Thursday, June 23, 2005

Which are you?

This from page 462 of my copy of Moby Dick (yes, I know it is taking me a while to read this book, but with two small children to care for, it is hard to find time to read):
Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take a high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe. But from the same point take mankind in mass, and for the most part, they seem a mob of unnecessary duplicates, both contemporary and hereditary.

1 comment:

Nedhead said...

Let me see. I was forced to try to read Moby Dick in high school. I refused. My resolve has only strengthened over time.

You have to be way too philosophical and erudite to understand Melville.

I am an individual. Judge me for who I am and what I do. Do not judge me for the actions of those around me, and I shall provide you the same. That is not to say I am not a stereotypical loudmouth and obnoxious jersey boy.....