“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”—E.B. White, quoted in Israel Shenker, “E.B. White: Notes and Comment by Author”, The New York Times, 11 July 1969.