500 Sea Quotes

Looking for the best sea quotes? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 500 quotes for you.

We have a collection of different quotes related to water (e.g. beach quotes). Please, don’t forget to check out these river quotes.

Sea Quotes

1. “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

2. “The sea does not like to be restrained. ” – Rick Riordan

3. “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.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

4. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James

5. “The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” – Vincent van Gogh

7. “I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.” – Winston Churchill

8. “His eyes were the same colour as the sea in a postcard someone sends you when they love you, but not enough to stay.” – Warsan Shire

9. “The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.” – James Joyce

10. “How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.” – Ruta Sepetys

11. “Your daughter, your sister. She is salt to the sea.” – Ruta Sepetys

12. “Grey rocks, and greyer sea, And surf along the shore — And in my heart a name My lips shall speak no more.” – Charles G.D. Roberts

13. “There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.” – Khalil Gibran

14. “There comes a time in a man’s life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately.” – Dave Barry

15. “The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes

16. “I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave.” – Mary Shelley

17. “In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.” – Rolf Edberg

18. “But the sea which no one tends is also a garden.” – William Carlos Williams

19. “There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.” – Herman Melville

20. “I know about me. I am the moons sister, a tidal child stranded on land. The sea always in my ear, a surf of eternal discontent in my blood.” – Keri Hulme

21. “Now the night’s breath responds to the sea, which I can scarcely hear from here, as it reminisces about its shipwrecks.” – Joe Bousquet

22. “You can’t believe how bleeding scary the sea is! There’s, like, whales and storms and shit! They don’t bloody tell you that!” – Libba Bray

23. “Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.” – A.D. Posey

24. “Oceans are vast and almost bottomless. You dance in the rain Elizabeth. You drown in the sea.” – Jennifer Rush

25. “Then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago.” – Herman Melville

26. “When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.” – Paulo Coelho

27. “They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.” – Francis Bacon

28. “So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” – Virginia Woolf

29. “I whisper like the sea in the horse’s ear.” – Maggie Stiefvater

30. “There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.” – Peter Benchley

31. “The sea, the majestic sea, breaks everything, crushes everything, cleans everything, takes everything from me.” – Corinne Bailey Rae

32. “Self is a sea boundless and measureless.” – Kahlil Gibran

33. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

34. “Any person who, with all the sincerity of heart, is in search for God, on land or in the sea, is worthy of respect.” – Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi

35. “My brother William is a fisherman, and he tells me that when he is in the middle of a fogbound sea the water is a color for which there is no name.” – Patricia MacLachlan

36. “With this idea, being a man with long experience of the sea (and they certainly have a great advantage over other men in any sort of task).” – GarciLaso De la Vega

37. “As we got closer to Montauk, she seemed to grow younger, years of worry and work disappearing from her face. Her eyes turned the color of the sea.” – Rick Riordan

38. “The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the night wrapped them; nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices in to its whiteness.” – Virginia Woolf

39. “The sea Something to look at When we are angry.” – Reiko Chiba

40. “If the private life of the sea could ever be transposed onto paper, it would talk not about rivers or rain or glaciers or of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, but of the millions of encounters its waters have shared with creatures of another nature.” – Federico Chini

41. “Silence fell like a hammer made of feathers. It left holes in the shape of the sound of the sea.” – Terry Pratchett

42. “If you are a sea level adapted human, then your health is at risk by working at the biologically toxic Mauna Kea Observatories.” – Steven Magee

43. “Home was a ship that was at the bottom of the sea, where my mother’s bones lay sleeping.” – Adrienne Young

44. “The sea tells you everything will be fine. The mountains tell you it doesn’t matter anyway.” – Adeel Ahmed Khan

45. “A greedy man can never learn the language of the sea.” – Gillian McClure

46. “Just as a boat in the sea may face calm as well as turbulent waters, in the same way we all face calm as well as difficult situations in life.” – Avijeet Das

47. “Be always like the sea, than breaking up against cliffs it finds always the force to try again.” – Jim Morrison

48. “I prefer lakes, streams, and ponds to the sea. My people left the oceans for a reason and have since preferred their salt from shakers rather than brine.” – Thomm Quackenbush

49. “Day vivified the city, and we found a rogue path through the dunes down to the beach, the foam edge of teal sea. The whole sky celestial sapphire.” – Aspen Matis

50. “The sea is where you go to reminisce when you are far away from home.” – Hiro Arikawa

51. “Everything else than sea is a torment to a fish.” – Rumi

52. “Most high altitude workers experienced fatigue after descending to sea level at the end of the work day. No one appeared to know what it was and I now call it ‘Descent Fatigue’.” – Steven Magee

53. “Working at high altitudes is known to aggravate underlying health issues in sea level adapted humans.” – Steven Magee

54. “I was thinking today of my greatest happiness, a walk along a cliff by the sea, and you at the end of it.” – Virginia Woolf

55. “Sea level adapted humans that are routinely exposed to high altitudes do not age well.” – Steven Magee

56. “To walk by the sea and carry the sound inside, is to impregnate yourself with a hilarious delight.” – Jayita Bhattacharjee

57. “It is foolish to teach calmness to the sea, because for a calm sea, you should teach calmness to the wind, not to the sea!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

58. “In a sea of a thousand mines, the crew of the Lifemaker had to be lucky a thousand times, but in that same sea, the Regime only had to be lucky once.” – Dean F. Wilson

59. “And just like the madness of a man who, not knowing how to sail, might take to the sea with no one to pilot him, is the madness of a creature who enters upon religious life without God’s will to guide her.” – Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

60. “We dream in colors borrowed from the seaside.” – Jordan Hoechlin

61. “On any sea voyage, even one as mundane as a cross-channel car ferry, it is difficult to focus on your destination until you have lost sight of the land.” – Cathy Dobson

