Before my highest mountain I stand, and before my longest wandering: to that end I must first go down deeper than ever I descended:
Whence come the highest mountains? I once asked. Then I learned that they came out of the sea.
The evidence is written in their rocks and in the walls of their peaks. It is out of the deepest depth that the highest must come to its height.
—Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra