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The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
by Douglas Bader

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

We were all flying around up and down the coast near
Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also
to be milling around with no particular cohesion.
- Douglas Bader

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
- Douglas Bader

Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong:
a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off,
no matter how desperate the situation became.
- Douglas Bader

 

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd.
My right leg was no longer with me.
It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as
I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not
open fire until they were close to the target.
- Douglas Bader

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

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You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

My life is the eye of the hurricane -
an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning
wondering what my intuition
will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea.
I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
- Jonas Salk

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns

Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land:
the great ones eat up the little ones.
- Pericles

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins,
till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
- Thomas Traherne

All loose things seem to drift down to the sea,
and so did I. - Louis L'Amour

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea,
eventually.
- Jimi Hendrix

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

We tried burying the waste at sea and the concrete
cannisters that held it cracked open.
- David R. Brower

I deep sea fish a lot.
- John Entwistle

The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks,
thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the
golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
- Josef Skvorecky

I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea,
but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain
than for apparent exceptions.
- Edward Forbes

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

And when the day arrives I'll become the sky and I'll
become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home.
Nothing can stop me now.
- Trent Reznor

There is the churning and the boiling of the sea,
and the foam on top of it and that is what man is,
churning and foam together.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
- Nikolai Gogol

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper

The storm came.
Lives were washed away.
Ancient pains resurfaced.
Now it is time for a sea of change.
- Tavis Smiley

O wise man!
Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others.
The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
- Chanakya

A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
- Franz Kafka

Beautiful isle of the sea, Smile on the brow of the waters.
- George Cooper

There are no signposts in the sea.
- Vita Sackville-West

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope.
Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning:
we are all in the same boat.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

One of the unique things is that whether we were out
at sea or in the middle of the water tank,
a lot of times you just couldn't leave.
Especially when we were out at sea.
- John C. Reilly

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea,
and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
- James Russell Lowell

The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
- Mao Tse-Tung

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take,
you're connected to the sea.
No matter where on Earth you live.
- Sylvia Earle

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.
- King Solomon

I've never seen the point of the sea,
except where it meets the land.
The shore has a point.
The sea has none.
- Alan Bennett

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

The sea is not rising.
It hasn't risen in 50 years.
- Nils-Axel Morner

The sea is the universal sewer.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the
sea as farmers instead of hunters.
That is what civilization is all about -
farming replacing hunting.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat.
It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
- Carl Sandburg

The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria.
The only place we could run was into the sea,
and before we did that we might as well fight.
- Golda Meir

The ball whizzes past like a bumblebee and the Indians are in the sea.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea,
whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
- Herman Melville

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

If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea,
and never come nearer to humanity than that!
- Eleonora Duse

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
- George Herbert

We have found that morals are not, like bacon,
to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine,
to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey,
to be preserved in cells.
- William Taylor


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