62. “Being by the sea is like a permanent baptism; the light and air hypnotizes, and your soul is washed by vastness.” – Iain Pears

63. “The sea is not a charity for helping stupid captains! On the contrary, the sea is a tough arena to punish the inadequate captains! And life is also a sea!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

64. “High altitude exposures are a hormone disrupter in sea level adapted humans.” – Steven Magee

65. “After a decade in high altitude astronomy, I concluded that astronomical observatories atop remote mountains are biologically harmful to sea level adapted humans.” – Steven Magee

66. “Free oxygen is available to all at sea level.” – Steven Magee

67. “The poor persons medical oxygen supply is at sea level.” – Steven Magee

68. “Libby’s been lecturing me, she claims seawater is the surest antidote for heartbreak. ‘It’s the salt. Makes up for all the crying.” – Marci Vogel

69. “After thoroughly researching very high altitude exposures to the sea level adapted human, I have concluded that it is a known biological toxin that may lead to extensive long term health issues.” – Steven Magee

70. “The love affair between a bird and a fish spells imminent death. Who dies depends on the wedding venue – sea or air.” – Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

71. “It is through sickening experiences that I concluded that high altitude astronomy is hazardous to sea level adapted workers.” – Steven Magee

72. “Be a beacon for the ones lost in the sea of emotions” – Meeran W. Malik

73. “Some are shy of going to the source For riches begin in the sea.” – Friedrich Hölderlin

74. “The sea loves to visit the shores; we love to visit the sea! We want things we don’t have! Men want eagle wings; eagles want human feet!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

75. “Working at very high altitudes may induce illness and disease into sea level adapted humans.” – Steven Magee

76. “High altitude astronomy is a biologically abusive environment for the sea level adapted human.” – Steven Magee

77. “They were beautiful shells, as white as the surf in the sea. When you held one up to your ear you could hear the sound of your best friend talking to you, even if she was a thousand miles away.” – Alice Hoffman

78. “How beautiful it is to swim in the tank!” He said after a while. “The water is so serene. And yet, when one thinks of it, the sea is no less impressive, when a thousand billows beat against the earth and still do it no injury.” – Mukta Singh-Zocchi

79. “Very high altitude exposure is a significant risk to a fetus or developing child of sea level adapted humans.” – Steven Magee

80. “Our great seas and oceans sure do offer a voyage of a lifetime for those willing to dive in.” – Rajesh

81. “I advise sea level adapted people not to take jobs atop high altitude mountains.” – Steven Magee

82. “The more that I research very high altitude astronomy, the more I feel the need to advise sea level adapted people to avoid it for health and safety reasons.” – Steven Magee

83. “Heaven is boundless, and the sea is beneath you.” – Rich Shapero

84. “The very high altitude Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) are unsafe for sea level adapted humans to work in. They always have been hazardous to health and always will be.” – Steven Magee

85. “Abnormally irradiated air may eventually be proven to present long term toxicity to the sea level adapted human.” – Steven Magee

86. “The air at very high altitude is different from the air at sea level that the sea level adapted human is accustomed to breathing.” – Steven Magee

87. “Beneath the foggy sky the glowing sea is hazy, the soft light of a scarf over a lamp.” – Melissa Barbeau

88. “The moon’s reflection bored into the flat water like a hole into the sea, like the ice well where Tert Card’s father’s hairy devil washed his pots and pans.” – Annie Proulx

89. “People come and people go. The boats are assembled in a row. When will I be a boat out in the Sea? When will I see the unseen.” – Suyasha Subedi

90. “One does not have to see the sea to know that monsters live there.” – Katie Cross

91. “It is the kind of glassy night when sound travels miles across the surface of the sea; the air a crystal wineglass, susceptible to the slightest flick of a fingertip.” – Melissa Barbeau

92. “If the sea could speak, he thought blindly, it would be screaming at him.” – Rehan Khan

93. “She wants to tell the fish the colour of the sea today. About the sun pennies on the bay, and she would not make them seem like worthless currency, but treasure just out of reach.” – Melissa Barbeau

94. “It’s emphasis of the same, a nemesis with my name, scheme created impressions of a mind game for everyone who over-seas. What a shame for those who haven’t figured it out.” – Jose R. Coronado

95. “The flowing sea of love does not stop, but it throws out all irrelevant and goes to its purpose.” – Ehsan Sehgal

96. “The fog tore apart, light charged the sea like blue neon.” – Annie Proulx

97. “But there’s other things in the sea that’s a mortal danger, and they can never have names because they shift and prowl and vanish.” – Annie Proulx

98. “It is impossible, on a day like this, to tell sea from sky.” – Melissa Barbeau

99. “Only you could have won me away from the sea. I came back from the ends of the earth for you.” – George R.R. Martin

100. “The next morning the sea was calm again, the sun was shining, and the water was so blue and innocent a man might never know that under it my brother floated, dead with all his men.” – George R.R. Martin

101. “No living thing ever defeated Tain Hu in battle. Only the tide could fight her. Only the moon and the sea together could bring her down.” – Seth Dickinson

102. “Sea, I am like you, filled with broken voices.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

103. “Silence. A summer-night silence which lay for a thousand miles, which covered the earth like a white and shadowy sea.” – Ray Bradbury

104. “We all come from the sea and back to the sea we will go. The Mediterranean gave birth to the world.” – Anders Lustgarten

105. “The smell of leaves and wet black earth mingled with the sharp smell of the sea.” – Katherine Mansfield

106. “I’ll adore you, as a drowned person does the sea.” – Renée Vivien

107. “Maybe you are wandering on the shores, for what lies in the deep sea.” – Jayita Bhattacharjee

108. “You call me a mountain, and I call you the sea. I’ll stand tall and certain and watch you swallow me.” – Ingrid Michaelson

109. “They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all.” – D.H. Lawrence

