Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
~Plato (via kushandwizdom)
Of course these details are not important enough for history, and you will read them without any idea of recording them; if they seem scarcely worth putting in a letter, you have only yourself to blame for asking them.
Pliny the Younger, Letters, Book VI, Letter 20
(This is how Pliny ends his letter to Tacitus, in which he describes his memories of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.)