“Give a man enough rope and it will still come out six inches too short. That is the nature of rope, if not the nature of man. In fact, the phrase ‘enough rope’ is deceptive, because there is no such thing as enough rope. Ask anyone who has tried to tie a canoe securely to the top of his car.”

-Patrick F. McManus
“At Loose Ends”
The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw, 1989