Everyone had learned that it was worth giving up privacy for the merest possibility of fame, and the idea that only a private self was truly autonomous and free had be lost in the static of the airwaves. - Salman Rushdie
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. - Bryce Courtenay
Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith. - Franz Kafka