I was at a friend’s place the other day, nosing through a treasured little book that found him at a flea market, when I discovered this quote. So I stole it for you when he wasn’t looking. (Always steal a truth when you get the chance.)

“People are the most interesting books in the world. Books themselves interest us only because they are about people, their actions, their words, their feelings, and their thoughts. … Our only excuse for reading books about people is that we cannot read people themselves.” — Psychological Exercises and Essays, by A.R. Orange.