110. “The sea beckoned to me, and all reality was lost-swept away in the entrancing song of the tide.” – Meredith T. Taylor

111. “And the sea has boundless patience.” – Craig Robertson

112. “Standing looking out to sea can be like standing at an altar. You wait in silence for some kind of benediction. If prayer could have a physical destination, this would be it.” – Jean Sprackland

113. “The romantic boy told her that her mother was like the oyster of the sea. Not because she carried the most beautiful shell, but because her daughter was a pearl.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

114. “The two lovers stood, hand in hand and close enough to feel their breath, overlooking, the calmness and harshness of the sea, a tenderness to its ferocity.” – Grace Curley

115. “The pair’s beauty reflected in the singing sea itself, entrancing the moon and the constellations. If only the mind was as beautiful as the body.” – Grace Curley

116. “If, any figure tries to defeat the sea, with its rain shower army. Indeed, that will lose even its character and name.” – Ehsan Sehgal

117. “Amnestic disorders are a known aspect of very high altitude exposures in the sea level adapted human.” – Steven Magee

118. “Don’t go mooning after the stars, when the wide sea is all around you. It’s a sky of its own, you know.” – Robin Hobb

119. “love like water, searching for the sea. Love like Time, searching for meaning. Love like all that was, and ever will be.” – Gregory David Roberts

120. “The sea, to be happy, like hearts, must be stirred.” – Will Advise

121. “The sea, he thought, had treasured its memories deeper than the faithless land.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

122. “Be alone with the sea for it is there you will find answers to questions you didn’t realize existed.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

123. “So great is the sea and so tiny are we.” – Andrus Kivirähk

124. “I broke my heart in two One half I slipped into your pocket The other half I brought with me Across the sea.” – Sabine Shah

125. “When life gives you happiness deficiency try adding Vitamin SEA to your travels, believe me it always works!” – Aakash Nand

126. “Currents of air and sea are vulnerable to my breathing. Metaphors of mountain ranges seem tiny compared to all I contain.” – Laurie Perez

127. “The sea is old and getting older but without noticeably ageing – water is always now.” – J.S. Watts

128. “The sea is in my blood as much as you are in my heart, and as much as god is in my soul.” – Anthony T. Hincks

129. “Leave the dark places in the sea for fools and explorers.” – Mira Grant

130. “Some eyes are as deep as the sea! And you only feel like drowning in them.” – Avijeet Das

131. “The serenity of the sea is only matched by her salty kiss.” – Anthony T.Hincks

132. “The modern human is drowning in an invisible sea of man made energy.” – Steven Magee

133. “The sea is my mistress, but you are my wife.” – Anthony T. Hincks

134. “I am drowning in an infinite sea.” – Rick Yancey

135. “Her voice sounds like it’s under the sea already, and when I look at her face, it’s full of bliss and waves.” – Caitriona Lally

136. “A sea of dead infected surrounded him like a pile of sandbags in a machinegun nest.” – Jason Medina

137. “For I say there is no other thing that is worse than the sea is for breaking a man, even though he may a very strong one.” – Homer

138. “She’s a tangled mess of wild- a forest nymph, a goddess child. She’s like the seductive sea – feral and fierce, calm and serene. She’s the starfish swimming in my soul, the woman child who keeps me sane, who keeps me whole.” – Melody Lee

139. “Savage and unpredictable, a woman, like the sea, takes what she wants and spits the remains back into the boiling cauldron of humanity.” – Virginia Alison

140. “We yearn to be fully immersed in the weightless world of our free spirit’s true home, where our playful natures return to us with each sweep of our fantails, and protocol is silenced by a far more joyful call of the sea.” – Margot Datz

141. “For me, the sea was a great comfort, Pilar. But it made my children restless. It exists now so we can call and wave from opposite shores.” – Cristina García

142. “Palm trees were fanned by a warm, light breeze, and they rolled down their windows to smell the sea.” – Jude Watson

143. “Merciful God!” sighed the General. “We’ve arrived.” And it was true. For there was the sea, and on the other side of the sea was the world.” – Gabriel García Márquez

144. “You could start now, and spend another forty years learning about the sea without running out of new things to know.” – Peter Benchley

145. “When the sea reaches the sky, then we shall all become one.” – Anthony T.Hincks

146. “And you can still see the sea!” She wanted to swim there, immediately- she had a childlike urge of excitement at the sight of water so clear the rocks at the foot of the cliffs looked like clumps of turquoise flowers growing on the seabed.” – Deborah Lawrenson

147. “I showed him the sea. It’s a great luxury, being able to see it from the balcony. When cities are bombed there are always ruins and corpses left. But you can drop an atomic bomb in the sea and ten minutes later it’s back as it was before. You can’t change the shape of water.” – Marguerite Duras

148. “Around them, sky and air wove the ancient song of the meeting place of earth and sea—wave-rush on the shore, gulls mewing and sobbing. No more bells, except a last dying peal from Fara.” – Harper Fox

149. “The sea was like another member of the household, a recalcitrant child at times, a soothing aunt at others. She crooned them awake; she crooned them to sleep. Everywhere, there was the smell of salt.” – Hala Alyan

150. “Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive And that’s what makes the calm sea alive.” – Munia Khan

151. “This is it. This is how I always saw heaven, always by the sea, always by night, always in the dark.” – Hannah Lillith Assadi

152. “And the sea trickling out of my eye as if I’d always carried it inside me, like a seashell waiting to be cupped to an ear.” – Cisneros Sandra

153. “You are the sick prince of my cerise innovations and in your drowning caresses I walk the sea.” – Frank O’Hara

154. “I don’t need the sea to drown in, your eyes are enough for me!” – Avijeet Das

155. “Sharks are the lions of the sea.They glamorize the oceanic glory.” – Munia Khan

