Wednesdays Quote


Wednesdays Quote
For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half-lived life.

from Moby Dick Herman Melville (1819-1891) American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. Herman Melville is best known for Moby Dick, his tale of a literal and a heroic journey.


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  1. I wasn’t sure what insular was, I atually was thinking insulated but now I’m think when I looked it up Wikipedia I think this is what he may have been thinking the island reference. There are several different definitions. Insular Insular – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Insular may also refer to: Adjective describing an island. Insular, the term used for Criollo people in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. … – Cached – Similal

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