The god Janus never had two more decidedly different faces than your sea captain.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Etchings of a Whaling Cruise" (1847), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
(Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.)