Quotations About / On: OCEAN
He who constantly swims in the ocean loves dry land.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, September 16, 1891, to E.M. Shavrova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 273, "Nauka" (1976).)
American public opinion is like an oceanit cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, October 11, 1966, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania.)
The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Dec. 2, 1908. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).)
The Atlantic Ocean was something then.
(John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Lou (Burt Lancaster), Atlantic City (1981).)
The wild and wasteful ocean.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 1, l. 14.)
But the ocean was the grand fact there, which made us forget both bayberries and men.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 103, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
(Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish poet, essayist, playwright. The Traveller, l. 284 (1764).)
If fishes were wishes the ocean would be all of our desire.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1922). "Didn't Nelly and Lilly Love You," As Fine As Melanctha, Yale University Press (1954).)
There was nothing but that savage ocean between us and Europe.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 57, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)