I could have kissed you months ago, but it wouldn't have meant anything. I wished for you to see me. And want me. Sodid you mean it?Yes, I said, and some unnamed tension inside me eased. I see you, Tod.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both
But what manner of use would it be ploughing through that darkness? asked Drinian.Use? replied Reepicheep. Use, Captain? If you mean by filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it will be no use at all. So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honour and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as I have ever heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours.
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy.