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"Let's hear another suggestion besides 'Moby Dick.'"
"You'll never believe who's here."
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"One day, I will catch the koi fish that nibbled my left leg."
"Oh, c'mon. I wasn't that terrible!"
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"Have you tried looking in the ocean?"
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"Have ye seen a whale that matches this swatch?"
Moby Dick the Demi Moore Version
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"I feel like I have a book in me."
Captain Ahab sitting under the head of a whale that has been painted white
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'The good news is you're not paranoid, the bad news is this Ahab fellow really does seem to be after you.'
"I just love this book!"
"Aye, 'tis the elusive Moby Dick!"
'It's Mooby Dick'
Scene from an early draft of Moby Dick
Captain Ahab selects a white lobster.
'Oooh, I see we have a celebrity among us tonight.'
"Step right up and save a baby whale's life."
Captain Ahab As A Boy
Cap'n Rehab - 'I need to get over my obssession with chasing the white whale...'
'Fyodor Dostoevsky sends weeks describing Alexy Karamazov's quest for a white whale, and then discards the entire chapter."
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"Herman Melville would have loved this"
"What's that about? Someone said you have a name."
The F,B,I's high-budget witness protection program-issued disguises,
'Once a giant white whale took away your leg? Pah, that's nothing! Once a seagull come down on me like a bolt from the blue and WHOOOSH!- there goes my fish sandwich!'