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Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little. William Shakespeare, As You Like It II vi 5, Orlando to Adam
Little things please little minds. Late 16th century proverb
It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other. L M Montgomery, Emily’s Quest
You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Andy Warhol
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. Arthur Conan Doyle
When I was little – when I was – there was so much to look forward to. Alan Bleasdale, Boys from the Blackstuff: Yosser’s Story, BBC 1982
A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are nearly 200 types of dwarfism, and the smallest most proportionate dwarfs are called primordials. The Smallest People in the World, Channel 4 2007
‘If she got pregnant, it would probably kill her.’ ibid. mother
Primordial dwarfs are so rare that most doctors have never seen one in their lifetime. ibid.
Primordial dwarfs are characterized by severely restricted growth, proportionate limbs and high-pitched squeaky voices; most die by the time they are thirty. ibid.
Being smaller has its perks: smaller stars burn far far longer than big stars. Smaller things are relatively speaking stronger. And it turns out smaller people actually live longer. Hannah Fry, Size Matters II: That Sinking Feeling, BBC 2018
A half-sized planet would mean half the the normal gravity at the surface. ibid.
A smaller Earth would have a weaker magnetosphere … A weaker magnetic field also wobbles more … ibid.
The smaller you are the hungrier you get. ibid.
A problem that affects all very small creatures – brain size. ibid.
Stars behave completely differently depending on their size. ibid.
It all goes to show just how narrow and fragile the universal balance is that allows us to exist in the first place. ibid.
Eve, all we can do in life is try to find some joy in the little things. Killing Eve s4e7: I Don’t Want to be Free, BBC 2022
I felt so tiny. Jane Goodall, primatologist
The universe: vast, dynamic, and explosive. But this huge cosmos with its billions of galaxies and countless stars isn’t the only one. We share out lives with another universe: we call this strange hidden kingdom the microcosmos. It guided our evolution and it keeps us alive. How the Universe Works s9e5: Aliens of the Microcosmos