Herman Melville Quotes.

1. "Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

2. "But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being—a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved— this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

3. "And what sort of lively lads with the pencil those Chinese are, many queer cups and saucers inform us."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

4. "And the only mode in which you can derive even a tolerable idea of his living contour, is by going a whaling yourself; but by so doing, you run no small risk of being eternally stove and sunk by him. Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

5. "It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows. And besides, when a man is elevated in that odd fashion, he has no proper foundation for his superior altitude. Hence, I conclude, that in boasting himself to be high lifted above a whaleman, in that assertion the pirate has no solid basis to stand on."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

6. "Go to the meat-market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds. Does not that sight take a tooth out of the cannibal's jaw?"
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

7. "إن "اللوياثان" العظيم هو المخلوق الوحيد في العالم الذي لا بد من أن يظل دون أن يُرسم إلى الأبد. حقا قد تجيء صورة أقرب إلى الواقع من صورة أخرى ولكن لن تكون هناك صورة تحكي الواقع نفسه بقسط كبير جدا من الدقة. ليست هناك طريقة على الأرض تسعفك على أن تجد بدقة كيف يكون شكل الحوت، ولعل الطريقة الوحيدة التي بها تستمد فكرة مقبولة عن سعته واستفاضته هي أن تذهب أنت نفسك محوّتا. غير أنك إن فعلت ذلك لم تكن مجازفتك ميسورة لأنها قد تؤدي بك إلى أن يمزقك ويغرقك ومن ثم كان عليك - فيما يخيل إلىّ - ألا تكون متعنتا في تطلعك وتشوفك إلى هذا اللوياثان."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

8. "كل الناس يعيشون وحبال التحويت تلتف من حولهم. كلهم وُلدوا وأواخي المشانق معقودة حول أعناقهم، ولكنهم لا يتبينون مخاطر الحياة المتبلّدة الماكرة التي لا تغفل ولا تغيب أبدا إلا حين يُوهقهم الموت المفاجيء الوَحِيّ ويجذب الأنشوطة."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

9. "For, when Stubb dressed, instead of first putting his legs into his trowsers, he put his pipe into his mouth."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

10. "And I, you, and he; and we, ye, and they, are all bats; and I'm a crow, especially when I stand a'top of this pine tree here. Caw! caw! caw! caw! caw! caw! Ain't I a crow? And where's the scare-crow? There he stands; two bones stuck into a pair of old trowsers, and two more poked into the sleeves of an old jacket."
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or

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