Robert Fulghum

1937 -

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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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on barbwire lean and barbwire mean

"barb-wire lean and barb-wire mean --- he chews nails and spits rust"

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 54

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on names, masks, and costumes

All of these are names given me by other people, but not names I would have given myself.  My name is not mine, it's theirs.  It's a series of costumes put on my life by other people.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 35

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on names, dogs, affection, and voice tone

The name is not important anymore - it's the tone that counts.  I feel like an old dog I know.  He will come to any name you call him, just so long as your demeanor carries with it the promise of affection and food

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 36

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on art, artist, artists task, being, and creating

An artists job is to see.  And to go out in the world and see it firsthand, just as it is; to report with line and words what is seen.  To be in the world, not just study about the world, that is the artists task

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 51

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on feeling good and feeling awful

The best feelings in your life come when you start feeling good after you've been feeling just awful

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 100

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on imagination, myth, dreams, hope, laughter, love, knowledge, history, facts, experience, grief, and death

I believe imagination is stronger than knowledge - that myth is more potent than history.  I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts - That hope always triumphs over experience - That laughter is the only cure for grief.  And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

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

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on belief, imagination, truth, and dream

Never, ever, regret or apologize for believing that when one man or one woman decides to risk addressing the world with truth, the world may stop what it is doing and hear.  There is too much evidence to the contrary.  When we cease believing this, the music will surely stop.  The myth of the impossible dream is more powerful than all the facts of history.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 228

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on fieltrips, fieldtrip, journey, lifes journey, realizations, and insight

Only now have I finally realized that my life has been an unending fieldtrip

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 52

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