(Humphrey, Sir Gilbert (c.1537-1583), British soldier, navigator, explorer. Quoted in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol. 3, Richard Hakluyt (1600).
said during a storm on his last, fatal voyage back from Newfoundland, Sept. 1583.)
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. Letter to Oskar Pollak, January 27, 1904. Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors, trans. by Richard and Clara Winston, New York, Schocken Books (1977).)