For as long as humans have inhabited the planet, the ocean has been both a friend and foe. Whether it’s mythology or practical application, the ocean has always played an integral role in the lives of people all over the world.
When you’re facing life’s inevitable troubles, take a moment to think about some famous quotes of the ocean from those who know how to appreciate the vastness and beauty of the ocean.
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Awe-Inspiring Ocean Quotes And Sayings
The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors. – Phillip Diole
Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.
Every drop in the ocean counts. – Yoko Ono
To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore. – Unknown
The human desire to obtain more is a sieve that can never be filled with all the water from the world’s oceans. – Will Bowen
Let the waves carry you where the light cannot. – Mohit Kaushik
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is a society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – Lord Byron
If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee-deep in the sand. – Crystal Woods
If peace flows like a river, may it flow into the ocean of our souls. – J. Autherine
The oceans roar is music to the soul.
If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air – Nayyirah Waheed
The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace. – M. L. Borges, By The Sea
Time and tide wait for no man. – Saint Marker
The Earth is a complex, fascinating place. From its vast oceans to its towering mountains, arid deserts, and lush forests, the beauty and wonder of our planet is truly staggering
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. – Jonathan Winters
Quotes About Sea And Sky
It was one of those days when the ocean takes on all the colors of the rainbow and smiles up from the coral reef in glowing hues, – Matt Warshaw
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. – Albert Schweitzer
Life is as inexorable as the sea. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats … Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn, in their own rhythm. And the boats – they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor. – Cynthia Voigt
Thought is the wind, knowledge is the sail, and mankind is the vessel. – August Hare
Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. – Sarah Kay
We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea. – The Little Mermaid, Under the Sea
Thalassophile (n) A lover of the sea, someone who loves the sea/ocean.
Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.
Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.
I am happy anywhere I can see the ocean.
The ocean is my happy place.
Me and the ocean: Love at first sight.
To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? – Walt Whitman
At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space. – Natalie Wood
When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. – Rainer Maria Rilke
The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! – Bryan W. Procter
I wanted freedom, open air, and adventure. I found it on the sea. – Alain Gerbeault
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. – Arthur C. Clarke
High tides. Good vibes.
You, me, and the sea.
Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, but in the end, it is always beautiful.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea. – Ovid
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in a storm. – Willa Cather
Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest. – George Washington
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zan
At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.– Robin Lee Graham
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drowning in its monstrosity. – Alysha Speer
I lost my heart to the sea.
Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart. – Sylvia Earle
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. – Robert Henri
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better. – Sir Francis Drake
Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free. – Christy Ann Martine
Best Sea Quotes and Captions
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilius Syrus
As the sea is beautiful not only in the calm but also in the storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.– Ivan Panin
Dear Ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humbled, inspired, and salty …all at once.
A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life. – Linda Gerber
I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. – Anais Nin
The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective. – Beyoncé Knowles
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul…the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in saltwater. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land. – Jimmy Buffet
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. – Henry Beston
Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home. – Sylvia Earle
Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be. – Erica Billups
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came… – John F. Kennedy
Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. – Heinrich Zimmer
The sea does not like to be restrained. – Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
And the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home. – Larry Ferguson
For whatever we lose (like you or me), it’s always our self we find in the sea. – E. E. Cummings
The sea possesses a power over one’s moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so. – Henrik Ibsen
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. – Dave Barry
The waves of the sea help me get back to me. – Jill Davis
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. – Kahlil Gibran
Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides
Quotes about the Sea
The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.
The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea. – Karen Blixen
The sound and smell of the sea cleanse my soul.
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes. – Moana, How Far I’ll Go
With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. – Sylvia Earle
My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water. – Langston Hughes
To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there. – Gertrude Ederle
Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. – Van Morrison
Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.
The ocean’s roar is music to the soul.
