Ishmael Quotes

19 of the best book quotes from Ishmael
  1. #1
    My body is but the lees of my better being.
  2. #2
    Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.
  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 mortal greatness is but disease.
  5. #5
    All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.
  6. #6
    There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
  7. #7
    To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.
  8. #8
    See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.
  1. #9
    It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to look as if he had a great secret in him.
  2. #10
    For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men
  3. #11
    Ignorance is the parent of fear.
  4. #12
    I try all things, I achieve what I can.
  5. #13
    Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.
  6. #14
    It is not down on any map; true places never are.
  7. #15
    Call me Ishmael.
  8. #16
    Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
  1. #17
    Ignorance is the parent of fear.
  2. #18
    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.
  3. #19
    As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.
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