Thursday, September 18, 2014

Never Be Limited...

"Never be limited by what the world thinks you are, for it doesn't know, and tomorrow it won't care."

"There are always people who think they have you all figured out.  Treasure them.  They are your advantage in life."

"What you must never submit to is the assumption by others that you cannot become anything you haven't already become."

"You are more apt to be the person you pretend to be than the person you think is doing the pretending."

"Always do what you would do if it were someone else's problem and you had been called in to rescue the situation."

"You can't just wish away the people in your life and start over again.  But sometimes you can all start over again."

...and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do take a look.

~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Amazon India

I want to mention  to readers in India that my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects, is available on Amazon India.  The price is pretty much the same as in the USA, 562 rupees being the rough equivalent of $9 American.  Please do take a look.

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Occasionally ask, "What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today?"

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, September 12, 2014

Faith, Hope and Miracles

"Hope is not a plan, except when hope is all you have left, then it's a plan."

"I believe a miracle can happen -- and usually in the near proximity of someone who believed it would."

"If you don't believe in miracles, definitely marry someone who does."

Overheard:  "I wouldn't say we need a miracle, but we definitely need something unknown to science."

"All I can say is, if you don't believe in prayer and you don't believe in miracles, you'd better pray for a miracle."

I believe in miracles, but I believe there's a point in a miracle where it's "back to you."

~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

May It Be Said Of You...

"May it be said of you that you had your shortcomings, but being stopped by your shortcomings wasn't one of them."

"If you don't want to be thought of as just another face in the crowd, stop answering to that description."

The most fundamental decision you make in life is whether the word "everybody" includes you.

"It is sad to watch two people travel diverging paths and still try to meet in the same place every night."

"Every day, try to eliminate one unpleasant activity in your life that can't be traced to anything you ever promised."

"You will be many different people in the course of your lifetime, so be a little careful of the promises you make for them."

... and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.

~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Clever Liar...

"A clever liar always underestimates the cleverness of the truth."

"To believe only what you know to be true is to completely misunderstand the purpose of belief."

"Nothing about you matters less to posterity than whether you gained social acceptance in your lifetime."

"There's fact, and there's fiction, which is a good thing, because it's hard to explain anything using just one."

 Spouse to spouse:  "I never said I know everything.  There are lots of things I don't know,  They just aren't true."

"Well, it finally happened.  A middle-school teacher has been charged with trying to teach a child something he didn't already know."

~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On The One Hand...

"On the one hand, I would like to expect the best of every person I meet, but on the other hand, that would make me a dog."

"I've learned this -- that it's impossible to explain any human being using just what you know about them."

"I have never considered it my business to disabuse someone of a belief that makes life tolerable for them."

"What the insane basically lack is the ability to accept some preposterous notion that makes sense of everything else."

"I'll tell you what's scary.  It's scary to meet someone far more knowledgeable than you are who doesn't know a thing."

"Occasionally it's good to tell a loved one exactly what you would tell them if they had just died in your arms."

...and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do take a look at the book if you haven't already.  It's now available for barely half the price of a movie ticket. 

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Hard, Sometimes...

"It's hard, sometimes, when nothing's stopping you, to know what's stopping you."

"Usually, when you can't overcome the obstacles in your path, it's not your path."

"If you don't watch out, putting on your unhappiness in the morning can become as instinctive as putting on your clothes."

"I don't think most people want to be unhappy.  It's just something they've gotten good at."

"When it comes to happiness, I think a lot of effort is spent to have tomorrow what just slowing down a little would get you today."

"There is no mind-altering experience like using a little common sense."

~~ Robert Brault