Herman Melville Quote
In our man-of-war world, Life comes in at one gangway and Death goes overboard at the other. Under the man-of-war scourge, cursesmix with tears; and the sigh and the sob furnish the bass to the shrill octave of those who laugh to drown buried griefs of their own.
White-jacket: Or, The World in a Man-of-war (ed. Northwestern University Press, 1970) - ISBN: 9780810102583