Moby Dick Quotes

Moby Dick Quotes by Herman Melville

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40 Great Quotes from Literature
40 Great Quotes from Literature

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Nonsensical Quote from Moby Dick
Moby Dick Quote

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It smells like the left wing of the day of judgment. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
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. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
"This whole act's immutably decreed. 'Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled. Fool! I am the Fates' lieutenant; I act under orders." Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
"Omen? omen?--the dictionary! If the gods think to speak outright to man, they will honourably speak outright; not shake their heads, and give an old wives' darkling hint." Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
"There she blows!--there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!" Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
These are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Though amid all the smoking horror and diabolism of a sea-fight, sharks will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship's decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red meat is being carved, ready to bolt down every killed man that is tossed to them. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
"Start her, now; give 'em the long and strong stroke, Tashtego. Start her, Tash, my boy--start her, all; but keep cool, keep cool--cucumbers is the word--easy, easy--only start her like grim death and grinning devils, and raise the buried dead perpendicular out of their graves, boys--that's all. Start her!" Herman MelvilleMoby Dick

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