I am surrounded by books with great, even heroic quotes, grand philosophies and theologies, mysteries and wonderments. I've never met an author of any. Oh what a finer person I would be if I had raised my voice above the pounding of the sea with Cicero, walked with Saul on that road to Damascus and on and on and on.
Well, I didn't. But I've met some pretty swell people that had something to say...and many are related to me; they're My Family Jewels.