Sermon quotes on seas

Dante Alighieri

My course is set for an uncharted sea.

E.E. Cummings

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”

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Franz Kafka

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.


C.S. Lewis

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.

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William Shakespeare

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


Lemony Snicket

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. 



Source Unknown

A troublemaker is a man who can rock the boat and persuade everybody there’s a terrible storm at sea.


Source Unknown

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.