meet, for they have the same hiding place."


~~ Robert Brault