Epic Quote on Strength and Beauty from Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything impossibly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic. Take away the tied tendons that all over seem bursting from the marble in the carved Hercules, and its charms would be gone. As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheets from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch. When Angelo paints even God the Father in human form, mark what robustness is there.”

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

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