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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Bertoray
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:26:28 AM

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On most maps down is south, but most of the true places are up, or in the north.
mythman
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:04:41 AM

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Only modern maps have any surety of orientation, but I think he means a place is only there if it is not there.
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:50:46 AM

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perhaps he's ahead of his time and is thinking of those trick non-existent features that Google use to protect copyright.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:12:32 AM

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Interesting quote. Is that to say that a 'true place' lies in the heart?
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True places are found through the journey of life; mapped up to heaven.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:30:26 AM

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It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

He's trying to figure it out a place in the map, to settle down his uncertainties, commonly in every living being with a developed rational.
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:17:47 AM

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This quote is from chapter 12 in Herman Melville "Moby-Dick".
In Chapter 12, called Biographical, Queequeg, one of the principal characters, tells his friend Ishmael, the narrator of the book, about his live and his land.... :
" Queequeg was a native of Rokovoko,an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are.

When a new-hatched savage running wild about his native woodlands in a grass clout, followed by the nibbling goats, as if he were a green sapling; even then, in Queequeg's ambitious soul, lurked a strong desire to see something more of Christendom than a specimen whaler or two. His father was a High Chief, a King; his uncle a High Priest; and on the maternal side he boasted aunts who were the wives of unconquerable warriors. There was excellent blood in his veins—royal stuff; though sadly vitiated, I fear, by the cannibal propensity he nourished in his untutored youth.

This book is One of the best books in literary world!!
Bully_rus
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:18:20 PM
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Daemon wrote:
It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Herman Melville (1819-1891)


Is this because "true places" too dangerous for cartographers or too elusive for them to capture?
seemo74
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:04:04 PM

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Very true .
lieve
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:49:31 PM

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I agree, very true.
Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:34:53 PM

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Informative
Marguerite
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:07:43 PM

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Thank you, monamagda, for your years of study. You are invaluable or is the sentiment more 'above mere value'. Anyway, though Queequeg was labeled a savage by the mariners, he was more human than the Captain of the Pequod.
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:24:54 PM

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Marguerite wrote:
Thank you, monamagda, for your years of study. You are invaluable or is the sentiment more 'above mere value'. Anyway, though Queequeg was labeled a savage by the mariners, he was more human than the Captain of the Pequod.




I have no words to thank you the comment! Coming from you that is the participant of the forum that I most admire for your thoughtful comments, I can not help but feel, really flattered.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:07:38 PM

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The map is not the territory!
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