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Re: Great Literary Quotes

A very, very long poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is worth reading if one has some spare time. Here are the first few lines:
Part I

It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
`By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

The bridegroom's doors are opened wide,
And I am next of kin;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
Mayst hear the merry din.'

He holds him with his skinny hand,
"There was a ship," quoth he.
`Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!'
Eftsoons his hand dropped he.

He holds him with his glittering eye -
The Wedding-Guest stood still,
And listens like a three years' child:
The Mariner hath his will.
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Blame on the new immigrants and texting
It wasn't new immigrants who gave us words like "drive-thru"
and took the U out of words in which it rightfully belongs- humour, rumour, etc.
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find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
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Re: Great Literary Quotes

Here's one from the Great Sailor:


"I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea."
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For sure. Melville explicates more than you ever wanted to know about whaling ships:-)
Yes! Don't forget 10 or 15 chapters on whale anatomy and whaling literature eschatology! Fascinating, but Melville was writing two books: "Moby Dick" and "I Am the Whaling Charles Darwin" at the same time. He apparently shuffled the pages and called it all "Moby Dick."

Tongue in cheek, of course. Moby Dick is a masterpiece. I would gladly read the poorest chapter of Moby Dick every day for ten years before I would volunteer to suffer through any of JD Salinger's works ever again.
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I read Catcher in the Rye.....once....because I had to:-)
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A very, very long poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is worth reading if one has some spare time. Here are the first few lines:
Part I

It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
`By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

The bridegroom's doors are opened wide,
And I am next of kin;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
Mayst hear the merry din.'

He holds him with his skinny hand,
"There was a ship," quoth he.
`Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!'
Eftsoons his hand dropped he.

He holds him with his glittering eye -
The Wedding-Guest stood still,
And listens like a three years' child:
The Mariner hath his will.
And the moral of the story is: NEVER shoot an Albatross (and make sure you bring plenty of fresh water)
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Re: Great Literary Quotes

I think the single best quote to illustrate the erudite mind working was Robert Oppenheimer's thought when he saw the Trinity A-bomb blast;

Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.



I think most of we mere mortals would have come up with something as thoughtful and memorable as "WOW or Holy $hit"
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I think the single best quote to illustrate the erudite mind working was Robert Oppenheimer's thought when he saw the Trinity A-bomb blast;

Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.



I think most of we mere mortals would have come up with something as thoughtful and memorable as "WOW or Holy $hit"
I think it should be noted that Oppenheimer was quoting someone else....
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