Robert Fulghum

1937 -

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on quotes and quotation

If you can't find the exact quote you want, make it up.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Words I Wish I Wrote: A Collection of Writing That Inspired My Ideas, Pages: 220

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on time, goals, year, language, art, and philosophy

I'd like to speak a foreign language well enough to get the jokes.
I'd like to talk with Socrates, and watch Michelangelo sculpt David.
I'd like to see the world as it was a million years ago and a million years hence.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARDEN, Pages: 132

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on work, life, complexity, and simplicity

Doing a straight-forward, clear-cut task that has a beginning and an end balances out the complexity-without-end that often vexes the rest of my life. Sacred simplicity.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARDEN, Pages: 50

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on trials, tribulations, problems, hope, and future

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 (1937 -)

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum

I do not believe the meaning of life is a puzzle to be solved.

Life is. I am. Anything might happen.

And I believe I may invest my life with meaning.

The uncertainty is a blessing in disguise.

If I were absolutely certain about all things, I would spend my life in anxious misery, fearful of losing my way. But since everything and anything are always possible, the miraculous is always nearby and wonders shall never, ever cease.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life)

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on water

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Water is everywhere and in all living things - we cannot be seperated from water.  No water, no life.  Period.  Water comes in many forms - liquid, vapor, ice, snow, fog, rain, hail.  But no matter the form, it's still water.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Uh-Oh, Pages: 139

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on fleas, god, religion, arguing, and dog

Arguing whether or not a God exists is like fleas arguing whether or not the dog exists.  Arguing over the correct name for God is like fleas arguing over the name of the dog.  And arguing over whose notion of God is correct is like fleas arguing over who owns the dog.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Uh-Oh, Pages: 137

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on history and serendipity

Sometimes history knocks at the most ordinary door to see if anyone is home.  Sometimes someone is.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 226

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on the grass is greener, envy, grass, and fences

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence.  No, not at all.  Fences have nothing to do with it.  The grass is greenest where it is watered.  When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Pages: 160

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on living, rules, manuals, and directions

Manuals have their uses … but they are not to be confused with living.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Uh-Oh, Pages: 16

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