But I, I make myself strong by thinking - just by thinking! I make myself strong because I despise cowardice. Too many men are afraid of the sea. But I am a navigator; I don't want to stay long on land. Sometimes when I am caught in strong winds and big waves, I am afraid - oh yes, I am afraid. But when the wind dies and the waves are lower, I make myself strong again to search for the island, and to keep going.
- Words of Mau Piailug from The Last Navigator by Steven Thomas