A few quotes.

"At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep." --Willa Cather, My Ántonia

"This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it." --Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

"There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient." --Marilynne Robinson, Gilead