Leonard: We need to widen our circle.
Sheldon: I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.
Leonard: Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.
Sheldon: That’s the beauty of it.
What a contrast with C.S.Lewis writing to his friend Dom Bede Grffiths in 1941, referring to Tolkien and others,
'Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends sitting round a good fire?'