III. Le voilier, machine à accélérer le temps

Talk of the flow of time or the advance of consciousness is a dangerous metaphor that must not be taken literally.
J. J. C. Smart, ‘The Temporal Asymmetry of the World’ (1954).

The monotony of the sea is easier to bear than the boredom of the shore.
Joseph Conrad, ‘The Torrens : A personal tribute’ (1923c, p.25).