• But the toaster was quite satisfied with itself, thank you. Though it knew from magazines that there were toasters who could toast four slices at a time, it didn't think that the master, who lived alone and seemed to have few friends, would have wanted a toaster of such institutional proportions. With toast, it's quality that matters, not quantity.

    Thomas M. Disch (1986). “The brave little toaster: a bedtime story for small appliances”, Doubleday Books for Young Readers