My course is set for an uncharted sea.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
100 Selected Poems
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,-
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Much Ado About Nothing
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.
A troublemaker is a man who can rock the boat and persuade everybody there’s a terrible storm at sea.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.