"Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and
most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land;
and do you not find a strange analogy to something in
yourself? 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."
-Herman Melville, Moby Dick