Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
—Gustave Flaubert

The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on the thread of the universe that runs through himself and all things.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
—William Morris, The Aims of Art