Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    How holy people look when they are sea-sick!
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. "Written Sketches," Notebooks (1912).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 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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