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Herman Melville
“...and Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Herman Melville
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
Herman Melville

Herman Melville
“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Herman Melville
“Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.”
Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

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