• A man forced to spend his life without ever having the right, without ever finding the time, to shut himself up all alone, no matter where, to think, to reflect, to work, to dream? Ah! my dear boy, a key, the key of a door which one can lock this is happiness, mark you, the only happiness!

    Guy de Maupassant (2015). “Collected Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant: The Necklace + The Piece of String + Boule de Suif + Mademoiselle Fifi + Pierrot + Two Friends + La Maison Tellier + Ghosts and much more: From one of the greatest French writers, widely regarded as the ‘Father of Short Story’ writing, who had influenced W. Somerset Maugham, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov and Henry James”, p.158, e-artnow