I recommend, when the going gets tough, to read some really good quotes from smart people about the sea.
Because if you don’t already live beside a really inspirational body of water (most people don’t), this is as good as it's going to get.
History has produced many great thinkers who have reflected on nature in order to calm down. Water, in its grandest form—the sea— especially, is a natural wonder with endless horizons. It can offer us that much needed (sometimes sweet, sometimes salty) perspective when we are stressed-out down to our toes.
So if you aren’t a Seagrove native, or you don’t own a gulf front condo in Seacrest, or you’re not on Scenic 30A right here, right now … dive right into GO TO THE BEACH’s 12 favorite water-inspired quotes below.
Ready, set …
Think Emerald Coast …
“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”
Robin Lee Graham
“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
“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find
In the sea.”
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.”
“The ocean is a mighty harmonist.”
"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on earth you live.”
“Be like water.”
(notice this GREAT thinker appears twice!)
“The heart can think of no devotion Greater than being shore to the ocean-holding the curve of one position, counting an endless repetition.”
“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”