Friday, August 20, 2010
Inspirational Quotes About the Sea and the Beach
Who does not love the sea? The beach is a place of healing and joy. The salt cleanses us and the sun embraces us in its warmth. The ocean heals the heart, mind, and soul.
If you are someone who loves the ocean's allure and charm, you will love this gallery of inspiring quotes about the ocean and the beach.
Why Do We Love the Sea?
“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.”
- Robert Henri
Let The Sea Cleanse...
"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
“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy...Beach Therapy.”
Life Is Different At The Beach
"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."
Find Yourself In The Sea
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
- e.e. cummings
We Are Tied To The Ocean
"It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea--whether it is to sail or to watch it--we are going back from whence we came."
- John F. Kennedy
A Gift From The Sea
"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
The Secret Of The Sea
"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 Casts A Spell
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
- Jacques Cousteau
The Sea Speaks To The Soul
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."
- Kate Chopin
The Sound Of The Ocean
“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
Allow Yourself To imagine At A Beach
“Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine.
A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt.
It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.”
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Sea Air Is Like A Quieting Thought
"I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought."
- Helen Keller
The Waves Of The Sea
“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”
- Jill Davis
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