donderdag 30 augustus 2012

Sea quotes

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.


The loneliness you get by the sea
is personal and alive.
It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject.
It's a simulating loneliness.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The three great elemental sounds in nature
are the sound of rain,
the sound of wind in a primeval wood,
and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

Henry Beston

The sea does not reward those
who are too anxious, too greedy,
or too impatient.
One should lie empty, open,
choiceless as a beach —
waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Every time we walk along a beach,
some ancient urge disturbs us so
that we find ourselves shedding shoes
and garments or scavenging among seaweed
and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.

Loren Eisley

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.

E.E. Cummings

The cure for anything is
salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.

Isak Dinesen

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach.
How gladly does the spirit leap forth,
and suddenly enlarge its sense of Being
to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep!

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Why to we love the sea?
It is because it has some potent power
to make us think things we like to think.

Robert Henri

Sit in reverie
and watch the changing color of the waves
that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sea,
once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Cousteau

In every curving beach, in every grain of sand,
there is the story of the earth.

Rachel Carson

Live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air.


I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because, in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea.

And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.

John F. Kennedy

It Is Born
Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.

Pablo Neruda