Captain Ahab Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Captain Ahab
  1. #1
    Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
  2. #2
    Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
  3. #3
    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.
  4. #4
    All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.
  5. #5
    Sudden shifts and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
  6. #6
    I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.
  7. #7
    I am past scorching; not easily can’st thou scorch a scar.
  8. #8
    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!
  9. #9
    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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