Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 31.
    To retire to the monastery, or the woods, or the sea, is to escape from the sharp suggestions that spur on ambition.
    (Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 6 (1902).)
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  • 32.
    It's honest, the sea. It makes you face things honestly, doesn't it?
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Capt. Gregg, while they are working on their book (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 33.
    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).)
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  • 34.
    It's honest, the sea. It makes you face things honestly, doesn't it?
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Capt. Gregg, while they are working on their book. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 35.
    If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
    (Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.)
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  • 36.
    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).)
  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Notes on an Elizabethan Play," The Common Reader, First Series (1925). On the merits of Elizabethan drama.)
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  • 39.
    The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 27.)
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  • 40.
    The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, October 20, 1820.)
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