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Herman Melville
(1819-1891) born on
Aug 01
US novelist. He is noted for his stories of the sea, especially the classic "Moby Dick," 1851.
         
   
F
For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

R
There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.
A
Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius's crater for an ink stand. . . . To produce a mighty book you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on a flea, though many there be that have tried it.
N
If I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably --why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work --for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good?
K
An utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Moby-Dick," ch. 110, 1851.
R: "Moby Dick," 1851.
A: "Moby-Dick," ch. 104, 1851.
N: Letter, 17 Nov 1851; in "The Letters of Herman Melville," 1960.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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