Life is the Sum of All Things 

  

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Mary

“We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless.”
Vladimir Nabokov

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet