Moby Dick or The Whale Quotes by Herman Melville

Moby Dick or The Whale Quotes by Herman Melville

Moby dick; or, The Whale is story is a boy named Ishmael who is taken to the ocean to kill a big white whale whose name is Moby-Dick. AS you read this book you’ll get to know that how his all companions get killed and only he lefts. 

This is a very long novel and has hundreds of characters but you guys are here to read the quotes of Moby-Dick or The whale novel so let’s get into the list. 

List of Best Quotes from “Moby-Dick or The Whale” Book:-

1. “I know not all that may be coming but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

2. “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

3. “It is not down on any map; true places never are.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

4. “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

5. “Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

6. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

7. “I try all things, I achieve what I can.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

8. “…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

9. “Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

10. “Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

11. “Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

12. “It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to look as if he had a great secret in him.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

13. “See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

14. “A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

15. “Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must be there to learn it.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

16. “Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

17. “There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

18. “In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

19. “There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath…”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

20. “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

21. “Book! You lie there; the fact is, you books must know your places. You’ll do to give us the bare words and facts, but we come in to supply the thoughts.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

22. “Wonderfullest things are ever unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

23. “All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

24. “All mortal greatness is but disease.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

25. “My body is but the lees of my better being.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Wrapping-up

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