Quotations on Ocean

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The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Life, Commerce, Energy, Land, Ocean, Trade)

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Men, Mountains, Ocean, Rivers, Sea, Stars, Wonder)

Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Consistency, Ocean, Want)

That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: Earth, Ocean, Rain)

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Nature, Beach, Ocean, Rain, Sound, Wind, Wood)

Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
- Bono
(Keywords: Disease, Extreme, Eye, Fact, First, Ocean, Poverty)

There's a lot to be said about what's happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that's being spilled in there.
- Lloyd Bridges
(Keywords: Being, Ocean, Oil)

Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: May, Moon, Now, Ocean, Right)

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Control, Deep, Earth, Man, Ocean, Ruin)

May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Drinks, May, Ocean, World)

Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Land, Ocean, Promise, states, United, Wilderness)

As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think "actor" and see some easy money.
- Matt Damon
(Keywords: Money, Ocean, Play, Poker, Want)

I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us.
- Sylvia Earle
(Keywords: Health, Hope, Help, Ocean, Will)

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
- Morgan Freeman
(Keywords: Death, Life, Challenge, Ocean, Open, Reality, Worth)

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
- Sonia Gandhi
(Keywords: Deep, Ocean, Sky)

Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Knowledge, Ocean, Want)

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean.
- Natalie Gulbis
(Keywords: Ocean, Right)

To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
- John C. Hawkes
(Keywords: Fish, Ocean, Water)

But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they've been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it's come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It's here.
- Patty Hearst
(Keywords: Peace, Americans, Fact, Now, Ocean, Protection, Sense)

If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another - and always into a better set - things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean - there is nothing there.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Future, Nations, Nothing, Ocean, Trouble)

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains; every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill
(Keywords: Ocean, Workers)

American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Keywords: American, Ocean, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

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.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Politics, Purpose, Ocean, Sea)

I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off.
- Denis Johnson
(Keywords: Ocean, Writing)

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it's not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones
(Keywords: People, Oak, Ocean, State, Trees)

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Science, Commerce, Disease, Ocean, Stars, Wonders)

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
(Keywords: Ocean, Sea)

It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away.
- Klaus Kinski
(Keywords: Ocean, Wind)

Politics is there the way men and women are there, the way the Atlantic Ocean is there. Sometimes I've written about politics specifically, I mean about politics as it's understood on television and in newspapers.
- Kenneth Koch
(Keywords: Men, Politics, Women, Newspapers, Ocean, Television)

You know, I do speak the Queens English. It's just the wrong Queens that's all. It's over the 59th Street Bridge. It's not over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Cyndi Lauper
(Keywords: English, Ocean, Wrong)

He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: God, Fact, Fish, Ocean, Pride)

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Keywords: Life, Darkness, Night, Ocean, Ships, Silence, Voice)

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Keywords: Men, Books, Ocean, Old)

Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.
- Ross MacDonald
(Keywords: Cure, Nothing, Ocean, Wrong)

I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
- Jacques Maritain
(Keywords: America, First, Ocean, Sea, Will)

My son walked up to Nicole on the beach and I was throwing the ball for the dogs in the ocean. I was like, 'Max, you get the dogs. I'll talk to the hot blondes.'
- John C. McGinley
(Keywords: Son, Beach, Dogs, Ocean, Talk)

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.
- Marguerite Moreau
(Keywords: Eating, Ocean, Sense, Sun, Vacation)

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.
- Guru Nanak
(Keywords: Law, Man, Ocean, United, Woman)

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton
(Keywords: Truth, Now, Ocean, Sea)

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.
- Adela Florence Nicolson
(Keywords: Memory, Name, Ocean, Open, Sea)

God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
- William Lyon Phelps
(Keywords: God, Son, Hearing, Language, Man, Ocean, Sight, Stars)

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Life, Ocean, Passion)

I filmed underwater for two days in the open ocean with dolphins.
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Keywords: Ocean, Open)

We can see cities during the day and at night, and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean, and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride
(Keywords: Cities, Day, Night, Ocean, Rivers)

I feel as though I have lived many lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I have looked always for the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of life.
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Ocean, Rest, Years)

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.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart
(Keywords: Life, Man, Ocean, Rivers, Sea, Sun)



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