“Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.”

“The manifestation of every person and the world in which we live is the minimum requirement of our existence, its major purpose, its only hope.”

“My rule is always, People first and things second.”

“You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, action over apathy, growth over stagnation.”


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Papa, My Father

  • “Readers weary of parent-bashing books will welcome Leo Buscaglia's warm, compassionate tribute to his father, Papa, My Father.
  • Buscaglia's usual humor and warmth come through his insightful lines. This is fine fare for family reading, offering food for discussions. This little book is for savoring during a quiet time, for it affords much for introspection. No one can come away from this simple account of a son's tribute to his father without being better for having read it.”
  • — Helen Roser

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A Memory for Tino

  • “This heartwarming new story by one of the world's most beloved authors is one readers of all ages will want to return to again and again.”
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Bus 9 to Paradise

  • “The author writes in his familiar, zesty fashion... Here the title describes a bus Buscaglia observed, prompting him to speculate on the diverse views of paradise envisioned by hopeful individuals.
  • While Buscaglia admits it not easy to be scorned as silly or naive, he insists that people must trust in loving passionately, answering cynics with the assurance that life is wonderful, joy is our birthright.”
  • — Publisher's Weekly, January 17, 1986

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The Fall of Freddie the Leaf


  • “A classic. As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns that death is part of life.”
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  • “It is not deeply philosophical nor complicated. It is a simple, easy read that is intended to be shared not just in words, but in actions. It is about daring to expose oneself. To be vulnerable and to give without reservation or expectation.”
  • — E-Zine Articles 2007 Silvana Rosati-Capizzano