Quote of the Day!

20130801-095659.jpg

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

August 1, 1819: American writer Herman Melville created one of our most enduring literary duos—mad Captain Ahab and his one desire, the white whale, Moby Dick. Melville spent his early years at sea, enjoyed a flare of literary success, fell out of favor, and spent nearly two decades as a customs inspector. He was born in New York City, 194 years ago today.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s