18 June 2008

Apsley Cherry-Garrand Quote

"And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physicalexpression, go out and explore. If you are a brave man you will do nothing: if you arefearful you may do much, for none but cowards have need to prove their bravery. Some willtell you that you are mad, and nearly all will say, 'what is the use?' For we are anation of shopkeepers, and no shopkeeper will look at research which does not promisehim a financial return within a year. And so you will sledge nearly alone, but thosewith whom you sledge will not be shopkeepers: that is worth a good deal. If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is apenguin's egg."

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