'"You remind me of the poor philosopher in the boat," he said. "The philosopher said to his boatman, 'Do you know philosophy?' 'No.' 'No? Then half your life has been lost.' A little while afterward, a violent storm came up. 'Oh, philosopher,' called the boatman, 'do you know how to swim?' 'No.' 'No? Then your whole life is lost.'
"I hear you talking about art and beauty and autumn leaves," he went on. "Poor philosophers! But in the U.S.S.R. at present there is only one problem: to live…The storm has come up, let's abandon philosophy; let's swim!" page 34, Toda Raba, Nikos Kazantzakis