Friday, February 3, 2012

A singular disadvantage of the sea lies in the fact that after successfully surmounting one wave you discover that there is another behind it just as important and just as nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats.

—Stephen Crane, "The Open Boat" (LoA edition, 886)

(Nervously anxious!)

1 comment:

Shockgrubz said...

I'm not sure there is an alternate to that. A calm anxiety? oxymoron, right?