|"What the White Whale was to Ahab, has been hinted. What, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid. Aside from those more obvious considerations touching Moby Dick, which could not but occasionally awaken in any man's soul some alarm, there was another thought, or rather vague, nameless horror concerning him, which at times by its intensity completely overpowered all the rest. It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me."
"Moby Dick" - Chapter 42 - "The Whiteness of the Whale"