“When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.”
“As soon as you open up the report card, you get an instant visual glimpse of whether your child is moving forward, behind or staying in the same place. Even if the child stays within Level 3, the graph can still show growth within that level from quarter to quarter.”
“[Somers' husband, former game-show host Alan Hamel, has glimpsed that cowering child in their 37 years together.] That stuff never fully leaves you, ... in her eyes that's very vulnerable. I'll know that she's not feeling really good about herself in that moment.”
“Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.”
“I think you have to deal with the confused situation that we're faced with by seizing on the glimpses and particles of life, seizing on them and holding them and trying to make a pattern of them. In other words, trying to put a world back together again out of its fragmentary moments.”