"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children perhaps—what can more the heart of man desire?"
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania
For anyone visiting London: the essential pilgrimage stops
I went to Speedy’s and Baker Street, and I can’t believe my hotel was just around the corner from Irene Adler’s house!! All those times I walked past it and never knew!