"I think we should let Odysseus stay for a while."
"This isn't a hotel. He's so slovenly...look at his boot straps."
"I know, I know, but he needs a base...or at least a base plate."
"What's a base plate?"
"You know, a spring board. Some assumptions. Some conceptual fixed point? An amputation of enquiry?...A fact, if you will. Something to launch off of."
"Oh bloody hell, he's always launching off. He's like a fucking transcendental system.. and I don't care if you say its just his nature, he's going to trip over and knock his teeth out if he keeps on yanking his laces like that."