On days like these, when I read a couple of hundreds pages in order to take an exam I don’t much care about, in a university I find boring, at best, I think of futility. Thus, this quote:
‘Tell me, Tool, what dominates your thoughts?’
The Imass shrugged before replying. ‘I think of futility, Adjunct.’
‘Do all Imass think about futility?’
‘No. Few think at all.’
‘Why is that?
The Imass leaned the head to one side and regarded her. ‘Because, Adjunct, it is futile.’
– Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon