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Quotations About / On: OCEAN

  • 1.
    The Atlantic Ocean was something then.
    (John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Lou (Burt Lancaster), Atlantic City (1981).)
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  • 2.
    Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
    (Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish poet, essayist, playwright. The Traveller, l. 284 (1764).)
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  • 3.
    We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
    (Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. "Carriers of Christ's Love," A Gift for God (1975).)
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  • 4.
    Poetry is an ocean of imagination, where we fill its ships with moments of inspiration.
    (Zubair Ali)
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  • 5.
    He who constantly swims in the ocean loves dry land.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, September 16, 1891, to E.M. Shavrova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 273, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 6.
    It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world—it's the American way of looking at things.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Letter to Lafayette," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
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  • 7.
    American public opinion is like an ocean—it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, October 11, 1966, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania.)
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  • 8.
    The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 9.
    Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Dec. 2, 1908. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).)
  • 10.
    But the ocean was the grand fact there, which made us forget both bayberries and men.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 103, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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