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QUOTES ON THE OCEAN


Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.

HERMAN MELVILLE, Moby Dick

These are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.

HERMAN MELVILLE, Moby Dick

Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself? For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!

HERMAN MELVILLE, Moby Dick

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