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.)
Not being a K.N. [Know-Nothing] I am left as a sort of waif on the political sea with symptoms of a mild sort towards Black Republicanism.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, p. 497, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Guy M. Bryan (April 16, 1856).
Bryan, a proslavery Democrat, was an old college chum.)
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.)