156. “Far, far out on the open sea a platform of stone held firm against the tossing waves. At first sight, it appeared as nothing out of the ordinary, other than that it lay in the middle of nowhere.” – Unknown

157. “The colour of the sea and the sky Are both blue and yet distinct One depends on the other And, the other is by love inked.” – Neelam Saxena Chandra

158. “This was life on the surface of the sea. A calm, placid exterior that could soothe you into submission or swell up and kill you with no notice; beneath it always a dangerous world of life and death.” – Kenneth Eade

159. “The Sun, the Stars, the Seas with all other things were made by the Divine Being, God.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

160. “There is vast sea of all kind of creatures.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

161. “In a sea of human beings, it is difficult, at times even impossible, to see the human as being.” – Aysha Taryam

162. “Oceanic farness treasures tomorrow Mingled tears lost in the sea of sorrow Our immortal love will lead us a way When pale days remain cloudy and grey.” – Munia Khan

163. “Love has a timeframe all of its own and love never dies. It is eternal. There is no end. There is no rush. There is no hurrying it. It waits patiently. It waits because it knows that there is no end and that like the sea it comes and goes.” – Kate McGahan

164. “The sea is in your eyes. Your face is an eternal summer. Whoever told you otherwise is a fool!” – Malak El Halabi

165. “In the new quiet I heard the sea as if my ears were laid against the ocean floor. I could hear everything. The rumbling earthquake of a ship and spider crabs moving between weeds.” – Deborah Levy

166. “I used to see dolphins as cute, Smart and funny sea animals. I know now that they’re astute, Divine beings, clever mammals.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

167. “To be filled with the knowledge of God’s glory is to be as the water cover the sea.” – Sunday Adelaja

168. “Always know that at the end of any break up; there’s plenty of fish in the sea, Just go to the edge and catch another one; or dive in to swim with the beautiful one, and tie it to yourself forever.” – S.O’Sade

169. “The boat from India was a crowded place; all long sea voyages on boats feel crowded. When you are stuck at sea for weeks there is nowhere to escape from people.” – C.S. Woolley

170. “Love is like the sea. The waves of life, they ebb and flow; they come and go. Time sweeps us away from each other. Love always brings us back.” – Kate McGahan

171. “Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure.” – Herman Melville

172. “When you have swam in the sea a lake will no longer do; everyone else has been a pond but the ocean was always you.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

173. “Sometimes there is no time to wait for the sea to calm down! If you have to reach your target, let your voyage start and let the storm be your path!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

174. “I am helpless as the sea at the end of her string. I am restless. Restless and useless. I, too, create corpses.” – Sylvia Plath

175. “It is a sea of blood. We come from the sea, Tim; our blood is salt, and strange tides ebb and flow within us all.” – Neil Gaiman

176. “Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, they rise, they break, and to that sea return.” – Alexander Pope

177. “Listen to the sea… it sounds like a coffin being dragged over broken glass.” – Caroline B. Cooney

178. “The sea can smack the rocks like a hand smacking a cheek. It can hiss or gurgle or even kiss. But when it wants, it can go quiet. ‘And then’, said Anya Rothrock, ‘you can hear the voices of the drowned’.” – Caroline B. Cooney

179. “As a sea level adapted human, I am more fearful about the radiation levels on top of high altitude mountains, mile high modern cities and inside jet aircraft than from nuclear reactors and bombs, as that is where I get the most radiation exposures in the modern world.” – Steven Magee

180. “I regard taking healthy sea level adapted children to the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea as a form of child abuse.” – Steven Magee

181. “The toxicity of medical and industrial gas to the human depends on where it is used. A gas that is regarded as safe in a well ventilated environment at sea level may be a toxic gas in an indoor environment at high altitude.” – Steven Magee

182. “A scientist said once that if the ocean were as clear as the sky, if we could see everything in it, no one would ever go in the sea.” – Cassandra Clare

183. “Sometimes, the waves grow hushed, but the sea is always there, touching, caressing, eating the earth.” – Keri Hulme

184. “The sea, like a crinkled chart, spread to the horizon, and lapped the sharp outline of the coast, while the houses were white shells in a rounded grotto, pricked here and there by a great orange sun.” – Daphne du Maurier

185. “To me sometimes a mute sky is more expressive than the roaring sea” – Munia Khan

186. “A fight is like the perfect storm. It is risky and dangerous. But, as the African proverb goes, Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. Fights are often learning opportunities – if we’re willing to dig deep enough past our own egos.” – Lauren Klarfeld

187. “Life is like the sea. Its tides and currents sometimes take a man to distant shores that he never dreamed existed” – Jocelyn Murray

188. “When a person is loved, they are granted the strength of all seas.” – Simon Van Booy

189. “When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

190. “The sea is a lonely and hostile place, Captain,’ Jansen said coldly. ‘It is always best not to make enemies of those who might be your friends. You never know when your ships may cross.” – Jocelyn Murray

191. “I try to think of metaphors that suit him best, but he was made of the sea and the stars and the sun, and one wouldn’t do him justice.” – Zorgie Adriana Sanchez

192. “Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky.” – Oksana Rus

193. “Under the sea the old fish eat the young fish.” – George R.R. Martin

194. “Flight of my mind rises beneath the seagull’s wings, then ocean is my motherland I feel.” – Munia Khan

195. “I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel.” – Bill Bryson

196. “A flock of small birds took off from the wall of the fort. They moved like a length of dark silk caught by the breeze as they headed out to sea. Behind them, the sky was the colour of forget-me-nots. The sun blazed.” – Sara Sheridan

197. “There is no place like the beach… where the land meets the sea and the sea meats the sky.” – Umair Siddiqui

198. “In my heaven sweet melodies of the skies ripple pool of the sea playing sweet song to me, sharing tales of the past, blending with mine as mirage, painting new. I breathe in, am in love and alive.” – Oksana Rus

