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NAME OF THE WIND

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  • Machi shared from Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville
    "Now Jonah's Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
  • Machi shared from Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville
    For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern
  • Machi shared from Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity by J. E. Lendon
    It is in battle that a hero wins the admiration, the glory-the kleos, the kudos-that conveys high rank, honor, worth, or worthiness: time. In the epic formula, battle is "where men win glory."8
  • Machi shared from Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity by J. E. Lendon
    This
    Note: Aretē is bravery, and I tend to agree with the first part of this statement. I'm cautious to be firm in that conviction, but, I have strong bravery related feelings.
  • Machi shared from American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Even Nothing cannot last forever. He might have been there, been Nowhere, for ten minutes or for ten thousand years. It made no difference: time was an idea for which he no longer had any need. He could no longer remember his real name. He felt empty and cleansed, in that place that was not a place. He was without form, and void. He was nothing.
    Note: Just got to this part in American gods....
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