Quotations About / On: OCEAN

  • 21.
    Thinking on Him becomes my watery gate to sleep through which I leave body waves for His soul's ocean deeps
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 22.
    When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean—that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two—that's science.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, pp. 95-96, "Nauka" (1980).)
  • 23.
    What doubts, what hypotheses, what labyrinths of amusement, what fields of disputation, what an ocean of false learning, may be avoided by that single notion of immaterialism!
    (George Berkeley (1685-1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Hylas, in "Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous," dial. 3, p. 262, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).)
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  • 24.
    Everything that ever walked or crawled on the face of the earth, swum the depths of the ocean or soared through the skies left its imprint here.
    (Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar), Tarantula, Looking out at the desert. (1955).)
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  • 25.
    Do not rely too much on isolation.... Oceans are not as wide as they used to be.
    (Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Litvinov (Oscar Homolka), Mission to Moscow, speaking of American isolationism (1943). Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.)
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  • 26.
    Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1819).)
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  • 27.
    It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world—it's the American way of looking at things.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Letter to Lafayette," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
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  • 28.
    The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions.
    (Italo Calvino (1923-1985), Italian author, critic. lecture, delivered in Turin, Nov. 1969. "Cybernetics and Ghosts," published in The Literature Machine (1987).)
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  • 29.
    He winged away on a wildgoup's chase across the kathartic ocean and made synthetic ink and sensitive paper for his own end out of his wit's waste.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part I, section vi, Penguin (1976). Of the artist in exile.)
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  • 30.
    On the whole, we were glad of the storm, which would show us the ocean in its angriest mood.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 40, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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