Friday, December 31, 2004

“Happiness is a gift – and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”

The Movie: Nicholas Nickleby, 2002 (Douglas McGrath, director and screenwriter, from the novel by Charles Dickens)
Who says it: Nathan Lane as Vincent Crummles, theatrical impresario
The context: Vincent gives his blessing to Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam) when Nicholas leaves the company to confront his wicked Uncle Ralph (Christopher Plummer)
How to use it: General life wisdom.

More than once over the past twelve months, I've described my year as Dickensian -- but, in the great tradition of Mr. Dickens' novels, it's ending far better than I had any right to expect.

Thanks, everybody. See you next year.

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