The Journey Is The Only Reason Needed

[lead]Dash the nose from Phidias’s marble Jove, and what a sorry remainder! [/lead]
Nevertheless, Leviathan is of so mighty a magnitude, all his proportions are so stately, that the same deficiency which in the sculptured Jove were hideous, in him is no blemish at all. Nay, it is an added grandeur. A nose to the whale would have been impertinent.