126+ Best Ocean Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ocean is a very large area of sea. Inspirational ocean quotes will open your mind and heart to understand how ethereal and majestic the ocean is.

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Famous Ocean Quotes

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

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft

Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy. Bethany Hamilton

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. Christopher Paolini

What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams. Werner Herzog

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

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part. Hermann Broch

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. H. P. Lovecraft

The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey. Enya

The ocean is a mighty harmonist. William Wordsworth

The ocean is the lifeblood of our world. If we were to lose our fish that we appreciate so much by overfishing; or if we were to lose some of our favorite beaches to overbuilding and pollution, then how would we feel? It’s become a case of not knowing wha Aaron Peirsol

Never underestimate the power of the ocean. Heidi Klum

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Pouring forth its seas everywhere, then, the ocean envelops the earth and fills its deeper chasms. Nicolaus Copernicus

Every drop in the ocean counts. Yoko Ono

The sea is the universal sewer. Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

Health to the ocean means health for us. Sylvia Earle

The ocean moans over dead men’s bones. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean! Mehmet Murat ildan

Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode. Edmund Waller

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. Wyland

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

The cure for anything is saltwater? Sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen

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

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach? waiting for a gift from the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. Heinrich Zimmer

The sea lives in every one of us. Wyland

The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau

That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. John Joly

The waves of the sea help me get back to me. Jill Davis

If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the lips of a seashell. Curtis Tyrone Jones

She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air. Holly Black

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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

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 its audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers. Cecelia Ahern

You will love the ocean. It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger. Lauren Myracle

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of you are found all the aspects of existence. Kahlil Gibran Jr.

The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective. It humbles you. Beyoncé Knowles

Doesn’t it seem to you that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal? Gustave Flaubert

It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids. Anthony T.Hincks

I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, […] the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colorful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen Sally Andrew

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

Whenever I find myself growing grim […] I quietly take to the ship. Almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me. Herman Melville

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. William James

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

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

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. Rachel Carson

The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. Virginia Woolf

Vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing. E.F. Benson

Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea. Holly Black

There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds. Jon Kabat-Zinn

It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me. Anthony T. Hincks

How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again. Timothy Joshua Chia

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There is something about the ocean that never fails to amaze me, the way she never fails to kiss the shores even though she is sent away, the way her waves can be both calm and terrifying and the way she never fails to soothe my soul. Tilicia Haridat

The universe is an ocean upon which we are the waves. While some decide to surf, others venture to dive. Charbel Tadros

When she saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leaped inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean. Sharon Brubake

When we walk along the beach and feel the sand beneath our toes and then the surf sends small waves to gently caress our feet; then we smell the saltiness upon the wind; that is when we know that we have come home from whence we came. Anthony T. Hincks

What she really loved was to hang over the edge and watch the bow of the ship slice through the waves. She loved it especially when the waves were high, and the ship rose and fell. Kristin Cashore

Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms, but she never sang her song. Santosh Kalwar

I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean. Ai Yazawa

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

I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. Gary Paulsen

I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension. Guy de Maupassant

A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life. Linda Gerber

The ocean has a life of its own. Its tides, whirlpools, currents and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions. Anthony T. Hincks

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

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea. E.E. Cummings

Each kiss of an ocean wave is passed along, as long as there is life on and in the seas. Anthony T. Hincks

A full moon sprinkled the black ocean with diamonds, and she could imagine fairies dancing in the silver foam that laced the huge, dark waves. Patricia Hagan

Mouseclick the ocean, calling out to us both. A song of freedom and longing. Alexandra Christo

Ah, well, then you’ve never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in, the water stretching out from you until it’s beyond sight, moving and blue and alive and so much bigger than even the black beyond seems because the ocean hides what it contains. Patrick Ness

‎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

What an incomparable creature is the sea! Julian Hawthorne

The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities… If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry. Rachel Carson

