104+ Best Floating Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Floating Quotes

I write in the most classical French because this form is necessary for my novels: to translate the murky, floating, unsettling atmosphere I wanted them to have, I had to discipline it into the clearest, most traditional language possible. — Patrick Modiano

Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity. — Shashi Tharoor

I really want to dive in the kelp forests of Monterey Bay in California. I hear it’s like floating through a forest. — Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

My mother’s from Thailand, and they’re very strict about girls in bikinis, but I would love to do a shoot in the floating market in Thailand. — Chrissy Teigen

I’ve had several joint surgeries just to get floating bone chips and different things removed. — The Undertaker

What’s funny is I probably still have some calligraphy business cards floating out in the world, and I can’t wait for someone to call me in a month or something, and say, ‘Can you do these for my son’s Bar Mitzvah?’ — Meghan Markle

Even though there are incredible songs floating around Nashville, it’s important for me to have my voice heard. — Kelsea Ballerini

When I was maybe 22, 23 years old or so, I was sort of floating in between New Japan, Ring of Honor, TNA – not really committed to one place. — T. J. Perkins

We’re all humans living on this tiny little rock, floating through space at, like, thousands of miles an hour. We should all just get along. — Finn Balor

I’m everywhere; I’m just a soul that’s floating around here on earth. — Lauren Jauregui

You think of floating on a rock in space as so alien, but that’s exactly what we’re doing. — Winnie Harlow

When I write plays, I’m already seeing the shapes on stage, of the actors and their interaction, and so on and so forth. I don’t think I’ve ever written one play as an abstract piece, as a literary piece, floating in the air somewhere, to be flushed out later on. — Wole Soyinka

Spiritually, I’m a floating entity, but Buddhism is as close as I can get to describing it. — Donovan

I’m floating between multiple media. I really wish you could buy the hardcover book and it would come with the digital download and audible version. I spend stupid amounts of money because I’m usually buying my books in at least two formats. — Atul Gawande

I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle. — Sally Ride

There’s probably a bunch of Power Stripe floating through the Def Jam offices right now. — Method Man

So often we talk about saving the planet, but what we really mean is to save the planet the way it is, so we can live here. So that is can sustain us. Because the planet doesn’t need to be saved. It doesn’t care if all the squirrels, elephants, and trees die and there’s just a couple of amoebas floating around at the poles. — Dave Matthews

You know, west Texas is already beautiful to view from the ground. I can’t even imagine what it must look like as you’re floating down to Earth in a capsule making its return trip from outer space. — Will Hurd

For most of my life I’ve liked to pretend I live in a starship. Punching in fake codes to get into doorways that obviously are not secure. I love that idea of living on a spaceship. Because essentially we are: a gigantic thing floating in some infinite darkness that’s running on principles that we don’t even understand. — Reggie Watts

I’m really looking forward to it, if you can imagine floating weightless, watching the world pour by through the big bay window of the space station playing a guitar; just a tremendous place to think about where we are in history. — Chris Hadfield

I’m not like, ‘I act.’ I’m like, ‘I’m kinda floating. I kinda did this movie; it was kinda like going to camp, and I don’t really know what any of this means!’ — Sasha Lane

When I was seven and watched an episode of ‘Beyond 2000’ that featured a floating armchair, I thought we’d definitely have one of those by 15, at the latest. — Stella Young

I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people. — Moby

Indie world won’t have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds. — Billy Corgan

In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand. — Trent Reznor

Chris Kyle was a human being, a Texan, Navy SEAL, father, husband, brother, friends to many, and a hero to many; this, at a time when we need all the heroes we can get. I knew him to be a good person, regardless of all the hype floating around in the media. — Brandon Webb

When we first get to space, we feel sick. Your body is really confused. You’re dizzy. Your lunch is floating around in your belly because you’re floating. What you see doesn’t match what you feel, and you want to throw up. — Chris Hadfield

There’s something about some of my favorite musicals that they put me in a sort of heightened state where I feel like I’m floating out of the theater rather than walking out. — Damien Chazelle

