Monday, March 23, 2009

Water Quotes

The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out. ~Annie Dillard

Water which is too pure has no fish

A cup of cold Adam from the next purling stream.
~Tom Brown

The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land. ~Joseph Conrad

A little water is a sea to an ant
~ Afghan Proverb

Never a ship sails out of the bay
But carries my heart as a stowaway.
~Roselle Mercier Montgomery, The Stowaway

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
Napoleon Hill

Water flows uphill towards money. ~Anonymous, saying in the American West, quoted by Ivan Doig in Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert, 1986

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
~ Baltasar Gracian

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man. ~Henry David Thoreau

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen

Filthy water cannot be washed. ~African Proverb

Deep flowing Oceanus, from which flow all rivers and every sea and all springs and deep wells.
~ Illiad

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. ~Loren Eiseley

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
~ Bible

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

Till taught by pain, Men really know not what good water's worth; If you had been in Turkey or in Spain, Or with a famish'd boat's-crew had your berth, Or in the desert heard the camel's bell, You'd wish yourself where Truth is--in a well.
~Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain there would be no life."
~ John Updike

Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship. ~H.M. Tomlinson

The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.
~Robert Burton

Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yes, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of an old brick church in the country. ~Author Unknown

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