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Character in Melville's Moby Dick

Queegqueg no care what god made him shark ... wedder Fejee god or Nantucket god; but de god what made him shark must be one dam Ingin.
-- Queegqueg in Moby Dick, quoted by Robert Anton Wilson in his review of the 1968 film Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams

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"Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian."
-- Ishmael, the narrator of Melville's novel, Moby Dick, on his first meeting with Queequeg, the harpooner, with whom he is obliged to share a bed, quoted from Encarta Book of Quotations

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Quintus Ennius (239 BCE-169? BCE)
Roman poet

How like us is that ugly brute, the ape!
-- Quintus, De Divinatione (Cicero; 1942 (tr. H Rackham)), quoted from Encarta Book of Quotations

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The Subtle Fulmination of the Encircled Sea

Please Feel Free
to Grab a Quote
(or Maybe Three)

Grab some quotes to embellish your web site,
to use as filler for your group's newsletter,
or to add force to your Letters to the Editor.

Use them to introduce the chapters of a book or
accent the index or margins of a special project.

Poster your wall!    Graffiti your (own) fence.
Sticker your car!!
Poster your wall.    Graffiti your (own) fence!!!

Get a few friends together, memorize a bunch of
them. Then wander around your school's campus
and recite these things while pretending that you're
embroiled in a deeply heated philosophical argument.

That's what this list is for!
That's why I made it!

In using this resource, however, keep in mind that
it's someone's life's work, a hedge against old age.

If you decide to build your own online
collection, then find some new material!
Dig up quips that haven't yet been posted!


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There's something to be said
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