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Herman Melville
Herman Melville
1.8.1819 New York – 28.9.1891 New York – melville Herman Melville
"Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid." Herman Melville: The Encantadas
"Like the animals, though no philosopher, he was, without knowing it, practically a fatalist."
Billy Budd, Kap. 1
Melvilles vernichtendes Urteil über Schach:
"... intricate games of chess where few moves are made in straightforwardness and ends are attained by indirection, an oblique, tedious, barren game hardly worth that poor candle burnt out in playing it."
Billy Budd, Kap. 16
"Let not warm hearts betray heads that should be cool."
Billy Budd, Kap. 21
"It is at once imaginative and metaphysical – in short, Greek."
Billy Budd, Kap. 26
"Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance"
Bartleby, the Scrivener
"I would prefer not to."
Der berühmte Verweigerungsspruch Bartlebys aus Bartleby, the Scrivener
... a man can be honest in any sort of skin.
Moby Dick, Chapter 3
Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance.
Moby Dick, Chapter 7
But Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
Moby Dick, Chapter 7
I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom.
Moby Dick, Chapter 9
...butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honor.
Moby Dick, Chapter 24
...a whale-ship was my Yale-College and my Harvard.
Moby Dick, Chapter 24
...an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
Moby Dick, Chapter 26
I promise nothing complete; because any human thing supposed to be complete, must for that very reason infallibly be faulty.
Moby Dick, Chapter 32
...whales must be seen before they can be killed.
Moby Dick, Chapter 35
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.
Moby Dick, Chapter 49
... man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
Moby Dick, Chapter 93
Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.
Moby Dick, Chapter 110
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