Off Topic: Need help citing Jaques Cousteau
Posted 28 July 2002 - 08:57 AM
Translating the german version, the english one should read something like that:
"I put my head under water and with that one small movement the whole civilization dissapeared. I found myself in a jungle ...."
Maybe one of the english speaking members here could help me ?
Thanks in advance - Sabine
Posted 04 August 2002 - 12:04 AM
if i remember correctly it is from his time in the Marine (in 1936) - it describes the first time he is able to see something under water, wearing a Fernez mask while swimming (no diving yet) in the Mediterrenian - in Le Mourillon. I don't have the book anymore (time to get one again) so i took the german text fom a book by David Doubillet (the German title is Magie der Meere - i guess it is called something linke magic of the seas and the Cousteau text is cited there on page 11)
Thanks - Sabine
Posted 05 August 2002 - 11:58 PM
Posted 12 August 2002 - 01:04 AM
Obviously, the english version is a bit less poetic than the french and german versions are ....
Posted 12 August 2002 - 06:53 AM
It happened to me... on that summer's day when my eyes were opened to the sea."
That says it all!
Posted 13 August 2002 - 12:18 AM
i really like this one. And it is perfect for the start of my dive page.
Could you please tell me the source (book, film interview ?).
Posted 13 August 2002 - 05:34 AM
I just did a Google search on part of the quote, and only came up with the site where I used it, but you might try some of the other search engines, as Google didn't exist at the time I built the site.
It's been a few years, but I know I didn't make it up....