45 Quotes About the Ocean That Will Have You Transfixed Instantly

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Give your worries to the ocean.

Ocean Quotes For The Mind And Soul

The human species has been fascinated with the ocean since the beginning of time. We just can't help being captivated by its vast mystery. Plenty of famous quotes about the ocean remind us just how majestic it really is. Some might even argue that the ocean is man's favorite metaphor.

The ocean has been discussed in books, poems, movies - you name it. Fantastic tales of the sea have molded our childhoods. Some of our favorite films are set far offshore. You couldn't flee the grasp of our marvelous oceans even if you tried!

Don't bother trying to fight off the tide. We've gathered some of our favorite words about the ocean right here. Let these quotes instill peace and serenity within your soul. Whether you grew up on the coast or as a landlocked sea-lover at heart, these ocean quotes will ease your mind.

Ocean Quotes That Will Bring You Peace

  • "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

  • "Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark." - Bob Dylan

  • "She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar." - Janet Fitch

  • "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

  • "You will love the ocean. It makes you feel so... I don't know. Small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you're part of something bigger." - Lauren Myracle

  • "I go to the ocean to say goodbye." - Charlotte Eriksson

  • "‎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

  • "And the sea has boundless patience." - Craig Robertson

  • "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

Ocean Quotes You Didn't Know You Needed

  • "It's the kiss of the ocean that leaves the taste of salt on my lips and a longing for more in my heart." - Anthony T. Hincks

  • "I sail the ocean depths, not to travel the world, but because I fell in love with her changing moods." - Anthony T. Hincks

  • "The shipwrecked captains have already conquered the sight of an immense blue ocean." - Alan Maiccon

  • "It is impossible, on a day like this, to tell sea from sky." - Melissa Barbeau

  • "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

  • "As she always did, when she went over the dune and saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leapt inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean." - Sharon Brubaker

  • "I could make do with that misery and take my solace from the water." - Sue Monk Kidd

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

  • "When rocks fall from the cliff, the ocean will rise to meet the sky." - Anthony T. Hincks

Quotes About The Beauty Of The Ocean

  • "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 sung her song." - Santosh Kalwar

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

  • "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 was happy anywhere I could see the ocean." - Ai Yazawa

  • "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

  • "And the ocean, calling out to us both. A song of freedom and longing." - Alexandra Christo

  • "It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us." - Jackson Pearce

  • "The ocean is a dangerous place, but it's also a place you can still go and have to yourself, a place that's clean and, yes, wild. If you go into the ocean you're making a choice. You need to know you can drown, you can get lost, or you can be eaten by great beasts." - David Helvarg

  • "I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides." - Dejan Stojanovic

Ocean Quotes That Instill Tranquility

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

  • "Whenever I look at the ocean, I always want to talk to people, but when I'm talking to people, I always want to look at the ocean." - Haruki Murakami

  • "I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world." - J.A. Redmerski

  • "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

  • "A pool just isn't the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life." - Linda Gerber

  • "The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession therof." - Queen Elizabeth

  • "I don't trust the ocean, either; it would kill me as soon as not. It doesn't mean I'm afraid of it." - Maggie Stiefvater

  • "Ocean separates lands, not souls.." - Munia Kha

  • "The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water." - Langston Hughes

Ocean Quotes To Calm Your Mind

  • "I have always wanted to give you the world, so I started giving you pieces of the oceans that kept us apart." - Karen Quan

  • "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

  • "I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed." - Anne Spollen

  • "It's the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids." - Anthony T. Hincks

  • "Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return." - Kamand Kojouri

  • "He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud." - Victor Hugo

  • "Knowledge is knowing the depth of the ocean. Wisdom is knowing till where to swim." - Saleem Sharma

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

  • "Life without the determination to do something meaningful each day is like a ship sailing in the vast oceans without a glimpse of the shore." - Dr. Prem Jagyasi

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