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Google doodle today and Herman Melville’s tweets

The Google doodle today inspired me to read more about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. He wrote so many good lines there that can turn into retweetable (is it an official word now?) and favourited less-than-140 characters. I listed some of the good ones:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing.”

“Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water.”

“Yes, as every one knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.”

“There is a wisdom that is woe, but there is a woe that is madness.”

“God keep me from ever completing anything.”

“Squeeze! Squeeze! Squeeze! All the morning long. I squeezed that sperm till I myself almost melted into it.”

“Come, let us squeeze hands all round, nay, let us squeeze ourselves universally into the very milk and sperm of kindness.”

“Is he mad? Anyway there’s something on his mind, as sure as there must be something on a deck when it cracks.”

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


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