God is still about 73% angry with us.
May 5, 2010 11:25 AM   Subscribe

"It's a myth that Noah's flood ever ended- two thirds of the world is still covered by it." Almost certainly a paraphrase on my part, but I can't find the original quote or its source. It probably came from a book about sailing- Meville? Slocum? Bueller?
posted by zap rowsdower to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The first boat we read of, floated on an ocean, that with Portuguese vengeance had whelmed a whole world without leaving so much as a widow. That same ocean rolls now; that same ocean destroyed the wrecked ships of last year. Yea, foolish mortals, Noah's flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.
Moby Dick
posted by vacapinta at 11:45 AM on May 5, 2010 [5 favorites]

I thought it was going to be Melville, but damn if my search found it. Thanks so much!
posted by zap rowsdower at 1:03 PM on May 5, 2010

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