Those of you who have been readers of this blog for any length of time know that I am a huge Robert Brault fan. I have mentioned him several times in various blog posts, plus his quote graces the top of this blog. Permanently. Unless I someday change it to another Robert Brault quote.
Becky Povich of Writer Searching for Bliss is also a huge rb fan. [People who hang out on Robert’s website know that he signs everything “rb.” The mere fact that we know that is like some sort of notch on the belt of Brault fan-ness.] Becky is hosting a Robert Brault blog-hop and has invited me to play along. Since you all know I idolize rb, I agreed.
I won’t spend a lot of time telling you why I think RobertBrault’s work is the ultimus maximus of quote-dom. Simply go here for unabashed adulation. I will however steal some of the quotes from his site and plaster them right here for all to see. My favorites run in the hundreds, so it was difficult to pick just a few. Enjoy.
“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."
"There are things about myself I would never reveal. You'd have to waterboard me -- or there would have to be a lull in the conversation at a cocktail party."
"Never point a finger where you never lent a hand."
"When you speak, always tell the truth. But don't always speak."
"If you don't decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing."
"Arriving at church for services, we leave our toddlers in the basement child care center and proceed upstairs -- as if God were likely to be upstairs."
“If you allow people to treat you like a doormat, they will expect you to say WELCOME."
"I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I'd find the same set of grandkids."
“You think you know someone, and then at their memorial service, a stranger comes in, sits for ten minutes alone, speaks to no one, and quietly leaves."
"You don't realize how little accuracy there is in network TV reporting until they cover a story in your hometown."
"You'll never have a more enjoyable Italian meal than on the Saturday night after Thanksgiving."
"Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in."