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Waves Quotes and Sayings – Quotes dedicated to the wave

Waves Quotes and Sayings – Quotes dedicated to the wave

 

The waves have always inspired man. Thus, we have collected the best waves quotes and sayings about this worshipped blue liquid. Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready for some waves quotes? Well, here they are.

We are proud to present our “top 10 waves quotes list”

 

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat”

~ Muhammed Ali ~ Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist (1942 – )

 

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.”

~Henry David Thoreau ~ American Poet and Philosopher 1817-1862

 

“Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ American Poet (1807 – 1882)

 

Waves Quotes and sayings
Waves Quotes and sayings

 

 

“Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.”

~ Ovid ~ Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD)

 

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.”

– Vladimir Nabokov

 

“The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”

– Cyril Connolly

 

“Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”

– Paul Walker

 

“The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?”

– Dag Hammarskjold

 

“You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.”

– Mitch Albom

 

“When you were riding on the crest of a wave, youwere most likely to be missing out on something.”

– Knute Rockne

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Water Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of liquid wisdom

Water Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of liquid wisdom.

 

The water has always inspired man. Thus, we have collected the best water quotes and sayings about this worshipped blue liquid. Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready for some water quotes? Well, here they are.

We are proud to present our “top 10 water quotes list”.

 

Water Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of liquid wisdom
Water Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of liquid wisdom. Photo: Joana Rocha / Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse

 

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.”

– Benjamin Franklin

 

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”

– Carl Reiner

 

“I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.”

– Mitch Hedberg

 

“My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.”

– Mark Twain

 

“If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water.”

– Jan Erik Vold, What All The World Knows, 1970

“Water is H20, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what that is.”

– D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), Pansies, 1929

 

Linus Eliasson Wipeout
Linus Eliasson Wipeout. Photo: Fikapojkarna Productions

 

“Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.”

– John Thorson

 

“Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now.”

– Jean-Michel  Cousteau

 

“I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.”

– Holy Bible (Old Testament) Psalms 22:14.

 

“Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing.”

– Donald Worster

 

 

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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…?

 

 

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Surfing Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom

Surfing Quotes and Sayings – Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom.

 

Surfing and ocean quotes and sayings.

This is merely a list of my top 25 surfing quotes and sayings, words of wisdom which have inspired me to succeed in becoming a better surfer, continuously seeking ways of improving, both in physical and mental aspects of the sports.

 

01. “Eddie would go”

An inspiring quote for always getting out there amongst the blue battleground, no matter how tough it looks like, referring to the late Eddie Aikau, he was a legendary lifeguard and surfer on the North Shore of Hawaii, surfing waves that no one else would dare to. That’s where the saying came from — Eddie would go, when no else would or could. Rest in peace.

 

02. “I like to tell people who never surf that surfing is like taking a shower, except it lasts a life time. We are the lucky few who get to play in Gods soup and we are better humans because of it.”

Bill Hamilton

 

03. “Not to sound too deep or weird, but I think that the times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you’re really sort of becoming one with nature. Surfing’s as raw of a sport as it gets.”

Kelly Slater

 

Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom - Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom – Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings

 

04. “Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it.”

Paul Strauch

 

05. “You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

06. “Out of water, I am nothing”

Duke Kahanamoku

 

07. “When the surfs up, your life is too”

Wilhelm Sverdvik

 

08. “The only one whom can whisper to you the ways of the surf, is the wind”

Wilhelm Sverdvik

 

09. “It’s like the mafia. Once you’re in, you’re in. There’s no getting out.

Kelly Slater

 

10. “Okay, shit, I guess this is a good day to die!”

Spoken by Gerry Lopez, the famous Hawaiian surfer, on tow surfing into a massive wave at Peahi / Jaws.

 

Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom - Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom – Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings

 

11. “That’s the lemon next to the pie”

Bear from the surf film “Big Wednesday”

 

12. “You should have been here yesterday. We had a sweet swell yesterday.”

Cody Maverick from the animated surf movie “Surfs Up”. This is the typical comment you get if you missed out on a session by your friends and loved ones, and believe me, almost nothing can be as frustrating as getting told how great the session (which you missed out on) was.

 

13. [Lying on his surfboard in the water with Lani and Cody in the beautiful sunset] “This is what it’s all about. What could be better than this?”

Big-Z from the animated surf movie “Surfs Up”.

 

14. “As for my own surfing, let’s just say that when the waves start pushing 10 feet, I get this tremendous urge to make a sandwich.”

Bruce Jenkins

 

15.  “Well I’m always working on constantly everything. I never take the approach that I’m doing as well as I possibly can… I always think there’s more and I think if you don’t have that, you are not driven to be better.”

Kelly Slater

 

16.  “Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave. “

Paul Walker

 

 

17.  “It’s all about where your mind’s at.”

Kelly Slater

 

Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom - Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes of Oceanic Wisdom – Top Surfing Quotes and Sayings

 

 

18.  “Surfing is for life.”

