The Undisputed Book of Robert

The Undisputed Book of Robert is a collection of witticisms, deeper thoughts, or humorous quips attributed to Bob. At the urging of wife Linda and two daughters, Christine & Carrie, Bob started writing down various things  he said. He sometimes disavows all knowledge of where these things come from. 

Don’t practice too much if you don’t know what you’re doing. You may get good at doing something wrong.

Seeking perfection is admirable but delusional, for there is no such thing as "perfect."

 If a pianist thinks he/she has achieved perfection, that means they can no longer improve. 

In other words, it's a dead end. 

(Sign posted on a chess club wall, circa 1961, Rochester, New York)

"It does not pay to be stupid."  

Actually, it applies to all aspects of everything.

Bob misspelled Thursday so many times he finally gave up and changed the name to Thrusday. 

At our house, Thrusday ha now become the day of Robert.

Your income should be incidental to your life. Follow your dreams.

 Attend to the obvious. Otherwise it will attend to you.

The river of intelligence flows at the bottom of the current. It's far beneath the superficial surface of "just pretty scenery - oh look at the ducky-thingy." Surface knowledge is shallow knowledge.

Updated periodically.