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Quotes to ponder Erma Bombeck

08/26/2020

I firmly believe kids don’t want your understanding. They want your trust, your compassion, your blinding love and your car keys, but you try to understand them and you’re in big trouble.

Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.

Enter my first neighbor – a woman who spoke in complete, coherent sentences, who ate with a knife and fork and who only cried at weddings. I couldn’t help myself. In a dramatic gesture, I bolted the door and threw my body across it to prevent her exit. She understood.

Motherhood isn’t just a series of contractions; it’s a state of mind. From the moment we know life is inside us, we feel a responsibility to protect and defend that human being.

. . . but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute – look at it and really see it – live it – and never give it back.

Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.

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