Bruce Jenkins

 

 

19.  “The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport.”

Kelly Slater

 

 

20.   “I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went, shit, I’m still alive!”

Greg Noll (on surfing Waimea Bay, Hawaii, for the 1st time)

 

21.  “There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again. Unlike anything else in life, the stoke of surfing is so high that the failures quickly fade from memory.”

Gary Sirota (surfer)

 

22.  “For those searching for something more than just the norm. We lay it all down, including what others call sanity, for just a few moments on waves larger than life. We do this because we know there is still something greater than all of us. Something that inspires us spiritually. We start going down hill, when we stop taking risks.”

Laird Hamilton (big wave surfer)

 

23.  “Who is this man? He commands even the winds and the waves, and they obey Him.”

Quoted from the Bible

 

24.  “Sliding a wave removes our brains out of the ordinary and slips us into the extra ordinary of being there now. No more worries about mortgages or strife of being poor or rich. When you enter the domain of an ocean cylinder, that moment, those split seconds belong to the Zen part of just being. Period.”

Bill Hamilton (surfer/shaper)

 

25.  “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun”

Unknown author, but oh so true, it is all about enjoying yourself and having a good time with those you love and care about.

 

Hope you liked these surfing quotes and sayings as much as I do, and that you (even though you might not be a surfer) can  find some inspiration and motivation to go out there and aspire to be the best you can. You are going to go far. Do you have any good quotes, if so, please share them with us.

 

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Top 10 Surf Sayings: Motivational quotes

Best motivational surf quotes.

Here are some of the best motivational surf quotes and surf sayings I have come across in my surfing existence. Some surf sayings of which have really helped motivate me to improve my surfing.

 

1. “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.”
Bodhi / Patrick Swayze (From the movie Point Break)

 

Never let fear take control of your life, if you have a drive and will to do something… go out and do it. It would help however if what you are trying to accomplish is a good idea, but for good measure let us say it is…

 

2. “There is nothing quite like the embrace of a breaking wave… it is just like getting a hug by mother nature herself.” – Van Dorph

 

Extreme sports, such as surfing, is a great way to connect with the nature and the natural elements. There is nothing which can get you closer than snowboarding on a white, crispy mountain or riding a surfboard in super clean waves.

 

3. “Flocks of seagulls, mist of the ocean, nice waves, beautiful sunset, it’s all about getting back on your board and doing it again and again.”
— Audra Bukauskas

Top 10 surf sayings: Motivational Quotes
Top 10 surf sayings: Motivational Quotes

Go do the things you like to do, because these are the things which you are most likely to succeed and prosper within. Do not let others rule your life or make the most important decisions in your life, you are what you are. If you are not happy in your current life situation, don’t just accept it… change it for the better. Read up on some motivational surf quotes and just get in there.

 

4. “There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush one experiences when surfing… and the best thing is there will always be another wave.” –Nicole Scott

 

If you first don’t succeed, do not be afraid to get back up and try again. Remember that a theorethical researcher trying to invent the impossible and failing will be deemed a mad man… where as the same researcher succeeding at that will forever be known as a genius.

 

5. “Surfing is like therapy. I don’t see a shrink, I see the waves.” – Van Dorph

 

Surfing provides both physical and mental relief, there is nothing quite like the feeling of getting out of the water after an exhausting, invigorating surf session.

 

6. “Sometimes when getting thrown around violently by the waves, I forget if I am playing with the waves… or if they are playing with me.” – Van Dorph

 

Never underestimate the power of nature, and only challenge yourself to a level in which you feel confident to do so. Never get lured in to doing something which you do not feel comfortable with doing, trust your own instincts.

 

7. “A wave a day, keeps the diabetes at bay.” – Van Dorph

 

Surfing is great exercise, and burns a great amount of calories while toning your muscles.

 

8. “There is nothing quite like a surf session to wash away a hard day’s work.” –Unknown

 

Go for a surf either before or after work, and you will quickly be reinvigorated with fresh energy and a beautiful mind.

 

9. “Riding a wave successfully is very much like getting picked up ever so gently in the palm of mother nature… for her to gently let you drift out of her hand like the sand in an hourglass.” – Van Dorph

 

10. “Surfing expresses … a pure yearning for visceral, physical contact with the natural world.” – MATT WARSHAW

 

So, these are some of the surf sayings and quotations I have swirling around in my mind when I am out surfing. If you like these quotes be sure to press the share button below or give a shout out in the comment section below. Would also appreciate some good quotes which you might have spinning around in that beautiful mind of yours.

 

If you are hungry like the wolf for more motivational surf quotes, be sure to check these links out:

– Words of Oceanic Wisdom: My top 25 surfing quotes

 

See you out there amongst the blue velvet rug! Stay super stoked about surfing and surf sayings my dear friends.

 

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