• I am quite likely to re-act to the opposite extreme - to feel rapturously that the world is beautiful and mere existence something to thank God for. I suppose our 'blues' are the price we have to pay for our temperament. 'The gods don't allow us to be in their debt.' They give us sensitiveness to beauty in all its forms but the shadow of the gift goes with it.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery, Francis W. P. Bolger, Elizabeth R. Epperly (1992). “My dear Mr. M.: letters to G.B. MacMillan from L.M. Montgomery”, Oxford University Press, 1992