The Elders Speak:
About The Sea
All streams flow to the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place where streams come from, there they return again.
King Solomon, The Bible
It is the sea that whitens the roof.
The sea drifts through the winter air.
It is the sea that the north wind makes.
The sea is in the falling snow.
Wallace Stevens, The Man With the Blue Guitar
The sea is feline. It licks your feet.
Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr,The Professor at the Breakfast-Table
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
Vincent Van Gogh, Letters
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began.
William Hazlitt, Common Places
For all at last return to the sea -- to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing stream of time, the beginning and the end.
Hachel Carson, The Sea Around Us
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