Bartleby the Scrivener
by Herman Melville
Bartleby the Scrivener Quotes
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In short, the truth of the matter was Nippers knew not what he wanted. (9)
Rules and Order Quotes
All who know me consider me an eminently safe man. The late John Jacob Astor, a personage little given to poetic enthusiasm, had no hesitation in pronouncing my first grand point to be prudence, my...
Language and Communication Quotes
I sat awhile in perfect silence, rallying my stunned faculties. Immediately it occurred to me that my ears had deceived me, or Bartleby had entirely misunderstood my meaning. I repeated my request...
Meanwhile Bartleby sat in his hermitage, oblivious to everything but his own particular business there. (32)
Morality and Ethics Quotes
I am a man who, from his youth upwards, has been filled with a profound conviction that the easiest way of life is the best. (1)
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