199. “No matter how great the love, the pain, the sadness, the power of a heart, no one can recreate the sea. Nowhere else.” – Ondjaki

200. “When you swim, be a part of the sea; when you walk, be a part of the road! Integrate with the universe! See it not as a distinct entity, but as your own continuation, as your own self!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

201. “It was a symposium of horror and heroism, the like of which has not been known in the civilized world since man established his dominion over the sea.” – The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

202. “It isn’t always the treasure that drives men down deep into the sea; it’s something else, something unexplainable, even to them.” – Jennifer Arnett

203. “And slowly, infinitely slowly, he began to trust. Not the sea, from from it; no one should make that mistake!” – Nina George

204. “With lack of sleep and too much understanding I grow a little crazy, I think, like all men at sea who live too close to each other and too close thereby to all that is monstrous under the sun and moon.” – William Golding

205. “Every sea to scare the sailor, I have sailed.” – Patrick Stump

206. “The sea, perhaps because of its saltiness, roughens the outside but keeps sweet the kernel of its servants’ soul.” – Joseph Conrad

207. “I cannot tarry longer.The sea that calls all things unto her calls me” – Kahlil Gibran

208. “All that I desire in life are three…A wilderness: A beach on the sun-drenched sea, A puff of opium, And thee.” – Roman Payne

209. “Indigo, the deep blue contains an abundance of sapphires shining their light through the density, awakening and stirring our consciousness. In the daylight the sea will change, but for now it remains mysterious, obtainable through our imagination.” – Jennifer Lynch

210. “The meeting of the two lonely souls is the meeting of the dark sea with the moonlight.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

211. “There had only ever been two roads home: there was the long road and there was the sea road, and tonight I would take the sea road.” – Clara Winter

212. “Then very faintly, he heard above his head the low familiar murmur of the sea outside. At once the comfortable noise made him cheerful, and he even remembered what they were supposed to be.” – Susan Cooper

213. “Oh, god, I live in sea of shallow people. I hope someday find who really deeper than every book i read it.” – Unknown

214. “Landing on the shores of normalcy is wonderful, especially after being tossed around in the sea of sickness.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

215. “Let the sea breeze blow your hair, let the sunset bring tranquility to your heart, let the distant places you travel allow you to explore yourself.” – Somya Kedia

216. “I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.” – Charlotte Eriksson

217. “They’re dangerous as all gifts from the sea are; the sea offers death as well as immortality.” – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

218. “The sea in all its vastness is its own, real world. Man is nature’s sci-fi.” – Criss Jami

219. “How flat all sounds are at the seaside, flat and yet emphatic, like the sound of gunshots heard at a distance.” – John Banville

220. “It is usual that little streams put their mouths into big rivers. Most rivers can also be traced to the big sea. The fact that you start with a small choice does not mean you will be on that narrow road forever.” – Israelmore Ayivor

221. “Whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” – Herman Melville

222. “Seasickness in itself is not contagious, but I’m pretty sure that puking is extremely contagious.” – Ray Palla

223. “The dark clouds make the black sea.” – Charles de Leusse

224. “The sea, the sea… Man alone, passive, unaware in his elemental sadness.” – Scott Hastie

225. “My aspiration to spend time at sea as requisite literary training died long ago, as a teenager, on a white-knuckled ferry ride to Elba during a torrential rainstorm.” – Rachel Kushner

226. “She loved the sea. She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free as well.” – George R.R. Martin

227. “Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise.” – Anthony Liccione

228. “It’s one of the things I love about the sea, the way you can see weather afar. It’s like looking at the future.” – Carol Birch

229. “Peace is not found in the sea. It is found when I dream of eternity.” – Craig Froman

230. “You can never be lost when you learn to get lost into the blue of the sea.” – Munia Khan

231. “Never seen the sea! How could anyone not have seen the sea? Surely the sea must somehow belong to the happiness of every child.” – Iris Murdoch

232. “And the sound of the sea, like the wild-animal breath of the world itself, frightened them as it gasped and died at their feet.” – Leonardo Sciascia

233. “Remember you always have the option of taking to the sea.” – Mallory Ortberg

234. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don’t let yourself indulge in vain wishes.” – Laurence Peter

235. “If I stay close to the sea, I will go on well.” – Charlotte Eriksson

236. “A pebble thrown in a pool may ripple from end to end,but tossed into the sea,it is swallowed by enormity.” – Craig Froman

237. “The choice lay out for me. Stay on land or plunge into the icy depths of the sea.I always chose the sea.” – Katherine McIntyre

238. “In a sea of trouble your thoughts are your lifeboat.” – Bryant McGill

239. “The sea reminds me of my finiteness, limitations, minuteness and powerlessness, because the sea is none of these.” – Michael C. Christen

240. “In a sea of strangers, you’ve longed to know me. Your life spent sailing to my shores.” – Lang Leav

241. “We of the sea come to know each other quickly; our loves, like our hates, are born of sudden dangers.” – Lew Wallace

242. “Yes, it is remarkable how far a person can travel by sea.” – S.L. Whyte

243. “Surely the Gods did not bring me safe through fire and sea only to kill me with a flux.” – George R.R. Martin

244. “The sea was surging among the pilings like the blithe mindless forces of dissolution.” – Ross Macdonald

245. “What was it Isak Dinesen had said about salt as a cure? Tears, sweat, or the sea. She could use a cure.” – Nina Post

246. “The man’s emotions flowed back and forth like waves of the sea.” – Marc Cameron

247. “The sea is very beautiful and gives us many things, but it must be understood and respected, or it will slap you.” – J.Z. Colby

248. “Had I told the sea What I felt for you, It would have left its shores, Its shells, Its fish, And followed me.” – Nizar Qabbani

