Long usage [of his lance] had, for this Stubb, converted the jaws of death into an easy chair. What he thought of death itself, there is no telling. Whether he thought of it at all, might be a question...

Melville, Herman. "Chapter 27 Knights and Squires." Moby-Dick. Ed. Charles Child Walcutt. 1967 ed. New York: Bantam, 2003. 670. Print.