The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
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
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
– e.e. cummings
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
The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
-Jacques Yves Cousteau
What a wonderful collection of quotes, I adore the sea and its symbolism, its powerful healing energy. Thanks for highlighting all these, I must bookmark this page!
Added Ishiguro’s to my library request list!
Instead of a quote, I’d like to give you a whole salty-tear-jerking book to read–Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. The ocean plays a big part.
Ah, thank you!!! It’s on the list. I mean: The List. Just finishing Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go”. You have to read it. I need a discussion! Arrrgh! VERY glad I am finally reading it. One of those books that slowly melts into you–w/agony.
Actually shouldn’t say, “One of those books”. It is a gripping little masterpiece and using little is wrong, too.