• we live in a world of excess: too many kinds of coffee, too many magazines, too many types of bread, too many digital recordings of Beethoven's Ninth, too many choices of rearview mirrors on the latest Renault. Sometimes you say to yourself: It's too much, it's all too much.

    Corinne Maier (2005). “Bonjour laziness: jumping off the corporate ladder”, Pantheon