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Narcissus -- as in: Greek Mythology
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Moby Dick
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  • And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned.

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  • like Narcissus gazing in a pool
  • Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.
    W. H. Auden

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