„When we saw the most beautiful fishes of the sea, the dolphin and bonito, in pursuit of the flying fish, and when these forsook their native element to seek for shelter in air, the application to human nature was obvious. What empire is not like a tumultuous ocean, where the great in all the magnificence and pomp of power, continually persecute and contrive the destruction of the defenceless?“

—  Georg Forster, buch A Voyage Round the World

Sometimes we saw this picture continued still farther, when the poor fugitives met with another set of enemies in the air, and became the prey of birds, by endeavouring to escape the jaws of fishes.
Book I, ch. II, The Passage from Madeira to the Cape Verd Islands, and from thence to the Cape of Good Hope.
A Voyage Round the World (1777)

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deutscher Naturforscher, Ethnologe, Reiseschriftsteller, Jo… 1754 - 1794

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„Now that man can fly through the air like a bird … and swim in the sea like a fish, wouldn't it be wonderful if he could just walk the earth like a man?“

—  Jack Paar American author, radio and television comedian and talk show host 1918 - 2004

My Saber is Bent http://books.google.com/books?id=MO-mqER9TrsC&q=%22Now+that+man+can+fly+through+the+air+like+a+bird%22+%22and+swim+in+the+sea+like+a+fish+wouldn't+it+be+wonderful+if+he+could+just+walk+the+earth+like+a+man%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage (1961)

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„We are like fish
In this vast sea.
And Satan fishes
For you and me.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

"Monish" (translated in J. Leftwich. Golden Peacock. Sci-Art, 1939, p. 56.), 1888.

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„We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Quest for Peace and Justice (1964)
Kontext: There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

Ernest Hemingway Foto

„The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.“

—  Henry Beston, buch The Outermost House

p. 57: Ch. 3 http://books.google.com/books?lr=&id=edhCAAAAIAAJ&q=%22The+three+great+elemental+sounds+in+nature+are+the+sound+of+rain+the+sound+of+wind+in+a+primeval+wood+and+the+sound+of+outer+ocean+on+a+beach%22&pg=PA57#v=onepage
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James Baldwin Foto

„Sure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature.“

—  John Gierach American sportswriter 1946

Quelle: Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury

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„If we used our discriminatory power to full, we could generate an undulating sea of sound that displayed continuously changing frequency rather like the undersea sonic songs of dolphins and whales.“

—  John D. Barrow British scientist 1952

The Artful Universe (1995)
Kontext: Our sensitivity to changes of pitch... is underused in musical sound. Western music, in particular, is based on scales that use pitch changes that are at least twenty times bigger than the smallest changes that we could perceive. If we used our discriminatory power to full, we could generate an undulating sea of sound that displayed continuously changing frequency rather like the undersea sonic songs of dolphins and whales.<!-- Ch. 5, p. 225

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„When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

From "I Never Wrote for Children," by P. L. Travers, in the New York Times Magazine, July 2, 1978.

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„The flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea at Acre is not similar to the flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea in Spain.“

—  Rashi French rabbi and commentator 1040 - 1105

Commenting on Gen. 1:10; why does it say "seas", not "sea" - because the nature of the sea varies from place to place.
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