"We are now ready to start our way down the Great Unknown. Our boats, tied to a common stake, chafe each other as they are tossed by the fretful river...We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not." ~George Powell, The Expedition of the Colorado River and its Canyons
"What a blessing it is to love books as I love them, to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!" ~Thomas Macaulay
"Why are we inspired by another person's courage? Maybe because it gives us the sweet and genuine surprise of discovering some trace, at least, of the same courage in ourselves." ~Laurence Shames
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