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: What do you know about whaling? Ishmael
: Nothing, sir. But I want to see what whaling is. I want to see the world. Capt. Peleg
: Can't you see the world from where you stand, young man? You want to see what whaling is, do you? Are you man enough to pitch a harpoon down a live whale's throat and jump after it? Ishmael
: Well, I am, sir, if it be absolutely indispensible that I do so. Capt. Peleg
: I'll tell you this: There's death in this business, young man.