“If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least-” Melville from Moby Dick

From Moby Dick: “If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.” While the specific quote is in reference to a whale ship, those familiar with Moby Dick may know that the ship is symbol for the world so it’s really about living, ha ha. I for my part enjoyed this incredible dinner tonight- pasta with shrimp and a bit of curry. Whenever things get tough, a good dinner will take my woes away. Thank you Angela!

shrimppasta

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4 thoughts on ““If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least-” Melville from Moby Dick

    • You’ve read Moby Dick 6 times! That’s awesome. I think I’ve read it 2.5 times, ha ha. It’s at the end of chapter 101 the Decantur: “But no more; enough has been said to show that the old Dutch whalers of two or three centuries ago were high livers; and that the English whalers have not neglected so excellent an example. For, say they, when cruising in an empty ship, if you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least. And this empties the decanter.”

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