Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.
— E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White

Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.
Mary Catherine Bateson tidal quote

This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama's budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars.
— Paul Ryan

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
— Russell Crowe

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.
— tidal quotation by Wally Lamb