23 Robert Fulghum Quotes You’ll Love

Whether you’re looking for words of wisdom, inspiration, or just a bit of humor, Robert Fulghum has something for everyone. This collection of 23 quotes by Robert Fulghum covers a wide range of topics, from life and love to marriage and family.

Robert Fulghum is an American author, philosophical speaker, and former Unitarian parish minister. He is best known for his 1986 book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. In it, Fulghum explores the basic truths of human existence through simple kindergarten maxims such as “share everything,” “play fair,” and “don’t hit people.”

So take a moment to read through the following Robert Fulghum quotes and see which ones resonate with you the most. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find yourself sharing one (or more) of these quotes with your friends and loved ones.

Enjoy these quotes by Robert Fulghum…

23 Robert Fulghum Quotes - "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."
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1) “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.”

2) “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.”

3) “Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well.”

4) “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.”

Robert Fulghum Quotes on Life and Love

23 Robert Fulghum Quotes - "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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5) “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.”

6) “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.”

7) “It’s harder to talk about, but what I really, really, really want for Christmas is just this: I want to be 5 years old again for an hour. I want to laugh a lot and cry a lot. I want to be picked or rocked to sleep in someone’s arms, and carried up to be just one more time. I know what I really want for Christmas: I want my childhood back. People who think good thoughts give good gifts.”

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

9) “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.”

Robert Fulghum Quotes on Marriage and Family

"It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do."
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10) “It doesn’t matter what you say you believe – it only matters what you do.”

11) “Life is. I am. Anything might happen. And I believe I may invest my life with meaning. The uncertainty is a blessing in disguise. If I were absolutely certain about all things, I would spend my life in anxious misery, fearful of losing my way. But since everything and anything are always possible, the miraculous is always nearby and wonders shall never, ever cease.”

12) “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?.'”

13) “One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.”

14) “Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.”

Solitude is not the same as loneliness…

"Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions."

15) “Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.”

16) “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.”

17) “These are the things I learned: share everything, play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw some and paint and sing and dance and play and work some every day. Take a nap every afternoon, and, when you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.”

18) “Think what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is still true, no matter how old you are – when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.”

19) “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.”

It truly will be a great day indeed…

"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."
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20) “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.”

21) “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”

22) “Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…”

23) “You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.”

Books by Robert Fulghum

1) All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
  • Fulghum, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 221 Pages – 05/04/2004 (Publication Date) – Ballantine Books (Publisher)

2) Third Wish

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Third Wish (2-Volume Boxed Set with CD)
  • Robert Fulghum (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 936 Pages – 02/01/2009 (Publication Date) – Becker & Mayer (Publisher)

3) What on Earth Have I Done?

What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Fulghum, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 322 Pages – 10/14/2008 (Publication Date) – St. Martin’s Press (Publisher)

4) Words I Wish I Wrote

Words I Wish I Wrote: A Collection of Writing That Inspired My Ideas
  • Fulghum, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages – 04/07/1999 (Publication Date) – Harper Perennial (Publisher)

5) Maybe (Maybe Not)

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Maybe (Maybe Not): Second Thoughts from a Secret Life
  • Hardcover Book
  • Fulghum, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 228 Pages – 08/10/1993 (Publication Date) – Villard (Publisher)

6) Uh-Oh

Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door
  • Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door
  • Robert Fulghum (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages – 08/04/1993 (Publication Date) – Ivy Books (Publisher)

7) True Love

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True Love: Stories
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages – 12/09/1997 (Publication Date) – Harpercollins (Publisher)

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