Sunday, August 1, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891), novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick.

"A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities." - Herman Melville

"I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge." - Herman Melville

"Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity." - Herman Melville

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness." - Herman Melville

"Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?" - Herman Melville

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