— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
— Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891
Je me suis baigné dans le Poème De la Mer... Dévorant les azurs verts. St. 6
„Twas when the seas were roaring
With hollow blasts of wind,
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclined.“
— John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732
The What D'ye Call It (1715), Act II, sc. viii
„At night I sit in my chamber and read the Bible. Far in the distance roars the sea. Then I lie down and think for a long time about the calm and pale man from Nazareth.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
Abends sitze ich auf meinem Zimmer und lese die Bibel. In der Ferne braust das Meer. Dann liege ich noch lange wach und denke an den stillen, bleichen Mann von Nazareth.
„If I could put my hand on the north star, would it be as beautiful? The sea is lovely, but when we bathe in it, the beauty forsakes all the near water. For the imagination and senses cannot be gratified at the same time.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„There were many seas. The sea roared like a tiger. The sea whispered in your ear like a friend telling you secrets. The sea clinked like small change in a pocket. The sea thundered like avalanches. The sea hissed like sandpaper working on wood. The sea sounded like someone vomiting. The sea was dead silent.“
— Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi 1963
Chapter 78, p. 239
„The wild sea roars and lashes the granite cliffs below,
And round the misty islets the loud strong tempests blow.“
— Mary Howitt English poet, and author 1799 - 1888
The Sea-Fowler, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I feel now if I think of it, it will come out in the painting. In other words, if I want to make the whole painting look like a bottle, like a lot of bottles - for instance maybe the end of the day, when everything is very light, but not in sunlight necessarily - and so if I have this image of this bottle and if I really think about it, it will come out in the painting. That doesn’t mean that people notice a bottle, but I know when I succeed in it – then the painting would have this.“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
interview conducted by David Sylvester for the BBC, 1962; as quoted in Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics, edited by Clifford Ross, Abrahams Publishers, New York 1990, p. 49.
„To depart while seated or standing is all one.
All I shall leave behind me
Is a heap of bones.
In empty space I twist and soar
And come down with the roar of thunder
To the sea.“
— Koho Kenichi 1241 - 1316
Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6
„When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a short of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.“
— Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
In 'Possibilities', Vol. 1, no 1, winter 1947-48, p. 79; as quoted in Jackson Pollock (1983) by Elizabeth Frank, p. 68
„Is there a difference between a Jewish sea and a non-Jewish sea? What is a Jewish way of painting? (translation from Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)“
— Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
version in Dutch (citaat van Israëls, in het Nederlands): Is er een verschil tussen een joodse zee en een niet-joodse zee? Wat is een joodse manier van schilderen? Quote of Israëls in a talk with N. Sokolov, c. 1910's; published in Ishim part 3. by Sokolov (written in Hebrew); Tel Aviv, 1935, pp. 151-169