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About Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American writer and poet. Most of his stories were drawn by his experience as a sailor. He was a romantic and a skeptic, also a representative of the American Renaissance period.
"Typee", "Moby-Dick", "Omoo", "Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War".
His Personal Life
He was born in New York City and he was one of 8 children born in his family within a period of 15 years. He was married and he had 4 children.
"Moby-Dick" was published in 1851 to bad reviews and became a commercial failure at first!
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Famous quotes by Herman Melville
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.Herman Melville
Art is the objectification of feeling.Herman Melville
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.Herman Melville
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.Herman Melville
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.Herman Melville
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.Herman Melville
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.Herman Melville
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?Herman Melville
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.Herman Melville
Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.Herman Melville
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.Herman Melville
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.Herman Melville
Truth is in things, and not in words.Herman Melville
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.Herman Melville
Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.Herman Melville
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.Herman Melville
Herman Melville's Popularity
Herman Melville was a famous American writer and poet, who was born on August 1, 1819. As a person born on this date, Herman Melville is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (August 1) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1819).
People born on August 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Herman Melville is the 752nd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Herman Melville's birthday, Herman Melville is the 4885th most famous American and ranks 190th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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