The best Quotes from The Wisdom of the Sands

The best Quotes from The Wisdom of the Sands

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
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You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
"What makes the desert beautiful," said the little prince, "is that somewhere it hides a well."
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears!
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Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them you've made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters.
They never say to you "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?"
Instead they demand "How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
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Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy
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It's like you're homesick for a place that doesn't even exist.
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I know I'm not worthy of you. But I just can't help loving you. It's like wanting to touch a star - you know you'll never reach it, but you just gotta keep trying.
Steve Urkel in Family Matters - Season 2 Episode 3
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Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other.
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Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have. Desire leaves us heartbroken, it wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. And as tough as wanting something can be, the people who suffer the most are those who don't know what they want.
Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy - Season 3 Episode 21
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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
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Weeping willow with your tears running down, why do you always weep and frown? Is it because he left you one day? is it because he could not stay? On your branches he would swing, do you long for the happiness that day would bring? He found shelter in your shade. You thought his laughter would never fade. Weeping willow, stop your tears. There is something to calm you fears. You think death has ripped you forever apart. But I know he'll always be in your heart.
Vada in My Girl
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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
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The human world... it's a mess.
Sebastian in The Little Mermaid
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No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
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The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.
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The ocean is where I go
To lose my mind and find my soul
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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.
May all your blues be the ocean and the sky!
Right down here, the ocean has a depth of almost 4,000 meters. Man has mapped out every corner of this world. Been to the farthest deserts, the top of the highest mountains. But what's down there is still a mystery. A hidden world in the shadows.
Eyk Larsen in 1899 - Season 1
Tyrion: "If the ship goes down, I'll go with it."
Varys: "That is good to hear. Though I'm sure many captains say the same while their ship is afloat."
Lord Varys in Game of Thrones - Season 2 Episode 9
Captains always favor the ship over the crew.
Jules Verne once wrote, "Put two ships in the open sea without wind or tide, it will come together." That’s how my parents met. Like two ships destined for each other.
Arthur Curry in Aquaman
When your ship's taking on water, you don't jump. You grab a bucket.
Seth Wright in Designated Survivor - Season 1 Episode 13
Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
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If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Edith Crawley: "[About the Titanic] I thought it was supposed to be unsinkable."
Robert Crawley: "Every mountain is unclimbable until someone climbs it; so every ship is unsinkable until it sinks."
Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey - Season 1 Episode 1
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A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
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The same species can't remain dominant forever. Humanity can't be the only ones to survive extinction. Do you think the ammonites and the dinosaurs resisted extinction like we do? Of course not! They graciously accepted their destinies. They weren't just unintelligent enough to avoid it. Humanity goes around recording and sharing our past to help us predict our future, and because of that we just assume that we can change our destiny. That we can overcome something like the Death Stranding. But it's all lies. This world doesn't need us anymore. It's trying to evict us to make room for the next species. And the harder we try and the harder we struggle against it, the more we sully it. Being holed up in here, I bet you have no idea how beautiful the outside world is, do you? How harsh it is? The world didn't change into what it is now for mankind's sake. It's trying to change for the life that comes next.
Hitori Nojima in Death Stranding - The Official Novelization - Volume 2
I soared above the song birds
And never heard them sing
I lived my life in winter
And then you brought the spring

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