“Moby-Dick Zitat der Woche” No.21

stamp-02„Mr. Stubb,“ said I, turning to that worthy, who, buttoned up in his oil-jacket, was now calmly smoking his pipe in the rain; „Mr. Stubb, I think I have heard you say that of all whalemen you ever met, our chief mate, Mr. Starbuck, is by far the most careful and prudent. I suppose then, that going plump on a flying whale with your sail set in a foggy squall is the height of a whaleman’s discretion?“

„Certain. I’ve lowered for whales from a leaking ship in a gale off Cape Horn.“

Herman Melville: Moby-Dick or The Whale