American novelist, short story writer, poet, best known for Moby Dick
"Go to the meat market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live
bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds. Does not that sight
take the tooth out of the cannibal's jaw? Cannibals? who is not a cannibal?
I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean
missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable
for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgement, than for theee,
civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and
feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras."
~ From "The Whale as a Dish," Moby Dick.
[Our thanks goes to Kimberly Saxon for submitting the above quotation.]