“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” ~ Stendahl (January 23, 1783 to March 23, 1842)
Stendahl was the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle. He was a French novelist.
[Source for quotation: LoriMoreno tweet on Twitter, January 6, 2011. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed January 8, 2011.]