Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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.)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    It is true I swim in a perpetual sea of sex but the actual excursions are fairly limited.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. letter, Feb. 1, 1932. Letters to Anaïs Nin, pt. 1 (1965).)
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