„I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began.“
— Samuel Lover Irish song-writer, novelist, and painter 1797 - 1868
The Angel's Whisper, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Often the raw ideas like ‘Relax’ and ‘Rage Hard’ - are the best. ‘Rage Hard’ just happened. There was little conscious effort.“
— Holly Johnson British artist 1960
Frankie go bang! http://www.zttaat.com/article.php?title=989 by Paul Simper at zttaat.com, Accessed May 2014.
„Sleep puts out silent fingers,
And leads me back to the roar
Of the dead salt sea that vomits
Wrecks of the past ashore.“
— Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897
Past and Present
— Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958
Collected Poems (1913), Resurrection
„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).
„For what cause, youthful Sleep, kindest of gods, or what error have I deserved, alas to lack your boon? All cattle are mute and birds and beasts, and the nodding tree-tops feign weary slumbers, and the raging rivers abate their roar; the ruffling of the waves subsides, the sea is still, leaning against the shore.“
— Statius Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature) 40 - 96
Silvae, Book V, Crimine quo merui, juvenis placidissime divum, quove errore miser, donis ut solus egerem, Somne, tuis? tacet omne pecus volucresque feraeque et simulant fessos curvata cacumina somnos, nec trucibus fluviis idem sonus; occidit horror aequoris, et terris maria adclinata quiescunt. iv, line 1
— Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
Lines to a Reviewer http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/s/shelley/percy_bysshe/s54cp/section229.html (1821), l. 3
„When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean
And billows wild contend with angry roar,
'T is said, far down beneath the wild commotion
That peaceful stillness reigneth evermore.“
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
Context: When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean And billows wild contend with angry roar, 'T is said, far down beneath the wild commotion That peaceful stillness reigneth evermore. Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests dieth And silver waves chime ever peacefully, And no rude storm, how fierce soe'er it flyeth Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea. "Hymn".
„I have been Merlin wandering in the woods
Of a far country, where the winds waken
Unnatural voices, my mind broken
By a sudden acquaintance with man’s rage.“
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Song at the Year's Turning (1955), "Taliesin 1952"
„The hollow sea-shell, which for years hath stood
On dusty shelves, when held against the ear
Proclaims its stormy parent, and we hear
The faint, far murmur of the breaking flood.
We hear the sea. The Sea? It is the blood
In our own veins, impetuous and near.“
— Eugene Lee-Hamilton English poet and translator 1845 - 1907
Sonnet. Sea-shell Murmurs, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Gather a shell from the strewn beach / And listen at its lips: they sigh / The same desire and mystery, / The echo of the whole sea's speech", Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Sea Hints; "I send thee a shell from the ocean-beach; But listen thou well, for my shell hath speech. Hold to thine ear / And plain thou'lt hear / Tales of ships", Charles Henry Webb, With a Nantucket Shell.
„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
Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 78, p. 239