• What is so nice & so unexpected about life is the way it improves as it goes along. I think you should impress this fact on your children because I think young people have an awful feeling that life is slipping past them & they must do something - catch something - they don't quite know what, whereas they've only got to wait & it all comes.

    Nancy Mitford, Charlotte Mosley (1993). “Love from Nancy: the letters of Nancy Mitford”, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)