Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. - H. P. Lovecraft
This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers this morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you might find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.- Joseph Campbell
The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.- Sigmund Freud
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.- Christopher Reeve
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
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
Note; the three photos below were taken by my father and myself (last two) respectively. The first is near Madagascar, the second near Broome (Western Australia) and the third is Jeffrey's Bay (Eastern Cape, South Africa).
The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.Book XXVIII, sec. 27 (History of Rome)