Quotations by Author

Robert Fulghum

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

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. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

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.

It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber.

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

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

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

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

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