“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.”
“[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.”
“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.”
“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 cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.”