What's the quote that is 327 characters long? I'm intrigued.
I lost the thing after trying to copy paste it here. So all I can give is the gist of it. It is appearently from an interview and he is responding to the reality that folks never quite understand how much better things are than they used to be.
my paraphrase is:
you realize that childbirth is not usually fatal to either the mother or the child, you don't have to have permission from the local noble to get married, go to the church of your choice, or not, you can travel further in an hour than you used to be able in a day and you can get healthy food year round, which not to long ago, not even the richest nobles in the land could do. The poorest in the country lives better than even kings did 200 years ago.
He ordered it differently, and the way he said it was funny.
It would be a mistake to think that they weren't also dangerous, just because reading them didn't make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader's brain.