Shore Quotes

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Mary Oliver
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
Mary Oliver

Dejan Stojanovic
“I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

T.S. Eliot
“So I find words I never thought to speak

In streets I never thought I should revisit

When I left my body on a distant shore.”
T.S. Eliot

Megan Miranda
“My mother always wanted to live near the water," she said. "She said it's the one thing that brings us all together. That I can have my toe in the ocean off the coast of Maine, and a girl my age can have her toe in the ocean off the coast of Africa, and we would be touching. On opposite sides of the world.”
Megan Miranda, Vengeance

Munia Khan
“Let my toes teach the shore
how to feel a tranquil life
through the wetness of sands

Let my heart latch the door
of blackness, as all my pain
now blue sky understands”
Munia Khan

Yevgeny Zamyatin
“White-crested waves crash on the shore. The masts sway violently, every which way. In the gray sky the gulls are circling like white flakes. Rain squalls blow past like gray slanting sails, and blue gaps open in the sky. The air brightens.
A cold silvery evening. The moon is overhead, and down below, in the water; and all around it-a wide frame of old, hammered, scaly silver. Etched on the silver-silent black fishing boats, tiny black needles of masts, little black men casting invisible lines into the silver. And the only sounds are the occasional plashing of an oar, the creaking of an oarlock, the springlike leap and flip-flop of a fish. ("The North")”
Yevgeny Zamyatin, The Dragon: Fifteen Stories

“Without Psychological Evolution there cannot be any form of revolution. The self is constantly changing. Be involved, be evolved, be revolutionized as lucent and fresh as the new wave hitting at the shore. Become the Sea of Changes. It starts from within.”
Grigoris Deoudis

Munia Khan
“What can we expect from an empty shell
Where many hearts of pearl once beat to dwell
Waves fail to break hard layer's bond of love
Wailing shore sends memoir to the sky above”
Munia Khan

“In the Bay, whenever I got depressed, I always drove out to the Ocean Beach. Just to sit. And, I don't know, something about looking at water, how it just goes and goes and goes, something about that I found very soothing. As if somehow I were connected to every ripple that was sending itself out and out until it reached another shore.”
Cisneros Sandra

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“Dear Waves,
You have been restless all your life? Or maybe uneasy? I don't know quite. Oscillating between faiths, swinging between shores!
Yet when we sit next to you on those sands, do you never feel like sharing what bothers you so much?”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

“My dream, I have faith in you!
Tell me that reality won't vanquish you;
it won't crush my lively spirit into wafts of sorrowful aches,
that's what you should vow.

I remember you,
you used to make me smile for a hope
I have always desired,
it made my pain worth its dreadfulness.
I waited for the sunshine and
it made me love and enjoy the rain.

We were trapped by dense clouds,
now I think I am free.. to breathe again.

Like the sea waves,
hope visits my shore
carrying the light for the frozen heart
and the darkened soul.”
Noha Alaa El-Din, Norina Luciano

Kristen Henderson
“Oblong stones sink
slow and sideways. Shaped
by the weight of waves,
dutifully vibrating nature’s
lunar-bound graces,
they wash ashore only for
closed palms to forsake them.
The cheerful will
cherish them, place them
on windowsills, or on graves.”
Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking

“How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again.”
Timothy Joshua Chia

“Taking risks will teach you deep ocean things that sea shore experiences will never teach you.”
Lebo Grand

Sharon Brubaker
“As she always did, when she went over the dune and saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leapt inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.”
Sharon Brubaker, Between Earth and Sea: A Selkie Tale

Munia Khan
“When the tidal waves wildly behaving
My bare feet on the shore busy saving
The calm warmth leaking out of the sand
To let my heart feel peacefully tanned!”
Munia Khan

“Even a pebble cast in the middle of a lake creates ripples that eventually reaches the shore.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

Munia Khan
“The amazing face of the motherly mammal of a seal near the oceanic shore has more honesty to offer to our world than the unreliable feature of a two-faced politician.”
Munia Khan

Sharon Brubaker
“Gentle swells had replaced the angry waves of yesterday. The gentle breakers made their way to shore glinting with green as they somersaulted to shore. The waves showed an edge of lacy foam that caressed the sand. It was peaceful.”
Sharon Brubaker, Between Earth and Sea: A Selkie Tale

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To grow is not to timidly sit on some safe shore at water’s edge and clumsily grab whatever happens to float by me. Rather, it is to deliberately step into waters both calm and turbulent in order to wrestle great things to shore.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Munia Khan
“Life is full of electronic desires
where one dream spliced with currents of wires
Leading our footsteps to the online shore,
we expect the waves to bring us some more
of those binary tides to wash us away
to the cyber beach for a lonesome day”
Munia Khan

“If you never lose sight of the shore, you’re not on a voyage of discovery. You’re on a day cruise.”
J. Earp

Nitya Prakash
“It's as if the river within me has turned into an ocean today and I can't help but keep watching the waves crashing onto the shore.”
Nitya Prakash

Collette O'Mahony
“I write
I breathe
Words ebb and flow
An ocean of verse
Moves out on the current
To wash up on the shore
Of your infinite soul”
Collette O'Mahony, The Soul in Words: A collection of Poetry & Verse

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes a shore almost captures you! Boats come, boats go, but you always stay on the same shore without knowing why! And you know what, do not try to understand why you stay there! Some things must be as they are!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Munia Khan
“I began to inhale the breeze
carrying ancient love and mercy
reflected by the lake
The architectural beauty
of the oval-shaped Château de Chillon
buried all its historical mortification and guilt

From the poem- Along the Shore”
Munia Khan, Fireclay

“Some waves will touch your shore; they have come from the sea, carrying messages from me to you.”
Avijeet Das

Gabriele D'Annunzio
“In faith I hear a whisper in the air as it sweeps:
secrets sparkling from the waters unto the shore;
but the wind does not stir upon the deeps,
the poets' mandolas play no more.”
Gabriele D'Annunzio

Carl Sagan
“The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature. The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we've learned most of what we know. Recently we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
Carl Sagan

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