"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Erma Bombeck on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Erma Bombeck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Erma Bombeck on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Erma Bombeck on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Erma Bombeck on Dalai Lama
"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."
"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."