“There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes when we are not in control but are only reacting, living, surviving. I am not a religious man per se…but for me, to go to sea is to get a glimpse of the face of God. At sea I am reminded of my insignificance-of all men’s insignificance. It is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled.” – from Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

“Okay let’s get this over with, no I’m not seasick, yes I’ve always been green, No I didn’t eat grass as a child.” – from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire