"For years my lunch was based on boiled cabbage. Its smell reminds me of the great effort, the dream that I had to do something that was mine, even if small, but where I could put to use my ideas and my abilities."

Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio, who passed away earlier this week, commenting in an old interview with The Associated Press in which he discussed his days as a youth living in an orphanage, as reported by The Washington Post this week in its obituary, “Leonardo Del Vecchio, Italian Titan of Eyewear, Dies at 87.”