249. “I have to find a place to hide An island in the sea Surrounded by a racing tide Where I can live with me” – Laurie Matthew

250. “The Thames Shouldered its way past Blackfriars Bridge, impatient with the ancient piers, no longer the passive stream that slid past Chelsea Marina, but a rush of ugly water that had scented the open sea and was ready to make a run for it.” – J.G. Ballard

251. “The foolishness of chasing the moon ached my heart. I was stuck between the moon and the shore and surrounded by an empty sea.” – Kevin James Moore

252. “When I got up this morning the sea was full of sun pennies – and now it all seems to be covered in lemon scrim. Writers ought to live far inland or next to the city dump, if they are ever to get any work one. Or perhaps they need to be stronger-minded than I am.” – Mary Ann Shaffer

253. “A great sea fog is not homogenous–its density varies: it is honeycombed with streets, it has its caves of clear air, its cliffs of solid vapour, all shifting and changing place with the subtlety of legerdemain.” – Henry de Vere Stacpoole

254. “Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

255. “The dangers of the sea should always take precedence over the violence of the enemy.” – Ben Bryant

256. “Don’t let someone keep putting out the flame God keeps re-lighting, we all have a purpose. As a wing to a bird. As wind that goes the destiny over the sea.” – Anthony Liccione

257. “Springtime blooms the starry tree Bearing fruit the mariners see. High by night and low by dawn The silver apple guides us home.” – F.T. McKinstry

258. “I had fought on behalf of man against the sea, but I realised that it had become more urgent to fight on behalf of the sea against men.” – Alain Bombard

259. “You have to understand the sea, he said, to listen to her, to look out for her moods, to get to know her and respect her and love her. Only then can you build boats that feel at home on the sea.” – Michael Morpurgo

260. “I was afraid of the sea when I was a girl. Someone said it went on forever and that frightened me. I wondered why my parents had chosen to live at the beginning and the end of the world.” – Simon Van Booy

261. “The calming sea reaches out to me. Inviting me to its pure serenity.” – Elizabeth E. Castillo

262. “And yet I have known the sea too long to believe in its respect for decency. An elemental force is ruthlessly frank.” – Joseph Conrad

263. “If they will only hold their hands until the season is over, he promises them a royal carnival, when all grudges can he settled and the survivors may toss the non-survivors overboard and arrange a story as to how the missing men were lost at sea.” – Jack London

264. “In the beginning was the sea, and the sea was the world.” – Chika Onyenezi

265. “The forces of the sea give rise to imagination, which reflects them according to the nature and disposition of the perceiver. The sea itself is undifferentiated and without bias.” – F.T. McKinstry

266. “I miss my brother like the sea would miss salt if that were taken away.” – Emma Cameron

267. “I preferred to look at the sea, which said nothing and never made you feel alone.” – Paula McLain

268. “i was ok in the sea put me back.” – Steve Roggenbuck

269. “Hence, in a season of calm weather Though inland far we be, Our souls have sight of that immortal sea.” – William Wordsworth

270. “For the land, the sea is beautiful; for the sea, the land is beautiful!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

271. “… we went to watch the waves that bitter day and the wind took your red cap and mittens – blew them into the sea…” – John Geddes

272. “Count the times. The number of times you have seen the silence of another world seep though a crack. The number of times you have heard the sea trying to escape from the blue painted wall.” – Jay Woodman

273. “For the bored souls, sometimes sea is the best answer!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

274. “That night, the sea had invaded the land.” – Lexie Conyngham

275. “She reminded me of the sea; the way she came dancing towards you, wild and beautiful, and just when she was almost close enough to touch she’d rush away again.” – Glenda Millard

276. “The sea stood up before him, foaming, torn by lightning bolts, opening terrifying mouths that gobbled up the dense, hard black rains unleashed by the sky like hate.” – Jean-François Beauchemin

277. “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch-we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

278. “The tradition of freedom of the high seas has its roots in an era when there were too few people to seriously violate the oceans but in hindsight that era ended some 150 years ago.” – James Carlton

279. “Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.” – H.M. Tomlinson

280. “There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it.” – Cecelia Ahern

281. “Hark, now hear the sailors cry / smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.” – Van Morrison

282. “I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.” – Anne Spollen

283. “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

284. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

285. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

286. “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

287. “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri

288. “The great sea makes one a great sceptic.” – Richard Jefferies

289. “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson

290. “He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.” – George Herbert

291. “The sea lives in every one of us.” – Robert Wyland

292. “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” – Jacques Cousteau

293. “The sea complains upon a thousand shores.” – Alexander Smith

294. “I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” – Helen Keller

295. “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.” – Rainer Maria

296. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

297. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

298. “I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colors that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the color of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.” – John Dyer

299. “To me, the sea is like a person–like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

300. “Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” – William Shakespeare

301. “No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

302. “The sea was the cradle of primordial life, from which the roots of our own existence sprouted. Billions of years of evolutionary development brought forth an enchanting variety of forms, colors, lifestyles, and patterns of behavior.” – Werner Gruter

303. “I’ve never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins.” – Peter Benchley

304. “Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.” – Rumi

305. “Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Wait for me where the world begins.” – Jennifer Donnelly

306. “I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alain Gerbault

307. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

308. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

309. “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri

310. “I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

311. “There’s never an end for the sea.” – Samuel Beckett

312. “As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.” – Ivan Panin

313. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

314. “I never am sea sick, never. I am sea drunk!” – Igor Stravinsky

315. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

316. “I love the sea because it is boundless.” – Craig Thompson

317. “Calm seas never made a good sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

318. “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.” – Rachel Carson

319. “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.” – Jules Verne

320. “To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” – Rachel Carson

321. “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” – Sylvia Earle

322. “All you need is a good dose of vitamin sea.” – Unknown

323. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirits fly.” – Van Morrison

324. “I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like the sea.” – Unknown

