Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
— Albert Einstein
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
— Simone Weil
Coffee: Induces wit. Good only if it comes through Havre. After a big dinner party it is taken standing up. Take it without sugar — very swank: gives the impression you have lived in the East.
— Gustave Flaubert
Among the numerous luxuries of the table… coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions… is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.
— Benjamin Franklin