Ocean Quotes

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The ocean is a beautiful sight to behold. Many people travel to the ocean as part of their annual vacations. Here are some interesting ocean quotes from authors, poets and other notables.

"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..... " Moby-Dick - Herman Melville


"I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds Have rived the knotty oaks, and I have seen The ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam." - Julius Caeser - William Shakespeare


"On the ocean's star-lit waters, Where the winds a-weary die. Slowly, silently we wandered."- "The Village Street" - Edgar Allan Poe


"Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel?" - The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway


"And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time’s iron feet can print no ruin-trace, By breezes lull’d, or by the storm-blasts driv’n, Thy majesty uplifts the mind to heaven." - Robert Montgomery


"The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation." - The Awakening - Kate Chopin


"But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent." - "The White Ship" - H.P. Lovecraft




"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when clearly it is Ocean." - source - Arthur C. Clarke


"One foot on sea, and one on shore, To one thing constant never." - Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare


"To the sea, to the sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying." - Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien


"Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean—roll!." - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Lord Byron


"Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea!" - The Rhyme of the Ancient Marine - Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"We have fed our sea for a thousand years And she calls us, still unfed," - The Song of the Dead - Rudyard Kipling


"Behold the Sea, The opaline, the plentiful and strong, " - "Seashore" - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! " - "Break, Break, Break" - Alfred Lord Tennyson


"To me the sea is a continual miracle, The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the ships with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?" - "Miracles" - Walt Whitman


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