For an interesting take on "quality", you might enjoy Robert W. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I read that years and years ago and it was one of the best i have ever read. There is a fine line between genius and insanity.
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -- Michelangelo