"The change was made in me, the thing was done. Well or ill done, excusably or inexcusably, it was done."
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
"When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me."
- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest
"We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man’s features, and meanness or sensuality to imbrute them."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden