This is a collection of phrases that impressed me by the clarity, sharpness, richness of meaning encapsulated in their few words. They all come from interviews that lasted over one hour. Each person had his own style of expressing himself—some were verbose, others monosyllabic, some were comfortable conveying their feelings and experiences in minute details, others restricted themselves to concise answers to my questions: no end of variations. But every now and again I would hear a few words that “spoke volumes”. This fascinated me and I decided to share these gems.