Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life. -Duffield, S. W.
- "Metaphorically these essays move as a quiet… "Metaphorically these essays move as a quiet but observant coast-guard cutter among the rocks and islands up and down the littoral of our life." - David McCord
- Jesse Lee Bennett – on navigation "Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life." ~Jesse Lee Bennett
- "Oh, where are you going to, all you Big… "Oh, where are you going to, all you Big Steamers, / With England's own coal, up and down the salt seas?" - Rudyard Kipling
- "The key to all strange things is in thy… "The key to all strange things is in thy heart..../ My spirit has come home, that sailed the doubtful seas." - Countee Cullen