100+ Best Sea Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sea is the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth’s surface. Profoundly inspirational sea quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Sea Quotes

The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential. — Billy Gibbons

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. — Jeanne Moreau

Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances – men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea! — William Booth

The darkest period of my life, so far, arrived the summer I was pregnant with my eldest son. The future was growing in me with all of its terrifying unpredictability, and I found myself anxious, unable to work and woefully at sea. — Lauren Groff

‘Changes in Latitudes’ began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that. — Will Hobbs

The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it? — Georges Duhamel

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner. — Jonas Salk

Other lands may have their charms, and the sunny skies of other climes may be regretted, but it is with pride and gladness that the wanderer sets foot again on British soil, thanking God for the religion and the liberty which have made this weather-beaten island in a northern sea to be the light and glory of the world. — Isabella Bird

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It has been popular to threaten small islands and low-lying coasts with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries. — Nils-Axel Morner

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. — William Osler

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language, English, which is the language of success in America. — Ernest Istook

Suffering from dysentery at sea was no picnic. — Pamela Stephenson

Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere. — Brigham Young

I have vertigo. Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It’s like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas. — Laura Hillenbrand

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions. — Nikolai Gogol

Today, human civilization is drowning in a sea of lies. — L. Neil Smith

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There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire. — Gamal Abdel Nasser

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons when you can see the weather coming and going, which lends itself to photography. — Graeme Le Saux

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. — Aristotle Onassis

There is no new wave, only the sea. — Claude Chabrol

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor. — Edward E. Barnard

The most alarming of all man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrecoverable; the chain of evil it initiates not only in the world that must support life but in living tissues is for the most part irreversible. In this now universal contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister and little-recognized partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world-the very nature of its life. — Rachel Carson

The sea change that has come is the information age. We don’t have to just read The New York Times anymore. We can pull up something on the Internet and get any news that we like. — Pete du Pont

The sea is not rising. It hasn’t risen in 50 years. — Nils-Axel Morner

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes. — Alan Keyes

A sea setting us upon the ice has brought us close to danger. — Henry Hudson

I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more. — Bryan Procter

I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion. — George Grey

When you’re young, you don’t really know quite what you’re aiming at. You’re very impulsive and acting on impulse, which is very important and valuable. But you’re kind of swimming in a blind sea. When you get older, you have more of a sense of direction. — Sinead O’Connor

I think female solitude is a mental condition as well as a physical state. You can be married and a spinster. I think spinster is an identity every woman can claim, if she will… I feel like a lot of women, or a lot of feminists, joke about taking to the sea or living alone in a cottage as this kind of fun freedom. — Mallory Ortberg

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles, is not undertaken without money. — Lewis Hallam

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. — Franz Kafka

I try not to read the Internet because it’s mostly just a sea of hatred. — Will Gluck

I have no intention of resigning, and confidently expect to resume official duties within three months. — Frederick William Borden

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring – and where the sea might deposit you – until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure. — Andrew O’Hagan

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land. — Humphrey Gilbert

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics. — David Lloyd George

To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. — Edgar Lee Masters

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

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print. — Barbara Tuchman

encouraging sea quotes

I’m glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight. — Mercedes McCambridge

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it! — Daniel Dennett

When I was 11 years old, my parents wanted me to do something besides get in trouble. So they enrolled me in sailing classes at the Sea Shell Association in Santa Barbara, Calif. From the moment I climbed into that 8-foot dinghy in 1952, I knew instinctively what to do and sensed I had done it before. — David Crosby

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea. — Paul Tillich

The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change. — Tavis Smiley

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. — Honore de Balzac

All I can say to the kids is if you’ve a problem in fishing or life, if you talk to an older person, you’re gonna end up alright, because nine times out of 10, they’ve been through the same thing. — Rex Hunt

At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged. — Patch Adams

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. — Jimi Hendrix

Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that changes caused by planet-warming pollution – warmer seas, which can drive stronger storms, and more acidic oceans, which wreak havoc on the food chain – are even more deadly here. — Jeff Goodell

I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea. — Rafael Nadal

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

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft. — Lawrence Hargrave

I am so scared of the sea, so what did I do? Learned to scuba in the Great Barrier Reef. — Tracie Bennett

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. — John Muir

What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin. — Dave Attell

You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars. — Thomas Traherne

I remember having to read ‘The Old Man and the Sea,’ and I didn’t want to read it; I didn’t want to like Ernest Hemingway. I was being a stubborn teenager. — Dree Hemingway

I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing – I love sailing – and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore. — Connie Nielsen

The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature’s chain than for apparent exceptions. — Edward Forbes

If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air. — William Halsey

Once there were two brothers. One ran away to sea; the other was elected vice president of the United States. And nothing was heard of either of them again. — Thomas R. Marshall

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping. — Douglas Bader

greatest sea quotes

But when I played Woodstock, I’ll never forget that moment looking out over the hundreds of thousands of people, the sea of humanity, seeing all those people united in such a unique way. It just touched me in a way that I’ll never forget. — Edgar Winter

It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign Aries or Leo, its home, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy. — Max Heindel

Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, its a quiet thing. At least for me it was. — Ben Vereen

The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements. — Gerd von Rundstedt

I don’t think there’s any way we can save the polar bears. — Will Steger

Japan’s beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan’s land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what. — Shinzo Abe

I think that beauty can injure you to death. It can cause an injury that can never be cured. Or it can so traumatise you, your life changes direction. The beauty of the harmony of nature that is forever lost, or a daily rite that you perform, or diving into the sea for a swim. Those experiences are going to mark you. — Toni Servillo

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. — Vladimir Nabokov

I’ve spent a lot of very happy times in Edinburgh as a result of playing virtually every festival since 1996. It’s also a beautiful city in its own right, is walkable, within sight of the sea and mountains – and was too far north for the Luftwaffe to have done any damage, hence the spectacularly beautiful architecture. — Marcus Brigstocke

Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell. — Muhammad Iqbal

The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration. Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade. — Nils-Axel Morner

Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown. — Stephen Gardiner

Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea – the profound solitude – that does it for me. — Billy Campbell

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

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That’s not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That’s barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs. — Thomas Carper

I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos. — Bo Gritz

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden. — Frank Yerby

Coral reefs represent some of the worlds most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the seas most exquisite species will not survive. — Sheherazade Goldsmith

Hence a ship is said to head the sea, when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges. — William Falconer

If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him. — Henryk Sienkiewicz

Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking. — Derek Jarman

If you compare NASA’s annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA’s budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years. — Robert Ballard

There’s been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We’ve made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30. — Steve Odland

The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied, which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea. — Georges Cuvier

Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. — Leon Panetta

I must have made a good impression because a club official to us into his office and asked me if I would sign on for a year with a view to becoming a professional. — Harold Larwood

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea. — G. Stanley Hall

The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of. — Fred Hoyle

I love Miami; I miss it so much. I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea. — Genesis Rodriguez

The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth. — Henry Beston

We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party. — Lewis Thomas

The work to me is everything, and I would throw every rule overboard and send them to the bottom of the sea tomorrow, if I felt there were a more excellent way. — Thomas John Barnardo

I feel we are all islands – in a common sea. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience. — William Golding

Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly high in the sky, send instant messages around the globe, reflect on the past, assess the present and imagine the future. — Sylvia Earle

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