For me personally, snorkeling in a cove in Hawaii, floating along, and looking at all the animals and the colors – I mean, that’s pretty peaceful. — Stephen Hillenburg

Maybe the search for life shouldn’t restrict attention to planets like Earth. Science fiction writers have other ideas: balloon-like creatures floating in the dense atmospheres of planets such as Jupiter, swarms of intelligent insects, nano-scale robots and more. — Martin Rees

All these old images of me floating across the screen, the terrible chasm of what you were and what you are. I know who I am, but these people who see me as I was then don’t. — Diana Rigg

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do. — Edward Abbey

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island. — William Blackstone

I have a lot of feminist idols. My favorite thing about growing up in Arkansas – well, not favorite but something I’ve always felt grateful for – was that I really had to dig for what I could. There was no Internet. There wasn’t tons of feminist literature floating around. — Beth Ditto

You know the way Washington works. Once you start floating ideas, they are immediately attacked by all the different interest groups before the ideas can be brought to fruition. — Judd Gregg

There’s not many guys that can pitch at the top of the rotation floating around the league. — Jake Arrieta

I think we are here to challenge ourselves and make ourselves better people and not just sit around in the world simply floating through life. You should be trying to do something great and making yourself better. You should be trying to evolve. That’s what I’m trying to do, and that is very important to me. — Dominick Cruz

I love getting the pontoon boat out, and I don’t get to do it as much anymore. If I know in two weeks or a month from now I’ve got three days off, I can start planning for that stuff, getting out there with friends and family and relaxing, just floating around and hanging out. — Blake Shelton

In my state of spiritual abstraction, I no longer belong to myself and to my eyesight. I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits. — Reinhold Messner

I loathe nowheres – airports and bland hotels. I would rather be in an unpleasant, uncomfortable place rather than one just adrift, floating around. — Monty Don

Your arms don’t hang by your side in space like they do on Earth because there is no gravity. It feels awkward to have them floating in front of me. — Scott Kelly

I’m happy that I have my family, and I’m happy that I had Virginia, where I grew up, to retreat to any time I felt overwhelmed. Whenever there were times when I felt like the rug was being pulled out from under me and I was floating in this crazy space, I would stop and go back to that neighborhood and realize nothing’s changed, really. — Dave Grohl

In terms of me being a Christian, going to Israel was really cool. Going to the West Bank, Bethlehem, floating in the Dead Sea – that was great for me. — Larry Fitzgerald

It’s easy to sleep floating around – it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something! — Sally Ride

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall. — Jerry Saltz

People need to be made conscious of a very simple reality: we have no choice but to share this planet, this small blue sphere floating in the vast reaches of space, with all of our fellow ‘passengers.’ — Daisaku Ikeda

The Arctic has huge glaciers, frozen waterfalls and floating ice. This is scenery on which man has left no mark, which has stayed unchanged for centuries, wild, bleak, hauntingly beautiful; it is a part of God’s creation we have made no effort to tame. — Ann Widdecombe

I’m never running for office. I love being able to speak to members of Congress or members of the Senate and floating on either side, because it takes all of us. It’s going to take both of them. — Ian Somerhalder

A squirrel attacked me. I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park. They’re dangerous. It’s rare. I’ve torn most of the ligaments in my knee. So no football for me. It’s early retirement now. I’ve got a floating knee-cap! — Niall Horan

I’ve always thought it’d be nice to be seaweed, kind of just floating about. — Devendra Banhart

Sometimes it seems President Obama lives in a parallel universe where facts are floating around to be plucked out of suspended animation. Never more so than on the effects of the Affordable Care Act. — Stephen Moore

As an educator, I try to get people to be fundamentally curious and to question ideas that they might have or that are shared by others. In that state of mind, they have earned a kind of inoculation against the fuzzy thinking of these weird ideas floating around out there. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

