"Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare."
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading.
How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!
When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~Anais Nin