Moby Dick Quotes

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Yet habit--strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish? Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
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. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Yea, foolish mortals, Noah's flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
However baby man may brag of his science and skill, and however much, in a flattering future, that science and skill may augment; yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder him, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make; nevertheless, by the continual repetition of these very impressions, man has lost that sense of the full awfulness of the sea which aboriginally belongs to it. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
"They think me mad--Starbuck does; but I'm demoniac, I am madness maddened! That wild madness that's only calm to comprehend itself!" Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Is he mad? Anyway there's something on his mind, as sure as there must be something on a deck when it cracks. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
The starred and stately nights seemed haughty dames in jewelled velvets, nursing at home in lonely pride, the memory of their absent conquering Earls, the golden helmeted suns! Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it. Herman MelvilleMoby Dick

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