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Moby Dick

By Herman Melville

QUOTATION: De god wat made shark must be one dam Ingin.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 66, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: That great America on the other side of the sphere, Australia.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 24, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: The world’s a ship on its voyage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 8, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 1, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: Talk to me not of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 36, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: Come a stove boat and a stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 7, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: Here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 9, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: Where do murderers go, man! Who’s to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar?
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 132, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carried off a million years ago.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 2, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

QUOTATION: Both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
ATTRIBUTION: Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 106, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).

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