“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything splendid or wonderful happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
“That's a lovely idea (...) Living so that you beautify your name even if it wasn't beautiful to begin with...making it stand in people's thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself”
“Why should she be born at all - why should everyone be born at all - if she is better off dead? I don't believe it is better for a child to die at birth than to live its life out - and love and be loved - and enjoy and suffer - and do its work - and develop a character that would give it a personality in eternity.”
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