Let the waves carry you where the light can not. Mohit Kaushik

The deep roar of the ocean. The break of waves on farther shores that thought can find. The silent thunders of the deep. And from among it, voices calling, and yet not voices, humming trillings, wordlings, and half-articulated songs of thought. Douglas Adams

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The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched. Ann Brashares

Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean. Alison McGhee

Water is the driving force in nature. Leonardo da Vinci

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

The waves came up towards us, fumbling and gnawing at the beach like an immense soft mouth. Ross Macdonald

The sea knows no limits, makes no concessions. It has given us everything and it can take everything away from us. John Ajvide Lindqvist

I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony. Gustave Flaubert

Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive and that’s what makes the calm sea alive Munia Khan

The sea beckoned to me, and all reality was lost—swept away in the entrancing song of the tide. Meredith T. Taylor

Summer is calling me with the music of an ocean breeze. I must go dance with the waves of love. Debasish Mridha

Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean. A.D. Posey

The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart. Christina Henry

If peace flows like a river, may it flow into the ocean of our souls. J. Autherine

The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping. Virginia Woolf

The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure. Cornelia Funke

Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. Sir Richard Francis Burton

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an ocean in a drop. Joy N. Hensley

You could start now, and spend another forty years learning about the sea without running out of new things to know. Peter Benchley

Don’t spend your entire life building a ship, without ever tasting the salt of the ocean. Alexander Den Heijer

We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us Suzanne van der Veeken

And as the drop kissed the ocean, it became the ocean itself. Sw. Chidananda Tirtha

I wish I could describe the feeling of being at sea, the anguish, frustration, and fear, the beauty that accompanies threatening spectacles, the spiritual communion with creatures in whose domain I sail. Steve Callahan

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all. D.H. Lawrence

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. Nikos Kazantzakis

Sea, I am like you, filled with broken voices, Guillaume Apollinaire

All rivers pay homage to the ocean for it lies lowest. Jeffrey Fry

The sea, he thought, had treasured its memories deeper than the faithless land. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Life is like an ocean, jump right in. Cliff Hannold

Only you could have won me away from the sea. I came back from the ends of the earth for you. George R.R. Martin

Beneath the foggy sky the glowing sea is hazy, the soft light of a scarf over a lamp. Melissa Barbeau

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 ocean of life just by dreaming about it, you have to jump in and swim Debasish Mridha

If the private life of the sea could ever be transposed onto paper, it would talk not about rivers or rain or glaciers or of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, but of the millions of encounters its waters have shared with creatures of another nature. Federico Chini

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea. Virginia Woolf

We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. Mother Teresa

I have always been consumed with one desire; to touch and see as much as possible of the earth and the sea before I die. Nikos Kazantzakis

A river starts by longing for the ocean. Will Advise

The sea was like another member of the household, a recalcitrant child at times, a soothing aunt at others. She crooned them awake; she crooned them to sleep. Everywhere, there was the smell of salt. Hala Alyan

Find comfort in the rhythm of the sea. Charlotte Eriksson

A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach, and drifted back to the sea again, wondering where to go next. On a mad impulse, it went up to the beach again. It drifted back to sea. Douglas Adams

The ocean is both my mistress and my lover. How else can I explain her salty kiss that is still on my lips. Anthony T. Hincks

The most interesting feeling when watching an ocean is this: It seems like something will come from the distant horizon but actually nothing comes! Mehmet Murat Ildan

You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins. Thomas Traherne

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth, and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. J.R.R. Tolkien

Those who did not know the ocean well forgot its solidity, its brutality. When it slammed into them with the force of cold metal they were appalled. Robert Galbraith

And this feeling of moving with the earth was somewhat like the feeling of being in the ocean, out in the ocean beyond this rising and falling of the breakers, lying on the moving water, pulsing gently with the swells, and feeling the gentle, inexorable tug of the moon. Madeleine L’Engle

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

The ocean was magical to her, its depths and mysteries were boundless, its call irresistible. Jeff Mariotte

As long as I have air in my lungs, I will have the wind in my sails. Anthony T. Hincks

The sea has boundless patience. Craig Robertson

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