I have a whole list of favorite quotes from Melville. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, some are shocking. I thought it would be fun to start a list of our own here. I’ll start you out with the first one I marked – way back on page 84. (Seems like eons ago!)
“…Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians (I might substitute “Lutherans,” but that would lack alliteration, which Melville is so fond of.) – and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head and sadly need mending.”
Or how about this one from page 123:
“Think Not is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.” (I’m especially partial to Commandment 12.)
What are some of your favorites? Please comment!