Do you know what you’re supposed to do to meet a mermaid?
You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water’s not even blue anymore and the sky’s only a memory, a thought in the silence. And you stay there. Then you decide that you’ll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come and they greet you and they judge the love that you have for them, if it’s sincere, if it’s pure, they’ll be with you, take you away forever.
Jack Mayol to Johanna – Le grand bleu