Ocean Quotes – Sea Quotes

World Oceans Day has been celebrated on 8 June since since 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summitin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Marine Day, also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday. It is observed third Monday in July.

The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.

Ocean Quotes – Sea Quotes


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


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


“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” » Joseph Conrad, Writer


“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” » Jill Davis


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, Artist


“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” » Isaac Bashevis Singer


“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 en.unesco.org


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” » Wyland


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


“A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” » Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

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


“The sea lives in every one of us.” » Wyland


“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


“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


The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. – Vincent Van Gogh.png


“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands.” » Cecelia Ahern


“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


“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


“The sea! the sea! the open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!” » Bryan W. Procter


“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 sea complains upon a thousand shores.” » Alexander Smith


“Doesn’t it seem to you,” asked Madame Bovary, “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, Madame Bovary


“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” » Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer


“To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?” » Walt Whitman

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” » Kahlil Gibran


You Can'T Cross The Sea Merely By Standing And Staring At The Water. » Rabindranath Tagore Quotes Birthday


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


“On the beach, you can live in bliss.” » Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys


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


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


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


“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” » Psyche Roxas-Mendoza


“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

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“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.”


“But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.” » H. P. Lovecraft


At Night, When The Sky Is Full Of Stars And The Sea Is Still You Get The Wonderful Sensation That You Are Floating In Space. » Natalie Wood


“I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” » Isaac Newton


“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


“I want to run the beach’s length, because it never ends.” » Deborah Ager


“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.” » Jules Verne


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


“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


“My room was in one of those turrets and at night I could hear the sea and the faint rustle of eelgrass in the soft wind. The weather was perfect that summer. No storms. Blue skies and just the right amount of wind every day. The sailors were in heaven.” » Katherine Hall Page


“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” » e.e. cummings


“I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” » Anna Quindlen


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


“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


“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


“At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” » Natalie Wood


As The Ocean Is Never Full Of Water, So Is The Heart Never Full Of Love.


“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


“Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me … on that summer’s day, when my eyes were opened to the sea.” » Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer


“I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.” » James Cameron, Film Director


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


“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


“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


“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy… Beach Therapy.” » Amy Dykens


“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” » Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer


“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.” » John F. Kennedy


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“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, Writer


“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” » Isak Dinesen


“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.” » Elizabeth I


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


“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” » Michelle Held


“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” » Anonymous


“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


“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” » Sylvia Earle Blueventures.org


“To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” » Gertrude Ederle


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


“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


“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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