A couple of quotes are all this post consists of (and I don't mean free insurance quotes, either).
Art is an attempt to understand, yielding pleasure in the attempt whether or not we understand. Robert Brault
This is one of those quotes that you wonder if it's saying what it says, but I thought it was worth a mention.
Secondly, there's a verse in chapter 13 of the Book of Proverbs: Hope deferred makes the heart sick and this is a considerable truth. But as I realised today, hope isn't dead in this verse, so perhaps it should read: hope deferred makes the heart sick, but that isn't the end of hope.
Incidentally, I don't know who Robert Brault is, but when you look him up on Google, all you find are references to his quotes. It's as if he never wrote anything but quotes. In fact, one result comes up with the complete Robert Brault quotes. Isn't that an oxymoron?
PS 3 days later - when I wrote the post I didn't know who Robert Brault was. As you can see, he's kindly pointed me in the right direction, and you can find out more about him on his quotes Reader.