I want the camerawork to fit the narrative and tell the story from the point of view of the character, but sometimes, to be interacting with the sensations of the story, you almost become like a ghost, you know? Like, someone that is floating, observing, not really judging what’s going on. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that’s not it. It’s a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome. — Mindy Kaling

Conducting ‘Tristan’ is like floating in amniotic fluid, but having worked on it for three months, I now know why people who go near it go so strange. — Simon Rattle

I was missing the main weight-bearing bone in both legs. And the left leg, I didn’t have a full knee. It was a floating knee. I had six toes. My hands were webbed, and I also have one kidney. I don’t have a full bicep on my right side. Thank God my hair didn’t get ruined. — Oksana Masters

When I took a couple of years to do the documentaries after I left ‘American Morning’ – what was I gone for, five years? – I didn’t feel that I was floating under the radar. — Soledad O’Brien

I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one – like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere. — Gillian Flynn

By 1993, the Stone Roses had become this huge, beautiful cruise ship just floating about in the middle of nowhere with no captain. — Ian Brown

When I found out about being cast in ‘Spider-Man,’ it was like this bubble developed around me. I was floating in it for a while. And then, suddenly, it evaporated, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m just an actor. I don’t get to actually be Spider-Man.’ — Andrew Garfield

The simple, stupefying truth that, as a woman, I am a minute ocean, in the dark tropic of whose womb eggs lay coded as roe, floating in the sea that wet-nursed us all, moved me deeply. — Diane Ackerman

We are bits of energy floating about in various guises, and when we die we rejoin the big cosmic soup of the universe. — Bat for Lashes

There is an audition floating around somewhere that I did for ‘Bates Motel.’ — Timothee Chalamet

One of the most marvelous features of Canton is the city of house boats, floating and stationary, in which about a quarter of a million people live and, it may with truth be added, are born and die. This population is quite distinct in race from the land population of Canton, which looks down upon it as a pariah and alien caste. — Isabella Bird

When our band took off, we were all in this microcosm of a hurricane or whatever it was. It was a crazy, crazy dream come true with nightmares floating around it, and all sorts of stuff was happening, and my Crohn’s was happening. — Mike McCready

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 the space shuttle’s engines cut off, and you’re finally in space, in orbit, weightless… I remember unstrapping from my seat, floating over to the window, and that’s when I got my first view of Earth. Just a spectacular view, and a chance to see our planet as a planet. — Sally Ride

I don’t think we spend enough time in silence, just realizing what’s floating around in our noggin. — Sandra Bullock

I thought that there must be an easier way to explain how a gravitational wave interacts with matter: If one just looked at the most primitive thing of all, 3D floating masses out in space, and look at how the space between them changed because of the gravitational wave coming between them. — Rainer Weiss

I really do feel like Los Angeles is my home now and, as cliche as this sounds, I felt like I found myself here and I really know who I am now. There was a long period like I was drifting or floating through life, and now I feel like I have a definitive target – and future. — Ryan Kwanten

I did a film called ‘Floating’ early on that had a scene which was similar to a real-life situation I was in at the time. It involved me having a conversation with my father, who was dying. It was close to home and it made me realise acting wasn’t just making faces for the cameras, it was a real art form. — Norman Reedus

Whether you’ve seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise. — Martha Beck

The obvious thing to me was, let’s take freely floating masses in space and measure the time it takes light to travel between them. The presence of a gravitational wave would change that time. Using the time difference, one could measure the amplitude of the wave. — Rainer Weiss

I feel like I’m 100 years old. I can’t tell you what I did today. I can’t tell you what I did for seven years. I can’t tell you. It happens so seamlessly – I’m just floating along and seven years go by. — Fiona Apple

On Memorial Day, I was out floating on Lake Norman and came across Denny Hamlin. We struck up a conversation, and one of the first things we were talking about was how much it helped him when he started racing the Cup car and how much it helped his Nationwide program. — Danica Patrick

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. — Rabindranath Tagore

No one person invented Mulberry. The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew. — Lord Mountbatten

See, Heaven is not someplace on a disc in the sky floating around, it’s right here amongst us. — Sylvia Browne

