Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other. As soon as his breath comes back, he very probably begins to expend it in hard words. These are the best evidence a man can have that he has said something it was time to say.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., M.D., in The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
(This is the "Legal Quotation of the Quarter" from the Winter issue of the Virginia State Bar's Family Law News.)