The best Quotes from Moby-Dick

The best Quotes from Moby-Dick

Here you can find the best Quotes and Proverbs from Moby-Dick (Moby-Dick; or, The Whale), a 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville.

There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
It is not down on any map; true places never are.
Ignorance is the parent of fear.
Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.
It is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.
Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.
Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to look as if he had a great secret in him.

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I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom.
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