Q: What is by far the most outstanding and surprising of all humankind’s successes?
A: Waking up in the morning.
Q: Of our many tools, which is one of the most powerful, and yet the most pliable?
Q: Who insists that mindless obedience is a sign of intelligence?
A: All of us — when referring to our pets.
Q: What is the root of all evil — Money? Satan? Greed? Fear?
A: More than all the above put together: Expectations.
Q: Why are mistakes so tiring?
A: Because justifying them takes so much effort.
Q: The difference between an idealist and a realist?
A: The idealist takes most of what he says extremely seriously.
Q: What do patriarchs and vehicle-alarms have in common?
A: Hardly anyone bothers to listen to them any more.
Q: If ‘today is forever’, how will you wake up TOMORROW?
A: You simply can’t.
Q: What is the most impenetrably foolproof camouflage of all, on this planet?
A: The human smile.
Q: What is as fragile as a butterfly wing, yet as lethal as a landmine?
A: A human being.
Q: If you are feeling very depressed, what’s the safest thing to do before going to the psychiatrist?
A: Have a little chat with his/ her doctor.
Q: What is a lot worse than being alone?
A: Wishing one were.
– Keith Perreur-Lloyd is an Anglo-French composer and musician currently living in Spain. You can learn more about his classical compositions here.