„It just took some people a little longer than others to realize how few words they needed to get by, how much of life they could negotiate in silence.“

—  Tom Perrotta, livro The Leftovers

Fonte: The Leftovers

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„Learn what life requires,
How little nature needs!“

—  Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, livro Pharsalia

Book IV, line 377 (tr. E. Ridley).
Compare: "But would [men] think with how small allowance / Untroubled nature doth herself suffice", Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, B. I, C. 9, st. 15.
Pharsalia
Original: (la) Discite, quam parvo liceat producere vitam,
Et quantum natura petat.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“