Awesome Quote for the Day: Herman Melville on Reviving the Gods of Old

If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birthright, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; on the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove’s high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.

Herman Melville as quoted by Sean D. Kelly in a New York Times article about Melville’s hope for a life “that steers happily between two dangers: nihilism and fanaticism.”  The article is a very worthwhile read.

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