Herman Melville House

Herman Melville House may refer to:

  • Arrowhead (Herman Melville House), in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Herman Melville House (Troy, New York)

Famous quotes containing the words herman melville, melville and/or house:

    The result of civilization, at the Sandwich Islands and elsewhere, is found productive to the civilizers, destructive to the civilizees. It is said to be compensation—a very philosophical word; but it appears to be very much on the principle of the old game, “You lose, I win”: good philosophy for the winner.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    So long as a man-of-war exists, it must ever remain a picture of much that is tyrannical and repelling in human nature.
    —Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The night in prison was novel and interesting enough.... I found that even here there was a history and a gossip which never circulated beyond the walls of the jail. Probably this is the only house in the town where verses are composed, which are afterward printed in a circular form, but not published. I was shown quite a long list of verses which were composed by some young men who had been detected in an attempt to escape, who avenged themselves by singing them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)