We plan, we toil, we suffer — in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol’s eyes? The title deeds to Radio City? The Empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs. And, again I cry, how rarely it happens! But when it does happen — then what a moment, what a morning, what a delight?–J.B. Priestley
John Boynton Priestley, OM known as J. B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. He published 26 novels, notably The Good Companions (1929), as well as numerous dramas, such as An Inspector Calls. His output included literary and social criticism.