If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.

-Robert Fulghum
Robert Fulghum

The point is that getting married for lust or money or social status or even love is usually trouble. The point is that marriage is a maze into which we wander - a maze that is best got through with a great companion.

Robert Fulghum
What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
Robert Fulghum

Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens.... My grandfather would say we're part of something incredibly wonderful - more marvelous than we imagine. My grandfather would say we ought to go out and look at it once in a while so we don't lose our place in it.

Robert Fulghum
Dreams are more powerful than facts.
Robert Fulghum

I don't think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.

Robert Fulghum
Then he read the words of the scroll slowly, first in Japanese and then carefully translated into English: 'There is really nothing you must be. And there is nothing you must do. There is really nothing you must have. And there is nothing you must know. There is really nothing you must become. However. It helps to understand that fire burns, and when it rains, the earth gets wet. . . .' 'Whatever, there are consequences. Nobody is exempt,' said the master.
Robert Fulghum

As one old gentleman put it, " Son, I don't care if you're stark nekkid and wear a bone in your nose. If you kin fiddle, you're all right with me. It's the music we make that counts.

Robert Fulghum
Above all, if what you've done is stupid, but it works, it ain't stupid.
Robert Fulghum

Making a living and having a life are not the same thing. Making a living and making a life that's worthwhile are not the same thing. Living the good life and living a good life are not the same thing. A job title doesn't even come close to answering the question. "What do you do?".

Robert Fulghum
And sure, I know if you eat this way you'll die. So? If you don't eat this way you're still going to die. Why not die happy?