We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be 'In cod we trust.' It was a joke but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that's extraordinary. It's all because of either greed or politics - Canadian politics.
Wherever we go across the Pacific or Atlantic we meet not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us when we travel that surprise nobody else.
If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Lakes to the Gulf and be constantly in sight of green mounds.
The transatlantic relationship is vital for both our countries: France will remain a reliable ally of the United States. Nevertheless ally does not mean aligned.
Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry as such.
Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership which is capable of compromise which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
But I just know from experience that accent wise even if you're an accent genius crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
I remember being in Atlantic City once when I was 18 or 19 and a sea of people were screaming and pulling their hair because I was there. It was weird. Nobody deserves adulation like that. I tried to explain it to my kids once. I said 'Mommy used to be kind of cool kind of like a Britney Spears.'
I was turning 20 during my first record. Those decade birthdays always kind of cause me it seems to reflect look back and then look forward. I just was closing this period of my life where I was living in a car and scrambling my whole life to then signing a six-record deal with Atlantic.
It is impossible to exaggerate the wide and widening gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic.