Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 21.
    A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. Letter to Oskar Pollak, January 27, 1904. Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors, trans. by Richard and Clara Winston, New York, Schocken Books (1977).)
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  • 22.
    But it takes a lot of money to live freely by the sea.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 23.
    Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle.
    (W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. The Wanderer (l. 1). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.)
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  • 24.
    Unfathomable mind, now beacon, now sea.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 145, Grove Press (1970).)
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  • 25.
    How holy people look when they are sea-sick!
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. "Written Sketches," Notebooks (1912).)
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  • 26.
    They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. The Advancement of Learning, bk. 2, ch. 7, sct. 5 (1605).)
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  • 27.
    When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, March 18, 1776 (1791).)
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  • 28.
    The god Janus never had two more decidedly different faces than your sea captain.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Etchings of a Whaling Cruise" (1847), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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  • 29.
    It is a fruitful island of the sea-world, a great Ithaca, there parched and stony and here trodden by flocks and curly- headed bulls and heavy with thick-set grain.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, preface (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 30.
    I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish writer. Don Quixote, in Don Quixote, pt. 1, ch. 23, trans. by P. Motteux (1605).)
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