What is quite a little?

Famous quotes containing the words little and/or quite:

    I was the one who was working to destroy the one thing to which I was committed, that is, my relationship with Gilberte; I was doing so by creating, little by little and through the prolonged separation from my friend, not her indifference, but my own. It was toward a long and cruel suicide of the self within myself which loved Gilberte that I continuously set myself ...
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    I say, I am quite done,
    quite done with this;
    you smile your calm
    inveterate chill smile.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)