What is pass water?

Famous quotes containing the words water and/or pass:

    The water which supports a boat can also sink it.
    Chinese proverb.

    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
    Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
    So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
    Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)