Throughout history, the mystery, strength and beauty of the sea has captured the hearts and minds of many great authors, philosophers, artists and poets.
To celebrate everything enthralling about the ocean world, Mylor Chandlery have put together some of our favourite thought-provoking quotes to help you discover the hidden depths of the deep blue sea...
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul."― Kate Chopin
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.”― Vincent van Gogh
“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The sea has neither meaning nor pity."― Anton Chekhov
"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea."―Sylvia Earle
"I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable."― Albert Camus
"Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed."― J. G. Ballard
“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.”– Annie Van De Wiele
"To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?"― Walt Whitman
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always our self we find in the sea."― E.E. Cummings
"I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea."― Friedrich Nietzsche
"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."― Joseph Conrad