Ocean Quotes and Sayings

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.
– Pam Shaw

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.
– Christopher Columbus

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

Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark.
– Bob Dylan

And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and i will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain…
– Van Morrison

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
– Joseph Conrad

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It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.
– Hunter S. Thompson

Do what we will, the Colorado will one day find an unimpeded way to the sea.
– Donald Worster

Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere – without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet’s future.
– Fred Krupp

Always remember that the ocean delights in feeling your feet in her eternal bath
– Wyland

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
– William Wordsworth

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

The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves
– Wyland

Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.
– Fabien Cousteau

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No love is Like an ocean with the dizzy procession of the waves’ boundaries
– Jack Spicer

Ever since I was a child I’ve felt connected to water: lakes, rivers, streams––I love to jump in and swim around. But it’s the ocean where I go for rejuvenation, revelation, and solace.
– Susan Rockefeller

Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean
– Jimi Hendrix

My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea.
– George Gordon Byron

It is important to remember that the ocean’s resources are finite. The commitment these kids are making here today is a clear and compelling call to all of us to pay attention to our ocean.
– Ted Danson

I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.
– Sally Andrew

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

The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.
– Beyoncé Knowles

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

I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.
Helen Keller

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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. The sea.
– Gary Paulsen

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

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Hark, now hear the sailors cry / smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
– Van Morrison

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

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