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The ocean is the lifeblood of our world.

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Top 10 Ocean Quotes

You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.

Oprah Winfrey
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You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an ocean in a drop.

Joy N. Hensley
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The sea is a field full of miracles where it shows nature’s resilience against destruction.

The Grumpy Guru
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Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.

Christy Ann Martine
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Don’t spend your entire life building a ship, without ever tasting the salt of the ocean.

Alexander Den Heijer
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Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.

Author Unknown
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I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.

Nnedi Okorafor
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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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Never underestimate the power of the ocean.

Heidi Klum
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I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it.

James Cameron
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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

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

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart. Sylvia Earle

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

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I threw bitter tears at the ocean, but all that came back was the tide. Sarah McLachlan

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

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

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

If you want to find a fish, look in the ocean. If you want to find yourself, look in your mind. Richard Gere

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

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

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

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston

Water is the driving force in nature. Leonardo da Vinci

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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

Our own greed and stupidity are taking away the beautiful world of Arctic Ocean sea ice, which once protected us from the impacts of climatic extremes. Now urgent action is needed if we are to save ourselves from the consequences. Peter Wadhams

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

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

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

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

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. B. R. Ambedkar

It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me.

Anthony T. Hincks

There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. Kahlil Gibran

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

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In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking. James Russell Lowell

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. Author Unknown

Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.

Jim Rohn

If we look at the ocean in a calm, there is something imposing in its aspect; stretched out in its sleeping tranquility, but looking fearfully deep, and its silence seems like that of the lion when crouching for its prey. Jenny M Parker

The sea lives in every one of us. Robert Wyland

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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

White sand beaches, turquoise waters, and red sky sunsets. Julie Bradley

The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace.

M. L. Borges

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

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Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. Vanessa Paradis

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Understanding the importance of the beach’s role vis-a-vis the land, the nearshore, and the ocean and its biodiversity is crucial to its protection and preservation. Orrin H. Pilkey

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We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa

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

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

I want to do everything I can in my own life to protect and preserve the ocean. Cody Simpson

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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

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There’s a magical energy and power from the ocean.

Jo Beverley

The ocean is an object of no small terror. Edmund Burke

Be alone with the sea for it is there you will find answers to questions you didn’t realize exist. Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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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

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

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

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

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

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The ocean has always been a salve to my soul. Jimmy Buffett

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Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. Christopher Reeve

Find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.

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

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

To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore.

Author Unknown

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. Sonia Gandhi

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

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

Inspirational Ocean Quotes

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

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

The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free. Unknown

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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

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

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The great sea makes one a great sceptic. Richard Jefferies

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

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

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

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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

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

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea. And the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. Drew Barrymore

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There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught. Irish Proverb

I’m concerned about the ocean and the environment. And I love whales. Mayim Bialik

The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.

Vera Nazarian

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

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

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The human desire to obtain more is a sieve that can never be filled with all the water from the world’s oceans. Will Bowen

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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

I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it. Siouxsie Sioux

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

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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

Just as the ocean has waves or the sun has rays, so the minds’s own radiance is its thoughts and emotions.

Sogyal Rinpoche

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it. Jacques Cousteau

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

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

When people who love the ocean come together, they can achieve extraordinary things. Frances Beinecke

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

Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

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

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The sea complains upon a thousand shores. Alexander Smith

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

Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.

William Arthur Ward

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

Every drop in the ocean counts. Yoko Ono

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

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When the seas are rough and disturbing, and the rowing seems always upstream, With a world of indifference to curb you, there’s always a hope and a dream. Greta Zwaan

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

Jeff Mariotte

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

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

Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean. William Stafford

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

Ross Macdonald

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

Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t. James Cameron

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

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Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

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

Treasures of the sea can be found at the beach. Let go and discover! Catherine Pulsifer

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

Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.

Sylvia Earle

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act. Hannah More

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen

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Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

You can’t cross the ocean of life just by dreaming about it, you have to jump in and swim. Debasish Mridha

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


The Earth is a complex, fascinating place. From its vast oceans to its towering mountains, arid deserts, and lush forests, the beauty and wonder of our planet is truly staggering. Michael Bright

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

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

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

By protecting our oceans, we are preserving them for the next generation to enjoy. The Grumpy Guru

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

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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

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

While inner beauty stays permanent like an ocean. By all means, hold strong to your inner beauty. Edmond Mbiaka

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

If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air. Nayyirah Waheed

Motivational Ocean Quotes

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

Life is like an ocean, jump right in.

Cliff Hannold

I love the smell of rain, and I love the sound of the ocean waves. Amy Purdy

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Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home. Sylvia Earle

To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swimthe rocksthe motion of the wavesthe ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? Walt Whitman

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The sea is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel. Anthony Doerr

It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids.

Anthony T.Hincks

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. Brian Tracy

The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn’t down there, I don’t know. Graham Hawkes

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

Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

What an incomparable creature is the sea! Julian Hawthorne

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

But as you gain expertise so you will gradually gain a more graceful, elegant and inventive approach to how you relate to waves in other words, you will develop a mindfulness in the ocean. Sam Bleakley

The sea is as near as we come to another world. Anne Stevenson

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

Robert Wyland

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

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

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

A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.

Danish Proverb

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide

A river starts by longing for the ocean. Will Advise

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

So that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again. Virginia Woolf

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

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke

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I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures. Christina Aguilera

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

Looking out over the ocean you can see reflections of God. Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

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A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean. Henry Grunwald

Your thoughts, feelings and sensations are the waves of the ocean coming and going. There are big strong waves and there are soft gentle waves; they are all water and all part of the ocean. Rose-Marie Sorokin

The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!

Bryan Procter

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

Captivating Ocean Quotes

The beauty and mystery of the ocean, fills our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination. M. L. Borges

Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time.

Steven Redhead

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

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

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

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea. George Herbert

As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.

Author Unknown

We could learn to leave things alone and rest in the awareness the ocean rather than being thrown around by the waves. This is what meditation practice is all about. Gelong Thubten

I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. Kenny Chesney

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

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

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

Kahlil Gibran

Even when the sea is stirred up by the winds of self-doubt, we can find our way home. We can discover, in the midst of the waves, our spacious and wakeful awareness. Tara Brach

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

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

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

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. Morgan Freeman

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri

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

It was one of those days when the ocean takes on all the colors of the rainbow and smiles up from the coral reef in glowing hues.

Matt Warshaw

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

The ocean is a mighty harmonist. William Wordsworth

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. Mitch Albom

You can never turn your back on the ocean.

Rip Torn

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. Charles Kettering

The sea has boundless patience. Craig Robertson

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

You don’t understand. You’re not a wave. You’re part of the ocean. Morrie Schwartz

To Sum Up

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