Best 50 Ocean Quotes

Best 50 Ocean Quotes

“A river starts by longing for the ocean.” - Will Advise

50 Ocean Quotes

The ocean is vast and unforeseeable. throughout the years, many poets, philosophers, and authors have felt inspired by the ocean and they have expressed their feeling towards it with beautiful words.

Are you a mountain or a sea person? If you love spending time sitting by the sea and thinking about life, you are going to love these ocean quotes that we have for you. 

1"My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean's edge as I can go"

Henry David Thoreau

2"Ocean air, salty hair."


3“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

4“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

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

Curtis Tyrone Jones

6"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

7"I love the smell of rain, and I love the sound of the ocean waves."

Amy Purdy

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

Oprah Winfrey

9“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

10"Never underestimate the power of the ocean."

Heidi Klum

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

Beyoncé Knowles

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

Anthony T.Hincks

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

Anthony T. Hincks

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

Charbel Tadros

15"Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free."

Christy Ann Martine

16"The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean. That’s the person you’re in love with."

Colleen Michele

17"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

18"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

19"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

20"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

21"I love the ocean. I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it."

Siouxsie Sioux

22"Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home."

Sylvia Earle

23"Every drop in the ocean counts."

Yoko Ono

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


25"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."

Alexander Smith

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

Anne Stevenson

27“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

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

Werner Herzog

29“I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean.”

Ai Yazawa

30“The ocean has a life of its own. Its tides, whirlpools, currents and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions.”

Anthony T. Hincks

31“‎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

32“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

33“I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.”

Dejan Stojanovic

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

John Ajvide Lindqvist

35“Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive and that’s what makes the calm sea alive.”

Munia Khan

36“Summer is calling me with the music of an ocean breeze. I must go dance with the waves of love.”

Debasish Mridha

37“The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart.”

Christina Henry

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

Peter Benchley

39“Don’t spend your entire life building a ship, without ever tasting the salt of the ocean.”

Alexander Den Heijer

40“We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us”

Suzanne van der Veeken

41"There's too much we don't know about the ocean to make me feel comfortable around it."

Tom Holland

42"If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up."

Abraham Maslow

43"My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean."

Nina Arianda

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


45"The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn't down there, I don't know."

Graham Hawkes

46“Life is like an ocean, jump right in.”

Cliff Hannold

47“Beneath the foggy sky the glowing sea is hazy, the soft light of a scarf over a lamp.”

Melissa Barbeau

48“You can’t cross the ocean of life just by dreaming about it, you have to jump in and swim”

Debasish Mridha

49“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

50“A river starts by longing for the ocean.”

Will Advise