Sunday, February 26, 2017

On the Time to Act

“The Mouser sighed. The moment had come, he knew, as it always did, when outward circumstances and inner urges commanded an act, when curiosity and fascination tipped the scale of caution, when the lure of a vision and an adventure became so great and deep-hooking that he must respond to it or have his inmost self-respect eaten away."

From Fritz Leiber, When the Sea-King's Away (collected in Swords in the Mist)