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Quotations About / On: SEA

  • 1.
    Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
    (Hermann Broch (1886-1951), Austrian novelist. The Spell, foreword (1976, trans. 1987).)
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  • 2.
    The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in Gusev, Works, vol., "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 3.
    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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  • 4.
    We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
    (Humphrey, Sir Gilbert (c.1537-1583), British soldier, navigator, explorer. Quoted in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol. 3, Richard Hakluyt (1600). said during a storm on his last, fatal voyage back from Newfoundland, Sept. 1583.)
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  • 5.
    To retire to the monastery, or the woods, or the sea, is to escape from the sharp suggestions that spur on ambition.
    (Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 6 (1902).)
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  • 6.
    It's honest, the sea. It makes you face things honestly, doesn't it?
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Capt. Gregg, while they are working on their book (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 7.
    There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Lord Jim, ch. 2 (1900).)
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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    Virtues lose themselves in self-interest, as rivers in the sea.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 172 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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