Ripples are the instant effect of wind on water and they die down as quickly as they form, as the surface tension of the water dampens their efforts. If a wind blows steadily across a large enough patch of water for a few hours then the ripples become waves and these will not be dampened [...]
We at the height are ready to decline.There is a tide in the affairs of menWhich, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;Omitted, all the voyage of their lifeIs bound in shallows and in miseries.On such a full sea are we now afloat,And we must take the current when it serves,Or lose our ventures.William [...]
Behind this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr Creedy... and ideas are bulletproof.- Alan Moore, V for Vendetta Clara Schumann Letter to Doppler July 14, 1838, p. 2 Misc. Ms. 372, Miscellaneous Letters and Documents File Gilmore Music Library, Yale University.