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 Joseph Conrad - “The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits.”  
 James Joyce - “The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea.”  
 George Eliot - “I would not creep along the coast but steer Out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars.”  
 Kate Chopin - “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.”  
 Charles Dickens - “When we came within sight of the sea, the waves on the horizon, caught at intervals above the rolling abyss, were like glimpses of another shore with towers and buildings.”  
 Joseph Conrad - “. . . there is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”  
 Jeffrey Wright - “I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion.”  
 Alan Watts - “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”  
 Julie Walters - “I don't know if you can change things, but it's a drop in the ocean.”  
 Voltaire - “The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.”  
 Gene Tierney - “In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.”  
 Simone Schwarz-Bart - “All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.”  
 Michael Stipe - “We made part of the record in Miami, and I would go down to the beach, and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore. I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.”  
 Mark Ruffalo - “I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape. We were outdoors all the time and we played outside.”  
 Sally Ride - “We can see cities during the day and at night, and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean, and see hurricanes form.”  
 Kathleen Quinlan - “I filmed underwater for two days in the open ocean with dolphins.”  
 Yoko Ono - “Every drop in the ocean counts.”  
 Guru Nanak - “Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean.”  
 Marguerite Moreau - “The sun would come up over the ocean, and we'd be eating scrambled eggs before we shot some stuff. It was a vacation in the sense that it was the best working conditions.”  
 Imre Lakatos - “The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.”  
 Loretta Lynn - “Doo never actually made moonshine, but he hauled about an ocean of it.”  
 Denis Johnson - “I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off.”  
 Thomas Huxley - “There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.”  
 William Henry Ashley - “Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all the principal waters of the Columbia, with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.”  
 John Hawkes - “To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.”  

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