Quotations About / On:
Can only the wind harmlessly surf the grass seas?
Rain at sea... redundancy
Crosswinds quilt the Connecticut River ever so slightly but still the waters flow to the sea.
The sea mirror was framed by lobster traps..until she rose and smashed them
In the sea, each sweet sponge, a zillion strong, singing his own lovesong
Even the river of denial will eventually run into the sea of reality.
We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
(Humphrey, Sir Gilbert (c.1537-1583), British soldier, navigator, explorer. Quoted in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol. 3, Richard Hakluyt (1600).
said during a storm on his last, fatal voyage back from Newfoundland, Sept. 1583.)
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Lord Jim, ch. 2 (1900).)
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in Gusev, Works, vol., "Nauka" (1976).)
Virtues lose themselves in self-interest, as rivers in the sea.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 172 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)