“To the sea, to the sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying. West, west away, the round sun is falling, Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling, The voices of my people that have gone before me?
I will leave, I will leave the woods that bore me; For our days are ending and our years failing. I will pass the wide waters lonely sailing. Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling, Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling,
In Eressea, in Elvenhome that no man can discover, Where the leaves fall not: land of my people forever!”
~J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings
(I actually searched for "life ring quotes" as I had a photo of a life ring on the local dock I planned to use. Instead I got Lord of the Ring quotes. Found the above quote. I've never read Tolkien. Maybe I should.)