The sea has always been a symbol of life, emotion, and the interconnectedness of the universe. It is a mysterious living and breathing entity that gives life and takes it away. For hundreds of years, human beings travelled the sea, used it for sustenance, and received inspiration from it. It is said that when one dreams about the sea, it represents the state of their emotions. Choppy seas may mean an unresolved problem that must be addressed. Calm seas mean your emotions are under control and you are content.
The ocean has come to represent many things for people all over the world and has inspired some thoughts as deep as the water itself. Whether you live by the sea and enjoy the salty breezes it brings or dream of one day visiting the ocean, enjoy these quotes by others who believe the sea holds great power.
“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
“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”
– Honore de Balzac
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
-Jacques Yves Cousteau
“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
“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
“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.”
“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”