“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 Awakening

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles.” – Christopher Paolini, Eragon

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach—that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

“The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” – Unknown

“The sea, blue dipping and gliding, appeared and disappeared in the fluctuating tides of fog.” – Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party

“The sea is a desert of waves. A wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes

“He loved the sea for its storms alone, cared for no other aspect of it, and found it must unjust that only drowning men and storm-tossed sailors ever saw it in all its splendor.” – Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James, Portrait of a Lady

“The sea is a boundless, unbearable beauty that beats against me every moment of my life.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin

“All of my memories are connected to the sea, the tides, the currents, the winds, the sails, the sunshine, and the shadows.” – Isabel Allende, Daughter of Fortune

“The sea is calling me home. Its siren song tugs at my heart and whispers of endless possibilities.” – Unknown

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black, White Cat

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.” – Kate Chopin, The Awakening

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

“I fell in love with the ocean the way one falls asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer

“The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.” – James Joyce, Ulysses

“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, Letters to a Young Poet

“Water that is moved by wind creates strange patterns on the shore.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson