Herman Melville

New York City, New York
Herman Melville
New York City, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
Peradventure at this instant, there are beings gazing up to this very world as their future heaven.
11 November 2014
If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water.
11 November 2014
Juxtaposition marries men.
11 November 2014
The pleasure of leaving home, care-free, with no concern but to enjoy, has also as a pendant the pleasure of coming back to the old hearthstone, the home to which, however traveled, the heart still fondly turns, ignoring the burden of its anxieties and cares.
11 November 2014
Backward and forward, eternity is the same; already we have been the nothing we dread to be.
11 November 2014
Better to sink in boundless deeps, than float on vulgar shoals; and give me, ye gods, an utter wreck, if wreck I do.
11 November 2014
It is plain and demonstrable, that much ale is not good for Yankee, and operates differently upon them from what it does upon a Briton; ale must be drank in a fog and a drizzle.
11 November 2014
His duty he always faithfully did; but duty is sometimes a dry obligation, and he was for irrigating its aridity, whensoever possible, with a fertilizing decoction of strong waters.
11 November 2014
As for the possible hereafter of the whales; a creature eighty feet long without stockings, and thirty feet round the waist before dinner, is not inconsiderately to be consigned to annihilation.
11 November 2014
The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carried off a million years ago.

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