The Intolerableness of All Earthly Effort

Here is my quote for the day, which I came across while reading Moby Dick on the subway on my way to work this morning:

“that one most perilous and long voyage ended, only begins a second; and a second ended, only begins a third, and so on, for ever and for aye. Such is the endlessness, yea, the intolerableness of all earthly effort.”

One thought on “The Intolerableness of All Earthly Effort

  1. Bharat

    While reading this quote, I was equally impressed by an equally enchanting quote about the sea as under:

    “Turned me to admire the magnanimity of the sea which will permit no records.”

    The waves of water nullify everything past.


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