In ‘Gravity,’ nearly everything is a metaphor for the main character. The way I tend to approach a film is that character and background are equally important; one informs the other. Here, Sandra Bullock is caught between Earth and the void of the universe, just floating there in between. We use the debris as a metaphor for adversity. — Alfonso Cuaron

In secondary school I was floating – I wasn’t passionate about anything. I did a little sport, but it was pretty joyless because the competitiveness was too much to bear. — Andrew Garfield

When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. — Constantin Brancusi

A lot of the records you buy, there’s nothing you can hold in your hand, it’s all 1’s and 0’s, this digital cloud floating in the ether. but with analog albums, you can hold it in your hand. — Dave Grohl

When you freefall for 7,000 feet it doesn’t feel like you’re falling: it feels like you’re floating, a bit like scuba diving. — Benedict Cumberbatch

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. — James Baldwin

I want to be a dad. That’s floating to the top of my list. I think it’s such an important thing. I’m at the age where everyone has kids, and I ask them, ‘Is it like a puppy?’ And they go, ‘It’s 10 times a puppy.’ — Jimmy Fallon

After floating for nine and a half months in space, gravity is not your friend. — Peggy Whitson

I remember, with Kendrick on ‘To Pimp a Butterfly,’ I was in tears. I literally was because it had pulled me and pushed me and stretched me and crushed me and expanded me. It was like I didn’t know which way was up. By the end of it, I felt like I was floating in the ocean like a carcass. — Thundercat

I won’t be able to do what I’m doing forever. There aren’t that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks. — Cher

Kids would come up to me after concerts and give me drawings they’ve made of violins or, you know, landscapes with a violin floating in it or some sketch of a concert or a portrait of me. — Hilary Hahn

There’s a long way to fall when you pretend that you’re so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that’s protected by fame or success. It’s scary, and it’s the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame. — Rihanna

Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions. — Robert Fulghum

Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you’re drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you. — Tom Hardy

Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies. — Vitruvius

When you really break it down to the way the world works, we’re all little humans floating on a gas ball in the middle of space. That’s the reality of our situation. And we’ve created these concepts and constructs that move us away from that. — Lauren Jauregui

I envisioned an extremely long network of floating barriers – they’re like curtains floating in the ocean which are attached to the seabed. So what happens is that the current comes around and plastic gets pushed towards these barriers. And because it’s in a V-shape, the plastic gets push towards the center. — Boyan Slat

Tell me who you want to see on the Left, and I’ll hire them. If you give me a big name that’s out there, that’s floating around and wants work, I’d be happy to hire them. — Roger Ailes

I feel like there’s already a written narrative going on everywhere. All the different situations and realities you’re in, like words floating by. It’s something that I didn’t start thinking about until recently, but you can hitch that ride, that narrative that’s already been created. You just have to read it and write it down. — Bill Callahan

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve obliterated my diet with a binge session. One second, I’m floating along just fine, four days into a successful low-carb lifestyle. The next? I’m standing alone in a dark kitchen, eating a sleeve of Ritz crackers and cream cheese with a spoon. — Rachel Hollis

I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons, because I was scared of floating away. — Fiona Apple

I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I’m too something. I’m too this, I’m too that. And my music has never really had a home. I’ve been this floating alternative. I’m too mainstream for alternative. I’m too alternative for mainstream. And I’m just kind of wandering. — K. D. Lang

You know how fighting fish do it? They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they’re constantly repairing it. It’s as if they live in both elements. — Audre Lorde

Basically I have a fleet of cleanup systems floating around, up to 50 that we plan on deploying. — Boyan Slat

When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition. — Neil Strauss

You go to a beach, you see a lot of plastic. It’s out of the ocean, it stays out of the ocean, so that’s good. But the thing is that in this Great Pacific garbage patch, this area twice the size of Texas, there’s simply no coastlines to collect plastic. So the idea is to have these very long floating barriers. — Boyan Slat

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