99 Best Inspirational Ocean Quotes and Sayings

Looking for the best ocean quotes? We’ve compiled a list of inspirational quotes and sayings about ocean. May these quotes can help you to explore what lies beyond the ocean.

Best Inspirational Ocean Quotes and Sayings

  1. 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 GrunwaldOcean Quotes and Sayings 1

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

  3. Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it’s that mix of people, it’s that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality. Baz Luhrmann

  4. There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world. Alice Morse Earle

  5. There were times, especially when I was traveling for ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, ‘Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.’ Elizabeth Gilbert

  6. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. Morihei Ueshiba

  7. I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I’m not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don’t have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It’s an unrequited love with nature – a one-way love affair. David Duchovny

  8. There is good evidence that Venus once had liquid water and a much thinner atmosphere, similar to Earth billions of years ago. But today the surface of Venus is dry as a bone, hot enough to melt lead, there are clouds of sulfuric acid that reach a hundred miles high and the air is so thick it’s like being 900 meters deep in the ocean. Bill Nye

  9. 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

  10. Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink. Deb CalettiOcean Quotes and Sayings 2

  11. A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. Swami Sivananda

  12. Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That’s the way the mind of man operates. H. L. Mencken

  13. The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. Thomas Huxley

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

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  15. For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it’s all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that’s the definition of spectacle. Diane Paulus

  16. Our world is drowning in a sea of self-centeredness. You can make yourself quite unique right away by leaving this ocean of selfishness and choosing to be curious about other people. John Bytheway

  17. Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. Tommy Douglas

  18. Like many kids, I used to pretend all sorts of things. I would climb into a tree and imagine that I was on an island, that the grass below we was an ocean, that the leaves were the fins of sharks. Perhaps unlike many people, I never really stopped. I still have a childlike predisposition to fantasise and share my fantasies. Mohsin Hamid

  19. 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

  20. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma GandhiOcean Quotes and Sayings 3

  21. Light doesn’t penetrate beneath the surface of the water, so ocean creatures like whales and dolphins and even 800 species of fish communicate by sound. And a North Atlantic right whale can transmit across hundreds of miles. Rose George

  22. Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

  23. Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest. Vanna Bonta

  24. Just as we have the power to harm the ocean, we have the power to put in place policies and modify our own behavior in ways that would be an insurance policy for the future of the sea, for the creatures there, and for us, protecting special critical areas in the ocean. Sylvia Earle

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  25. If you’re in the middle of the ocean with no flippers and no life preserver and you hear a helicopter, this is music. You have to adjust to your needs at the moment. Tom Waits

  26. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal

  27. There are thousands of ragas, and they are all connected with different times of the day, like sunrise or night or sunset. It is all based on 72 of what we call ‘mela’ or scales. And we have principally nine moods, ranging from peacefulness to praying, or the feeling of emptiness you get by sitting by the ocean. Ravi Shankar

  28. Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks. Sylvia Earle

  29. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce. John F. Kennedy

  30. Plate tectonics is not all havoc and destruction. The slow movement of continents and ocean floors recycles carbon dioxide dissolved in the oceans back into the atmosphere. Without this slow speed carbon cycle, Earth’s temperatures would cool dozens of degrees below your comfort zone. Seth Shostak

  31. I often think to myself, at the end of an interesting life it’s maybe not such a bad thing to spend your last days with your friends sitting by the blue, blue ocean reliving the story of your life while sitting in the dangerous sun. Baz LuhrmannOcean Quotes and Sayings 4

  32. The sea has now changed from it’s natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land. George Vancouver

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

  34. We have been far too aggressive about extracting ocean wildlife, not appreciating that there are limits and even points of no return. Sylvia Earle

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  35. You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you’re gonna take and which waves you’re not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory. Alan Arkin

  36. Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain. Peter Benchley

  37. Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness. Werner Herzog

  38. Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen. Steven Wright

  39. I’ll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don’t know, I’m just terrified with the proliferation of plastic. Helen Mirren

  40. 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 what you’ve got until it’s gone. Aaron Peirsol

  41. My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean. Nina Arianda

  42. Global warming is the foreboding thunder in the distance. Ocean acidification is the lightning strike in our front yard, right here, right now.

