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Captain Ahab Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Captain Ahab
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Sudden shifts and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
Charles Dickens
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Oliver Twist
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Harry Maylie
Captain Ahab
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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.
Captain Ahab
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All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.
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Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
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Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form.
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Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
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Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents’ beds, unerringly I rush! Naught’s an obstacle, naught’s an angle to the iron way!
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God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart forever; the vulture the very creature he creates.
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I am past scorching; not easily can’st thou scorch a scar.

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