325. “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. – Kate Chopin

326. “To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

327. “That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.” – John Joly

328. “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.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

329. “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

330. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

331. “I lost my heart to the sea.” – Unknown

332. “Let the sea set you free.” – Unknown

333. “No matter how the sun shone, the sea held forth no more promises.” – Albert Camus

334. “I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.” – John Dyer

335. “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson

336. “It’s out there at sea that you are really yourself.” – Vito Dumas

337. “For every moment the sea is peace and relief, there is another when it shivers and stirs to become chaos. It’s just as ready to claim as it is to offer.” – Tim Winton

338. “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” – Vincent Van Gogh

339. “Praise the sea; on shore remain.” – John Florio

340. “When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.” – Whoopi Goldberg

341. “My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

342. “I need the sea because it teaches me.” – Pablo Neruda

343. “The sea lives in every one of us.” – Robert Wyland

344. “Love is such a vast sea, it has neither edges nor ends nor corners.” – Rumi

345. “The sea drives truth into a man like salt.” – Hilaire Belloc

346. “The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” – Cornelia Funke

347. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – E. E. Cummings

348. “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

349. “Life is as inexorable as the sea.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

350. “It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” – Francis Drake

351. “You stand next to the sea and you’re in touch with all your longings and all your losses.” – Elizabeth Hay

352. “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you.” – Rumi

353. “The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” – Francis Stokes

354. “The sea possesses a power over one’s moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so.” – Henrik Ibsen

355. “The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” – Vladimir Nabokov

356. “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” – Aristotle Onassis

357. “Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” – Amin Maalouf

358. “I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” – John Masefield

359. “The sea hath no king but God alone.” – Dante Gabriel Rossetti

360. “There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.” – Herman Melville

361. “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch

362. “Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, oh sea! And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

363. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran

364. “You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.” – Thomas Traherne

365. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Larry Ferguson

366. “The sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea.” – Jimi Hendrix

367. “The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” – Thomas Jefferson

368. “The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth’s wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.” – Bryan Procter

369. “I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” – Helen Keller

370. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” – Joseph Conrad

371. “My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea.” – Lord Byron

372. “The sky is so close to the sea that it is difficult to tell which is reflected in the other, which one needs the other, which one is dominating the other.” – Elie Wiesel

373. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron

374. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

375. “Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

376. “No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

377. “I feel we are all islands – in a common sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

378. “The sea drinks the air and the sun the sea.” – Anacreon

379. “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.” – Christopher Paolini

380. “Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.” – Hiroshi Sugimoto

381. “The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.” – Ernest Hemingway

382. “Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.” – Thomas Moore

383. “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 Eiseley

384. “The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill

385. “Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

386. “But never have I been a blue calm sea I have always been a storm.” – Stevie Nicks

387. “Voyager upon life’s sea, To yourself be true, And whate’er your lot may be, Paddle your own canoe.” – Sarah T. Bolton

388. “I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.” – Gary Paulsen

389. “The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky.” – Heinrich Heine

390. “My logic’s been drowned in a sea of emotion.” – Sting

391. “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” – William Shakespeare

392. “He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.” – George Herbert

393. “Spirits rise as the sails fill…Gone is the sea’s glassy surface, and with it the terrible glare. Close the hatches and ports! We’re sailing again!” – Jim Moore

394. “The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.” – Annie Dillard

395. “I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other.” – Naguib Mahfouz

396. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

397. “The sea, washing the equator and the poles, offers its perilous aid, and the power and empire that follow it… ”Beware of me,” it says, ”but if you can hold me, I am the key to all the lands.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

398. “Life is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I’m still pulling.” – Langston Hughes

399. “Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” – William Shakespeare

400. “Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea.” – Miyamoto Musashi

401. “The sea is not a bargain basement.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

402. “At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood

403. “But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Khalil Gibran

404. “When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.” – Samuel Johnson

405. “I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.” – Bram Stoker

406. “Under the heavens and under the sea there’s a friend I don’t know, who holds the right key.” – Jimmy Buffett

407. “Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats … Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn, in their own rhythm. And the boats – they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor.” – Cynthia Voigt

408. “Though inland far we be, Our souls have sight of that immortal sea Which brought us hither.” – William Wordsworth

409. “Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

410. “He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.” – Hammond Innes

411. “And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” – Trent Reznor

412. “There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. I love music passionately. And because l love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it. It is a free art gushing forth, an open-air art boundless as the elements, the wind, the sky, the sea. It must never be shut in and become an academic art.” – Claude Debussy

413. “The sea complains upon a thousand shores.” – Alexander Smith

414. “The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.” – Joseph Conrad

415. “The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession therof.” – Elizabeth I

416. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac

417. “Wherever love is, I want to be, I will follow it as surely as the land-locked salmon finds the sea.” – Jeanette Winterson

418. “The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up.” – Anne Sexton

419. “Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.” – Thomas Fuller

420. “Like a mermaid in sea-weed, she dreams awake, trembling in her soft and chilly nest.” – John Keats

421. “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – Saint Augustine

422. “The sea has been called deceitful and treacherous, but there lies in this trait only the character of a great natural power, which, to speak according to our own feelings, renews its strength, and, without reference to joy or sorrow, follows eternal laws which are imposed by a higher Power.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt

423. “It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.” – Rachel Carson

424. “I believe in living, I believe in birth, I believe in the sweat of love and in the fire of truth and I believe that a lost ship, steered by tired, sea sick sailors, can still be guided home to port.” – Assata Shakur

425. “There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.” – Errol Flynn

426. “I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.” – Rafael Nadal

427. “I sleep lightly and tread to keep my head out of the sea of dreams.” – David Anthony Durham

428. “The whole business of love is to drown in the sea.” – Rumi

429. “There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen’s café.” – Joseph Beach

