Sarah Bakewell Quote
The trick is to maintain a kind of naïve amazement at each instant of experience—but, as Montaigne learned, one of the best techniques for doing this is to write about everything. Simply describing an object on your table, or the view from your window, opens your eyes to how marvelous such ordinary things are. To look inside yourself is to open up an even more fantastical realm.
p. 37 - How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in one Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010)