A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. – Webb Chiles
Follow the river and you will find the sea. – French Proverb
Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in. – A.D. Posey
Ideas are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. – Carl Schurz
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. – Aristotle Onassis
There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. – Khalil Gibran
Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. – Vanessa Paradis
Things aren’t always as they appear on the surface
Water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. – Margaret Atwood
Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.
You are the only fish in the sea for me.
Meet me where the sky touches the sea. – Jennifer Donnelly
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. – Robert Wyland
Ocean separates lands, not souls. – Munia Khan
I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it. – Siouxsie Sioux
Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. – Sonia Gandhi
The sea appears all golden, Beneath the sun-lit sky. – Heinrich Heine
Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
In the waves of change, we find our direction.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mahatma Gandhi
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa.
Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. – John Joly
The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure. – Cornelia Funke
Sea Captions For Instagram
We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.
Wild and free, just like the sea.
Life is simple: just add water.
Let the sea set you free.
If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you’re lucky enough.
Our love is as deep as the ocean.
If you want to know how much I love you, count all the waves in the sea.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. – Rumi
As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.
I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.
Rough seas make stronger sailors. Tough times build greater people. – Robin Sharma
But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? – Joshua Slocum
Great sea captains are made in rough waters and deep seas. – Kathryn Kuhlman
We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. – Martin Luther King
The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. – Rachel Carson
There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands. – Cecelia Ahern
All hearts float in their own deep oceans of no light, wetblack and glimmering, their four mouths gulping like fish. Hearts are said to pound: this is to be expected, the heart’s regular struggle against being drowned. – Margaret Attwood
White sand beaches, turquoise waters, and red sky sunsets. – Julie Bradley
Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction – Unknown
If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the distant lips of a seashell – Curtis Tyrone Jones
Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy. – Bethany Hamilton
Calm Sea Quotes
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger. – Lauren Myracle
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea. – Francis Bacon
The sea lives in every one of us. – Robert Wyland
I feel we are all islands – in a common sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The sea is as near as we come to another world. – Anne Stevenson
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. – Kate Chopin
She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air. – Holly Black
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too. – Vincent van Gogh
And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came. – John F. Kennedy
In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves. – Rolf Edberg
While inner beauty stays permanent like an ocean. By all means, hold strong to your inner beauty. – Edmond Mbiaka
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul. No moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality. Just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean. – Lana Del Rey
We could learn to leave things alone and rest in the awareness – the ocean – rather than being thrown around by the waves. This is what meditation practice is all about. – Gelong Thubten
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.― Avery Sawyer
If we look at the ocean in a calm, there is something imposing in its aspect; stretched out in its sleeping tranquility, but looking fearfully deep, and its silence seems like that of the lion when crouching for its prey. – Jenny M Parker
Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life. They bring new food for shore creatures and take ships out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse, and our own heartbeat. – Tamora Pierce
The sea appears all golden, Beneath the sun-lit sky. – Heinrich Heine
The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. – King Solomon
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. … Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t. – Bill Hybels
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott
No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink.
I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist. – William Wordsworth
The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home… – Christopher Columbus
It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel. – Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I’m touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again. – Lauren DeStefano
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey. – Enya
What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it. – Cesare Pavese
Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life. – J.K. Rowling
Each kiss of an ocean wave is passed along, as long as there is life on and in the seas. – Anthony T. Hincks
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part. – Hermann Broch
Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean!
The sound and smell of the sea cleanses my soul.
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. – Anonymous
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. – Christopher Reeve
Hark now hear the sailors cry, Smell the seas and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly – Van Morrison
We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. – William James
Be alone with the sea for it is there you will find answers to questions you didn’t realize exist. – Khang Kijarro Nguyen
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Funny Sea Quotes And Puns For Beach Lovers
All I need is a good dose of vitamin sea.
Seas the day.
Long time, no sea.
I’m a true oceanholic.
Go with the flow.
I need to be sea habilitated.
Happier than a seagull with a French fry.
I was a mermaid for this sea-sun.
Sea la vie!
If there’s a will there’s a wave.
See you soon!
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