13 Quotes Of Herman Melville

1. About success

Herman Melville quote about success

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

2. About adventure

Herman Melville quote about adventure

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

3. About religion

Herman Melville quote about religion

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

4. About moby-dick

Herman Melville quote about moby-dick

I try all things, I achieve what I can.

5. About ego

Herman Melville quote about ego

I would prefer not to.

6. About education

Herman Melville quote about education

Ignorance is the parent of fear.

7. About first-sentence

Herman Melville quote about first-sentence

Call me Ishmael.

8. About revenge

Herman Melville quote about revenge

…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.

9. About poverty

Herman Melville quote about poverty

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

10. About adventure

Herman Melville quote about adventure

I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.

11. About speaker-stubb

Herman Melville quote about speaker-stubb

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

12. About writing

Herman Melville quote about writing

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

13. About on-writing

Herman Melville quote about on-writing

I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb.

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