Herman Melville quote about love from Moby-Dick - see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when love once comes to bend them.
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see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when love once comes to bend them.
 Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851). copy citation

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Author Herman Melville
Source Moby-Dick
Topic love prejudice
Date 1851
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm

Context

“Nor did I at all object to the hint from Queequeg that perhaps it were best to strike a light, seeing that we were so wide awake; and besides he felt a strong desire to have a few quiet puffs from his Tomahawk. Be it said, that though I had felt such a strong repugnance to his smoking in the bed the night before, yet see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when love once comes to bend them. For now I liked nothing better than to have Queequeg smoking by me, even in bed, because he seemed to be full of such serene household joy then. I no more felt unduly concerned for the landlord's policy of insurance.” source

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