Edgar Allan Poe Quote
I became possessed with the keenest curiosity about the whirl itself. I positively felt a wish to explore its depths, even at the sacrifice I was going to make; and my principal grief was that I should never be able to tell my old companions on shore about the mysteries I should see.
In: H. Beaver (ed.), The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, A Descent into the Maelstrom (p. 83)