[about the school of fish following the raft] They have destroyed my ship, disarmed me, and now they mock me. If only I were a sea creature. Fish don't get themselves into problems that they must use intellect and tools to solve"
"Even here, there's richness all around me. (... However,) I need to find more than a moment of tranquility, faith, and love. A ship. Yes, I still need a ship"
"I miss the inspirational advice and hope, the ingenuity, creativity, and charity, of a helping hand."
"search for rest and find only sleep"
"I do not like the fact that whales are hunted, but then again, I often think that the beautiful "balance of nature" is really just everything running around eating each other"