441 - "The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out and taken yours."
–Hector (played by Richard Griffiths) in The History Boys (2006) 21 more words
–Pelafina H Lièvre in Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves and The Whalestone Letters 33 more words
–George Knightley in Jane Austen’s Emma 13 more words
423 - "If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth."
Variant: “By desiring little a poor man makes himself rich.”
–Democritus 31 more words
419 - "With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, [convenience] threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life."
“Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, convenience has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. 67 more words