430. “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad

431. “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” – William Cowper

432. “Ah, monsieur, to live in the bosom of the sea! Only there can independence be found! There I recognize no master! There I am free!” – Jules Verne

433. “The difference between a fairy tale and a sea tale? A fairy tale starts with “Once upon a time”. A sea tale starts with ” This ain’t no $hit”!” – Edith Widder

434. “It is pleasurable, when winds disturb the waves of a great sea, to gaze out from land upon the great trials of another.” – Lucretius

435. “There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.” – James Russell Lowell

436. “God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and He says to the seas, ‘You stop here, and they do it. Everything in all creation responds in obedience to the Creator…until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No.” – David Platt

437. “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

438. “The sea is certainly common to all.” – Plautus

439. “The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” – Victor Hugo

440. “The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.” – Carl Sandburg

441. “The sea is never weary. I must be as tireless.” – George R. R. Martin

442. “Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.” – Thomas Fleming Day

443. “It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.” – Hunter S. Thompson

444. “The end of the world begins in the sea we love.” – Tim Winton

445. “A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.” – Franz Kafka

446. “As the different streams, having their sources in different places, all mingle their water in the sea; O Lord, so the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.” – Swami Vivekananda

447. “But the past is passed; why moralize upon it? Forget it. See, yon bright son has forgotten it all, and the blue sea, and the blue sky; these have turned over new leaves. Because they have no memory, because they are not human.” – Herman Melville

448. “About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.” – Frank Yerby

449. “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” – Eric Cantona

450. “All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.” – Louis L’Amour

451. “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

452. “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

453. “I once knew a writer who, after saying beautiful things about the sea, passed through a Pacific hurricane, and he became a changed man.” – Joshua Slocum

454. “He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.” – William Golding

455. “…most men and women will yield to the strong currents sucking them into the seas of ruin. Only the strongest in mind and spirit will swim against that current.” – Ted Dekker

456. “Those who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls.” – Charles Spurgeon

457. “Whenever your preparations for the sea are poor; the sea worms its way in and finds the problems.” – Francis Stokes

458. “Only fools and passengers drink at sea.” – Alan Villiers

459. “His blue eyes were seas where sorrow sailed.” – Dean Koontz

460. “Poetry is a puppet-show, where riders of skyrockets and divers of sea fathoms gossip about the sixth sense and the fourth dimension.” – Carl Sandburg

461. “I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.” – Joshua Slocum

462. “Do what we will, the Colorado will one day find an unimpeded way to the sea.” – Donald Worster

463. “Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances – men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!” – William Booth

464. “Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.” – Richard Burton

465. “A lot of Pacific island nations are sinking below sea level; they could easily transition slowly into becoming floating nations.” – Joe Quirk

466. “My ties and ballasts leave me – I travel – I sail – My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents – I am afoot with my vision.” – Walt Whitman

467. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov

468. “For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad

469. “The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

470. “And ne’er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.” – Robert Treat Paine

471. “It is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars. It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothers.” – Ernest Hemingway

472. “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” – William Shakespeare

473. “The house was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship.” – Ernest Hemingway

474. “I do not love the sea. The look of it is disquieting. There is something in the very sound of it that stirs the premonition felt while we listen to noble music; we become inexplicably troubled.” – H. M. Tomlinson

475. “Know for a certainty that if men understood how terrible is even one solitary sin, they would rather be cast into a heated furnace, and there remain, living both in soul and body, than to support such a sight. And if the sea were all fire they would cast themselves therein and never leave it, if they were certain of meeting the sin on doing so.” – Catherine of Genoa

476. “She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.” – Virginia Woolf

477. “Once upon a time, people identified the god Neptune as the source of storms at sea. Today we call these storms hurricanes…. The only people who still call hurricanes acts of God are the people who write insurance forms.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

478. “Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication – particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.” – Thor Heyerdahl

479. “The health of our seas determines the future of humanity.” – Tim Winton

480. “I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat – a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.” – Nina Simone

481. “The sea is endless when you are in a rowboat.” – Adolfo Bioy Casares

482. “A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea.” – Helen Keller

483. “I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I’m happy.” – Miranda Hart

484. “A long sea implies an uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves; on the contrary, a short sea is when they run irregularly, broken, and interrupted; so as frequently to burst over a vessel’s side or quarter.” – William Falconer

485. “There is nothing in the world that is not mysterious, but the mystery is more evident in certain things than in others: in the sea, in the eyes of the elders, in the color yellow, and in music.” – Jorge Luis Borges

486. “I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given.” – Emily Dickinson

487. “Drifting, On a sea of forgotten teardrops, On a lifeboat, Sailing for Your love.” – Jimi Hendrix

488. “I am but one more drop in the great sea of matter, defined, with the ability to realize my existence.” – Sylvia Plath

489. “Ships are to little purpose without skillful Sea Men.” – Richard Hakluyt

490. “We lived within two hundred yards of the sea, and its voice was in our ears night and day.” – Edward Carpenter

491. “Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.” – Muhammad Iqbal

492. “It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.” – Gilbert Parker

493. “You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.” – Norton Juster

494. “Home is like the ship at sea, Sailing on eternally; Oft the anchor forth we cast, But can never make it fast.” – Charles Dickens

495. “In Nature nothing; is mean or contemptible, and it is only pride, originating in a false idea of our superiority, which causes our contempt for some of her productions. In the eyes of Nature, however, the oyster that vegetates at the bottom of the sea is as dear and perfect as the proud biped who devours it.” – Baron d’Holbach

496. “I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness.” – Carl Jung

497. “Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

498. “The sea is one rare wild card left in the homogenous suburban life.” – Tim Winton

499. “That was the view on the surface. Beneath the water existed an entirely alien world.” – Jennifer McKeithen

500. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected on the deep.” – William James

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