These are quotes I find applicable to my life.


“Beneath the surface lies the future.” – SeaQuest DSV

“Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching? ” – The Fish Philosophy

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you do not.” – Bill Nye

“If you’re really going to understand a place, love it the way it deserves to be loved, maybe, you have to live there.” – Anthony Bourdain

“I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god.” – Kingdom of Heaven

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

This is for all the teachers who have made a difference in my life: “A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.” – James Keller

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

“The fact that marine organisms can now be successfully collected and cultivated in aquaria also means that people no longer have to venture into the natural habitat of these creatures to be scratched, stung, bitten, or envenomated, but can now suffer these hazards in the privacy of their own home or place of work.” – D.W. Tong, 1996, Intl. J. Dermat.

“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” -John Cusack in High Fidelity

“The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge. If a person masters the fundamentals of his subject and has learned to think and work independently, he will surely find his way and besides will better be able to adapt himself to progress and changes than the person whose training principally consists in the acquiring of detailed knowledge.” -Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions (1954).

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle