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Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth;
whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul;
whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses,
and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet;
and especially when my hypos get such an upper hand of me,
that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off-
then, I account it high time to get to a bookstore as soon as I can.
That is my substitute for the pistol and ball.


Herman Melville

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Is he mad? Anyway there's something on his mind, as sure as there must be something on a deck when i...
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All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only w...
HERMAN MELVILLE
Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cra...
HERMAN MELVILLE
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either...
HERMAN MELVILLE
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak...
HERMAN MELVILLE
Ahab and aguish lay stretched together in one hammock.
HERMAN MELVILLE
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the univers...
HERMAN MELVILLE
You might almost say, that this strange uncompromisedness in him involved a sort of unintelegence; f...
HERMAN MELVILLE
The fact that the chief of staff of the land army was so exposed suggests that the command structure...
CHRIS MELVILLE
Midnight Omen Deja vu" - Because everyone should experience love in the Caribbean...at least once in...
MARTI MELVILLE
Do you want me to shut the trial down this afternoon? ... You are not to engage in this kind of inte...
RODNEY MELVILLE
I have nine children... and one of them is an invalid. Her mother is obliged to take her away in the...
MELVILLE FULLER
The Emancipation Proclamation is predicated upon the idea that the President may so annul the consti...
MELVILLE FULLER
It's a subpoena. He has to obey,
RODNEY MELVILLE
It is the same to me, whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.
ANDREW MELVILLE
Am I not, three score and eight years old, unto the which age none of my fourteen brethren came; and...
ANDREW MELVILLE
The most glaringly obvious fact about the present case is the significant media and public interest ...
RODNEY MELVILLE
What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream.
MIKE MELVILLE
inherently improbable and not credible.
RODNEY MELVILLE
However the... head of state has visibly aged in the past two years and his health may have deterior...
CHRIS MELVILLE
Judging by his reaction, Bongo feels surrounded by nebulous threats. The root of his anxiety is not ...
CHRIS MELVILLE
The fact that the chief of staff of the land army was so exposed suggests that the command structure...
CHRIS MELVILLE
I've got tooth marks on my heart.
MIKE MELVILLE
World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an ar...
HERMAN KAHN
Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are go...
ALEXIS HERMAN
Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction...
HERMAN KAHN