The Quotidian, January 5, 2011 ~ Live for Others Too

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 to September 28, 1891)

Herman Melville was an American novelist and writer of short stories and essays. Melville was famous for his novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851). Moby-Dick is considered a masterpiece of American and World literature.

[Source: Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations, edited by Sy Safransky (1990), page 51. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed January 4, 2011. Biographical information partially known to me.]

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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4 Responses to The Quotidian, January 5, 2011 ~ Live for Others Too

  1. A brilliant man!
    Write on!
    Carolyn

  2. Thank you!

    Oh, wait – you’re writing about Herman Melville.

    Indeed. Blessings, Andy

  3. I was vague on purpose :).
    You’re both pretty brilliant…
    Write on!
    Carolyn

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