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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.
For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.
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.
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?
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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