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Posted January 14, 2009 at 5:33 AM via web

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Need specific quote (paraphrased) "half-lived life." Can anyone tell me the whole quote or reference it in the book so I can find it?

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megdc | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 14, 2009 at 7:15 AM (Answer #1)

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"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 known life."

--Moby-Dick, Chapter 58

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