When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
—Herman Melville, Moby Dick

  7 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. May 23, 2018 at 7:06 AM

    The “ocean’s skin”, that description of the top layer of ocean takes my breath away! I could never put my finger on that feeling when I look at it. I shamefully have never read Moby Dick, but will soon remedy that.

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    • May 23, 2018 at 8:09 AM

      I haven’t read the book either, however The Lioness did just that a few years ago.

      It’s about a whale…. 🤡

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  2. Roda
    May 22, 2018 at 7:51 PM


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  3. May 22, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    This reminds me of what we need to remember about wild animals–the “wild” part is there for a reason and besides being wild, they are not people.



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