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the ocean Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about the ocean
  1. #1
    “As a world that has no well, Darkly bright in forest dell;
    As a world without the gleam Of the downward-going stream;
    As a world without the glance Of the ocean’s fair expanse;
    As a world where never rain Glittered on the sunny plain;
    —Such, my heart, thy world would be, If no love did flow in thee.”
  2. #2
    “They were watching, out there past men’s knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.”
  3. #3
    ″... I can hardly believe my eyes. Who would have ever imagined, under this terrestrial crust, an ocean with ebbing and flowing tides, with winds and storms?”
  4. #4
    “The kindest words my father said to me
    Women like you drown oceans.”
  5. #5
    “I started early, took my dog,
    And visited the sea;
    The mermaids in the basement
    Came out to look at me”
  6. #6
    “Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
  7. #7
    “I will sleep no more but arise, You oceans that have been calm within me! how I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms.”
  1. #8
    “The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.”
  2. #9
    “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
  3. #10
    [I]t is evidently a gigantic narwhal, and an electric one.
  4. #11
    “And the voice of the reef seemed pitched for his ears alone; it seemed to say: ‘You cheated me once, Mafatu, but someday, someday I will claim you!”
  5. #12
    “The ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together.”
  6. #13
    “I took solace in knowing that something better waited for me on the other side, something as pure and deep as the ocean itself.”
  7. #14
    “The sea does not like to be restrained. ”
  1. #15
    There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
  2. #16
    “Oh, how I wish I were tall enough to go on the sea,” said the fir-tree.
  3. #17
    “Seaward, ho! Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head.”
  4. #18
    The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the `Living Infinite,′ as one of your poets has said.
  5. #19
    The sound of the distant breakers made her heart ache with melancholy. She was in the mood when the sea has a saddening effect upon the nerves. It is only when we are very happy, that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony, to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.
  6. #20
    He always thought of the sea as ‘la mar’ which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as ‘el mar’ which is masculine.They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought
  7. #21
    “We watched the sea move around. It was dead, but colorful.
    It was blue when the sun hit it one way, and purple when the sun hit it another way, and sometimes yellow or green. We had on suits so we wouldn’t smell it.”