Ocean quotes and sayings

Ocean Quotes and Sayings


The ocean has always been something that has inspired man. Thus, we have collected the best ocean quotes and sayings about the deep blue ocean.  Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready for some ocean quotes? Well, here they are. We are proud to present our “top 20 ocean quotes list”.


Top 25 ocean quotes:


  • “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 Gandhi


We start deep in the abyss of the ocean with one of the best quotes of the list – from the legendary peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi. Retain faith in the human race, and remember that every good action wipes out a bad one. Karma.


  • “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


Words you have heard in various forms, but still worth repeating. People tend to forget that slow progress, is also progress – and thus drop out, or sink to the bottom, before they have even given themselves a chance to succeed.


  • “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


Ocean quotes - quotes of inspiration
Ocean quotes – quotes of inspiration

Lord Byron’s words may have been slightly pre-spoken, for man has since found ways to ruin our vast oceans as well. I am talking about oil spills (reference BP oil drill disaster), millions of litres of raw sewage being spewed into the ocean each and every day. Hopefully the ocean can adapt rapidly enough, and maybe we can reduce the pollution before it is too late.


“What deeper and mysterious oceanic abyss than the heart of a woman scorn?” –Unknown


Don’t feel that I need to elaborate on this one. As many a man has sought in vain for answers to understand this mystery.


  • “It’s the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it.” – Michelle Rodriguez (Actor in the Hollywood surfmovie Blue Crush ++)


  • “My favorite hotel is the Villa Alilla in Bali. The setting is pure bliss, overlooking the ocean of Uluwatu; the eye line makes you feel as if you’re floating on top of the ocean.” – Carolyn Murphy (American supermodel)


Anyone who has been to Uluwatu, will know that the words bespoken from this beauty’s lips are pure truth. A shame about the increasing tourism in Bali, but you can still find some gems there.


  • “I look at it now and my surfing that won my first title would probably only be good enough to get me 30th place in today’s competition. It’s not even comparable.” – Kelly Slater


Things evolve at a rapid rate, just look at the amazing tricks and aerials that (Gabriel Medina did a backflip here recently) keep showing up in videos that go viral.


  • “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch
Ocean quotes - quotes of inspiration
Ocean quotes – quotes of inspiration – Badfish Booty Jewelry

A quote telling us a little bit about how enthralling the deep blue sea can be – those who first are taken in by it, find it nearly impossible to leave.


  • “Every drop in the ocean counts.” – Yoko Ono


  • “I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.” – George Fox


  • “Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. “ -Immanuel Kant


  • “American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon. “ – Hubert H. Humphrey


Ocean quotes
Oceanic quotes – Picture: Badfish Booty Girls
  • “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


  • “Waves crashing monotonously against the beach, moving sand from destination A to B – over and over. So are the days of our lives. Be sure to break with the routine every once in a while – just like every 11th wave will break with the regular swell pattern, thus entitled a freak wave.” – Van Dorph


If you are trapped in a monotonous life, be sure to go against the stream once in a while, it will do you good.


  • “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


  • “If I’m not on tour or in the studio, I’m in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean. Playing music has afforded me that. It’s not lost on me that it’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature. “ Eddie Vedder (Musician – reference: “Two tickets to paradise”)


  • “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey,” – Enya (The ocean has been the inspiration for many a Enya song – and thus Enya quotes.)



  • “You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” – Mitch Albom


  • “Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton



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



We are going to let Christian Aguilera round of the ball with that “deep” quote. For how deep can a person really be if they themselves say they are deep…?



Hope you liked these ocean quotes, and that you feel inspired by them (well, most of them).



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