I am enjoying Melville’s gems of wisdom that are sprinkled throughout Moby-Dick. I particularly like these two.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. chapter 3
[…] it’s better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one. chapter 16
I rather like these comparisons. Perhaps we should try our hand at writing our own.
It’s better to slog through the original Moby-Dick with its encyclopedic chapters than to cheat and speed through an adaptation.
Keep telling yourselves that, readers. It makes the chapters with plot all the more entertaining.