Quotations About / On:
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).)
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.)
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).)
How holy people look when they are sea-sick!
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. "Written Sketches," Notebooks (1912).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
(Harold MacMillan (1894-1986), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Quoted in Anthony Sampson, The New Anatomy of Britain, ch. 37 (1971).)