Posted by Barney Scott on October 23, 2000
In Reply to: Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink posted by zeal on October 23, 2000
: I remember this phrase from a literary text I read in high school, but I do not remember the name or author.
: Homer Simpson spoofed this phrase on the Simpsons when he was stuck on a raft with his boyscout son.. "Water water everywhere, so let's all have a drink!"
: just thought i'd throw that factoid in..
: if you literary geniuses can help, email me!
The precise quote is:
"Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink"
but the meaning is the same. It's from The Rime
of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge -
when the Ancient Mariner is stuck in the middle
of the sea.