Pirsig on Tools
Nothing’s quite so demoralizing as a tool hang-up. Buy good tools as you can afford them and you’ll never regret it. If you want to save money don’t overlook the newspaper want ads. Good tools, as a rule, don’t wear out, and good secondhand tools are much better than inferior new ones.
– Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, p. 322