Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 31.
    How holy people look when they are sea-sick!
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. "Written Sketches," Notebooks (1912).)
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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required.
    (Prince Andrew (b. 1960), British Duke of York. Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 7, 1988).)
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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).)
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