  43. We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath. Brad Dourif

  44. Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean. Guru Nanak

  45. Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice. Zhang Yimou

  46. We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs. Peter Benchley

  47. I became interested in ocean issues in the 1980s when I couldn’t take my daughters swimming because of pollution at our local beach. Twenty-five years later, I’m a board member of Oceana, the world’s largest international organization dedicated to ocean conservation. Ted Danson

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  48. I don’t want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, ‘There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean.’ Angela Kinsey

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

  50. You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. Mitch AlbomOcean Quotes and Sayings 6

  51. A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election. Bill Vaughan

  52. Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore. Lord Byron

  53. When the fishbowl gets too small, it’s time to pack up and leave and jump into the lake or ocean. Travie McCoy

  54. May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world. Jonathan Carroll

  55. Being able to breathe underwater would be sweet. There is so much life underneath the water that we don’t know about. I would love to check out the bottom of the ocean to see what’s going on down there. Cameron Bright

  56. Ever since I was a child I’ve always been very attracted to melodies. Whether I hear Jeff Beck, a choir, an ocean or the wind, there’s always a melody in there. Carlos Santana

  57. Practically the whole world depends on coral reefs, so if the coral reefs get all killed, then the ocean will start going out of whack, and if the ocean goes out of whack, something might happen on land. Alexander Gould

  58. 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

  59. Several groups have information evaluating seafood sustainability. I wrote the first such guide, and seafood pocket-guides and detailed evaluations of different seafoods are available for download from the group I founded, Blue Ocean Institute. Carl Safina

  60. If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young. Anne LamottOcean Quotes and Sayings 7

  61. Listening to soft music and the sound of the ocean is quite relaxing to me. LaToya Jackson

  62. 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

  63. We’ve only explored about 5% of our ocean. There are great discoveries yet to be made down there – fantastic creatures representing millions of years of evolution and possibly bioactive compounds that could benefit us in ways we can’t even imagine. Edith Widder

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

  65. 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

  66. As long as there’s a body of water nearby, I’m happy. Pools don’t count. I like diving into the ocean and coming out refreshed. Sarah Carter

  67. I really enjoy writing novels. It’s like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off. Denis Johnson

  68. I would love to go help baby sea turtles back into the ocean after hatching in Mexico. Tamara Feldman

  69. I’ve seen sharks in the ocean, it hasn’t made me get out of the ocean; that’s for sure. Luke Hemsworth

  70. For a photographer, sharks are a stirring subject, possessing a perfect blend of grace and power. They have been sculpted by evolution and are ideally suited for whichever ecosystem they inhabit, from coral reefs to the open ocean. Brian SkerryOcean Quotes and Sayings 8

  71. I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist; I think he’s created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like ‘Novacane.’ Curtis Jackson

  72. Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend – my best friend. Robert Ballard

  73. If salt ocean is the Great Mother from whom all life has sprung, fresh water is the Nurse entrusted to nourish life within her wanderings and around her wave-lapped margins. Henry Williamson

  74. Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail. Franz Grillparzer

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

  76. How many whales do we really need? I figure five. One for each ocean. Denis Leary

  77. It is beautiful in Vancouver; let’s face it. I mean, you have the ocean. There’s mountains. Eric Close

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

  79. Every drop in the ocean counts. Yoko Ono

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  80. Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean. Natalie GulbisOcean Quotes and Sayings 9

  81. Living life at a young age is like being a sponge thrust into the ocean. You absorb what’s around you. If you’re around people who are supportive and positive, that’s how you look at the world. Freddie Prinze, Jr.

  82. The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off – we do not have to stand for this. Bono

  83. First, to understand Singapore, you’ve got to start off with an improbable story. It should not exist… We haven’t got the base, the space, the wherewithal. This is not Jamaica or Bahamas or Fiji. This is a little island strategically placed at the southernmost end of Asia connecting the sea routes between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Lee Kuan Yew

  84. That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast. Michael Berryman

  85. 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

  86. As someone who flew two space capsules and twice landed in the ocean, I can attest from personal experience how much logistics work is needed to get you home. Buzz Aldrin

  87. I don’t know if you can change things, but it’s a drop in the ocean. Julie Walters

  88. Bluefin tuna is sort of like the cheetah of the ocean. It’s the fastest fish. It’s a warm-blooded fish. But it’s got a $100,000 price tag on its head. Paul Watson

  89. Cirque du Soleil means Circus of the Sun. When I need to take time to reenergize, I go somewhere by the ocean to sit back and watch the sunsets. That is where the idea of ‘Soleil’ came from, on a beach in Hawaii, and because the sun is the symbol of youth and energy. Guy Laliberte

  90. I love just how beautiful Vancouver is. I mean, everywhere you look it’s just mountains and ocean. Emma BellOcean Quotes and Sayings 10

  91. For some reason surfing… I’m not scared of the ocean so the risk doesn’t seem as great to me. John Slattery

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

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  93. Being by the ocean is the greatest thing. Genesis Rodriguez

  94. Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. Don Miguel Ruiz

  95. We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. Anna Freud

  96. On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale. Alexander Pope

  97. 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

  98. God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing. William Lyon Phelps

  99. You know, I do speak the Queens English. It’s just the wrong Queens that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean. Cyndi Lauper

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