“Here lies Dobby, a free elf”
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and his tune is heard on the distant hill,
for the caged bird sings of freedom.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
James Joyce, 1922
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde, 1890
This Oscar Wilde quote is one of my all-time favourites. In a development sense, there is food for thought here. How does something acquire value? How do we give it value? Is it all about the money?