Quote by JacquesYves Cousteau
The reason I love the sea I cannot explain -- it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight.
This quote expresses a deep, personal admiration for the sea, but acknowledges that it is difficult to articulate the exact reasons behind this sentiment. The speaker implies that the love for the sea is physical in nature, possibly referring to the sensory and physical experiences one encounters while diving. The act of diving is described as transformative, evoking a feeling of freedom as one's weight is lifted. Overall, this quote suggests that the speaker's connection with the sea is founded on the extraordinary sensations and liberation that it offers.
[...] endless action and reaction. Those beautifully rounded pebbles which you gather on the sand and which you hold in your hand and marvel at their exceeding smoothness, were chiseled into their varies and graceful forms by the ceaseless action of countless waves. Nature is herself a great worker and never tolerates, without certain rebuke, any contradiction to her wise example. Inaction is followed by stagnation. Stagnation is followed by pestilence and pestilence is followed by death.
He [Jesus] speaks in parables, and though we have approached these parables reverentially all these many years and have heard them expounded as grave and reverent vehicles of holy truth, I suspect that many if not all of them were originally not grave at all but were antic, comic, often more than just a little shocking.
Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and retro clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works.