„Moby-Dick Zitat der Woche“ No.12

stamp-02He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.*

Herman Melville: Moby-Dick or The Whale

* Das ist übrigens die Stelle, die Patrick Stewart als Captain Jean-Luc Picard im Film „Star Trek 8: First Contact“ zitiert. Allerdings verändert er den Text doch ziemlich, auch wenn man eine sinngemäße Ähnlichkeit erkennen kann:

And he piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.