Herman Melville Quotes

Herman Melville Quotes

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7 Literary Quotes about Destiny
Quotes about Destiny

Destiny Quotes from Literature – Can we outrun the heavens? ~ Henry VI, Part Two by William Shakespeare

Eight “Smelly” Quotes from Literature
Quotes about Smells

It smells like the left wing of the day of judgment. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville AND 7 other “smelly” quotes from literature.

Five Quotes about the Ocean
Quotes about the Ocean

Quotes about the ocean including . . . No mercy, no power but its own controls it. Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Herman Melville Quotes - LitQuotes found 44 Herman Melville quotes

He lives, then, on ginger-nuts, thought I; never eats a dinner, properly speaking; he must be a vegetarian then; but no; he never eats even vegetables, he eats nothing but ginger-nuts. My mind then ran on in reveries concerning the probable effects upon the human constitution of living entirely on ginger-nuts. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville But thus it often is, that the constant friction of illiberal minds wears out at last the best resolves of the more generous. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Up to a certain point the thought or sight of misery enlists our best affections; but, in certain special cases, beyond that point it does not. They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart. It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay; but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville "Man came into this world, not to sit down and muse, not to befog himself with vain subtleties, but to gird up his loins and to work." ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville The sun comes out, a golden huzzar, from his tent, flashing his helm on the world. ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville "Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?" ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville It smells like the left wing of the day of judgment. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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