We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.

— Robert Fulghum

The most craziest Robert Fulghum quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.

That myth is more potent than history. 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.

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We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.

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Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

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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.

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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 wherever you may be.

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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?".

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The examined life is no picnic.

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Every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away. Most of this “something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered or scientifically detected or counted. It’s what we leave in the minds of other people and what they leave in ours. Memory. The census doesn’t count it. Nothing counts without it.

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All I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten.

Share everything ... Don't hit people ... Clean up your own mess.

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Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.

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Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.

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Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make

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About Robert Fulghum

Quotes 145 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know.

Nevertheless, with what I have - I can reflect light into the dark places of this world - into the black places in the hearts of men - and change somethings in some people. Perhaps others may see and do likewise. This is what I am about. This is the meaning of my life.

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Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.

A happiness weapon. A Beauty Bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

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Anything can happen. The great banana peel of existence is always on the floor somewhere.

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Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well.

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I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.

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The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.

The grass is greenest where it is watered.

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All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School.

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Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.

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The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues.

The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.

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Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.

Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

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Dreams are more powerful than facts.

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Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.

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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.

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If I don't have time to live my life well the first time, when am I going to find the time to go back and live it over?

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Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts.

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I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.

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To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, What's it for?

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The Sikh gave him the money. When Menon asked for his address so that he could repay the man, the Sikh said that Menon owed the debt to any stranger who came to him in need, as long as he lived. The help came from a stranger and was to be repaid to a stranger.

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to understand our love they'd have to turn the world upside down

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Hide-and-seek, grown-up style. Wanting to hide. Needing to be sought. Confused about being found.

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Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

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For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I'm grumpy or mad, I'll realize that I've not been paying attention to my soul and I've not been following my best routine.

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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.

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Only now have I finally realized that my life has been an unending field trip.

And I have tried hard not to be a tourist. But to be an adventurer, a traveler, an explorer, a learner, and a pilgrim.

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Only an open mind still has room for new knowledge.

What is outgrown and used up must be discarded to make room for what is yet to be learned. And much of the best thinking is done alone-in deserts, on beaches, in bed, behind closed doors. It is why we say we need to get away-to escape from clutter and busyness-to hear ourselves think.

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I talk about very serious human affairs but with a lightness of heart.

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The myth of the impossible dream is more powerful than all the facts of history.

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It is the chair in honor of all those who, however competently, embrace the impossible. Sit in that chair someday.

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When my neighbor walks the dogs, he performs a ritual act of sacer simplicitas, to use the church Latin: "sacred simplicity." Walking the dog is in truth a ritual of renewal and revival on an intimate scale - a small rebirth of well-being on a daily basis.

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Love is the grand prize and the garbage heap.

Love is a spiritual root canal and the only thing that makes life worth living. Love is a little taste of always and a big bite of nothing. And love is everything in between these extremes.

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Even the finest workman needs to inspect his work critically.

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A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords.

A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.

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Is it always to be a winners-losers world, or can we keep everyone in the game? Do we still have what it takes to find a better way?

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One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem.

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Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

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Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup.

The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

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