569 – “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;— it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

–Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility



558 – “Where the telescope ends the microscope begins. Which of the two possess the larger field of vision? Choose. A bit of mold is a Pleiad of flowers; a nebula is an anthill of stars.”

–Victor Hugo