"‘But it’s a very interesting profession,’ said Lamia warmly.
‘I don’t doubt it,’ said her aunt, who obviously doubted it very much. ‘To express anything important in mere figures is so plainly impossible that there must be endless scope for well-paid advice on how to do it.’
Lamia was silent [about] the emotional possibility she had discovered below Edward’s numerical veneer. ‘It’s not the figures themselves’ she said finally. ‘It’s what you do with them that matters.’ "
- Maurice Kendall