The Ocean Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous The Ocean quotes and The Ocean sayings, and The Ocean proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The sea is very beautiful and gives us many things, but it must be understood and respected, or it will slap you …"

J.Z. Colby

"The sea does not like to be restrained."

Rick Riordan

"The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect."

Carl Sandburg

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

Khalil Gibran

"The sea is as near as we come to another world."

Anne Stevenson

"Waves keep coming, that’s the one thing you can count on in life"

Gerry Lopez

"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

"Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life."

Tamora Pierce

"The sea is not a bargain basement."

Jacques Cousteau

"Ocean separates lands, not souls.."

Munia Khan

"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."

Joseph Conrad

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

Vera Nazarian

"The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out."

Annie Dillard

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

Bryan W. Procter

"The sea hath no king but God alone."

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it."

Sylvia Earle

"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

Jacques Cousteau

"That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit."

John Joly

"The waves of the sea help me get back to me."

Jill Davis

"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."

Alexander Smith

"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."

Joseph Conrad

"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

"We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future."

Bill Clinton

"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 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

"Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth."

Heinrich Zimmer

"The sea lives in every one of us."


"The ocean moans over dead men’s bones."

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!"

Mehmet Murat ildan

"Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode."

Edmund Waller

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