The sea, the ocean – there is something with bodies of water that calm the soul. Somehow, you get to connect with your inner soul more if you are somewhere close to nature. We have here some ocean quotes to help you get in touch with your inner spirit. 

Calming, Cool, and Awesome Ocean Quotes

Can we please go to the beach and just chill? That’s just about a thought that many share especially on particularly difficult days. Don’t worry. You may not be near the ocean to hear the waves and feel that dry air on your face, we have here ocean quotes to at least elicit the same feel. 

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Inspirational Ocean Quotes

Is it me or everybody just feels extra inspired and human when they’re on the beach? It’s probably the waves, the wind, or the sunset. Whatever it may be, oceans inspire people. Check out these inspirational ocean quotes today! 

  •  The sea does not like to be restrained. – Rick Riordan
  • 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
  • We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected on the deep. – William James
  • The universe is an ocean upon which we are the waves. While some decide to surf, others venture to dive. – Charbel Tadros
  • If you cannot on the ocean sail among the swiftest fleet, Rocking on the highest billows, laughing at the storms you meet. – Ellen M. H. Gates
  • The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too. – Vincent van Gogh
  • The ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. – H. P. Lovecraft
  • The ocean was magical to her, its depths and mysteries were boundless, its call irresistible. – Jeff Mariotte
  • Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time. – Steven Redhead
  • To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Understanding the importance of the beach’s role vis-a-vis the land, the nearshore, and the ocean and its biodiversity is crucial to its protection and preservation. – Orrin H. Pilkey
  • 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
  • Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. – Sonia Gandhi
  • Summer is calling me with the music of an ocean breeze. I must go dance with the waves of love. – Debasish Mridha
  • We ourselves feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa
  • You could start now, and spend another forty years learning about the sea without running out of new things to know. – Peter Benchley
  • Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro
  • You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free. – Christy Ann Martine
  • The ocean has a life of its own. Its tides, whirlpools, currents, and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions. Anthony T. Hincks
  • Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. – Vanessa Paradis
  • The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn’t down there, I don’t know. – Graham Hawkes
  • The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Cousteau
  • Your thoughts, feelings, and sensations are the waves of the ocean – coming and going. There are big strong waves and there are soft gentle waves; they are all water and all part of the ocean. – Rose-Marie Sorokin
  • The beauty and mystery of the ocean fill our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination. – M. L. Borges
  • The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul. – Robert Wylan
  • The human desire to obtain more is a sieve that can never be filled with all the water from the world’s oceans. – Will Bowen
  • If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both saltwater mixed with air. – Nayyirah Waheed
  • The Earth is a complex, fascinating place. From its vast oceans to its towering mountains, arid deserts, and lush forests, the beauty and wonder of our planet are truly staggering. – Michael Bright
  • The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea. – Isak Dinesen
  • Looking out over the ocean you can see reflections of God. – Catherine Pulsifer
  • There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. – Khalil Gibran
  • To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore. 
  •  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
  • It was one of those days when the ocean takes on all the colors of the rainbow and smiles up from the coral reef in glowing hues. – Matt Warshaw
  •  If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the distant lips of a seashell. – Curtis Tyrone Jones
  • The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance that lulls me to a place of peace. – M. L. Borges
  • 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
  • Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.
  • Water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. – Margaret Atwood
  • While inner beauty stays permanent like an ocean. By all means, hold strong to your inner beauty. – Edmond Mbiaka
  • Let the waves carry you where the light can not. – Mohit Kaushik
  • I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy. – Nnedi Okorafor
  •  The sea has boundless patience. – Craig Robertson
  • No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. – Charles Kettering
  • With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. – Sylvie Earle
  • Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.
  • The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. –Christopher Columbus

Ocean Quotes for Instagram

Let your followers know how awesome your journey to the beach was with these cool ocean quotes!

  • Just like the ocean, I can be a little salty.
  • I like to let the ocean take me where I’m supposed to go.
  • Dear ocean, feel free to steal the spotlight in my selfies any day.
  • I don’t need a DNA test to prove I’m a part mermaid.
  • To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise. — Emilia Wickstead
  •  I like to let the waves kiss my feet while using the sand as my seat.
  • The memories will last forever… just like the sand at the bottom of my bag.
  •  The ocean and I are o-fish-ally best friends forever.
  • I followed my heart and it led me to the beach.
  • I sure do love this view.
  •  I’m diving to get back to the ocean.
  • I was a mermaid for this sea-sun.
  •  See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes.
  • 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. — Sandy Gingras
  •  Sally sounds like she’s living her best life. I would also like to sell seashells by the seashore.
  •  Now that I’m by the ocean, I can sea clearly.
  •  If I don’t answer, try calling me on my shell phone.
  • Life takes you down many paths, but my favorite ones lead to the beach.
  •  Being in the ocean is like getting a hug from all sides.
  • I’ve never been more shore of myself.
  • Doing my best Ariel from ‘The Little Mermaid’ impression today.
  • I don’t need a DNA test to prove I’m a part mermaid.
  • Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Long time no see. Let’s fix that ASAP.
  • Happiness comes in waves.
  •  Cool as a couple of cucumbers.
  • If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it. — Jimmy Buffet
  • Now that I’m by the ocean, I can see clearly.
  • Hanging with my gull-friends by the ocean.
  • I like to let the ocean take me where I’m supposed to go.
  • You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.Mitch Albom
  •  I like to let the waves kiss my feet while using the sand as my seat.

Famous Ocean Quotes

There were and are some people who went to the beach, said some things, and suddenly these phrases are now legendary!  Here are some famous ocean quotes for you. 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Hark, now hear the sailors cry/smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. Van Morrison
  • Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • 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
  • 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
  • I said that the oceans were sick but they’re not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans — there will always be life — but they’re getting sicker every year. Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. Morgan Freeman
  • The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • 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
  • A beach is not only a sweep of sand but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean. Henry Grunwald
  • What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams. Werner Herzog
  • Being out there in the ocean – God’s creation – it’s like a gift he has given us to enjoy. Bethany Hamilton
  • 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
  • Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void. — Fabien Cousteau
  • The ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. H. P. Lovecraft
  • All the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never gather up all the plastic and put the ocean back together again. — Charles Moore
  • 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
  • Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart. Sylvia Earle
  • The waves of the sea help me get back to me. Jill Davis
  • Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce
  • Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest. Charles Moore
  • The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke
  • The sea is the universal sewer. Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul. Robert Wyland
  • We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting. — Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • 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 
  • In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. Kahlil Gibran
  • I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. Sylvia Earle
  • Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean. William Stafford
  • 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
  • We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa
  • A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life. Linda Gerber
  • The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being. — Vera Nazarian

Romantic Ocean Quotes

What’s more romantic than a getaway on the beach. The sound of the waves, the wind, the sunset, and the perfect ocean quotes match the ambiance. Falling in love is a beautiful thing! 

  • 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
  • Mightier than the Waves at Sea is my love for you.
  • The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. Jacques Cousteau
  • We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. Aristotle Onassis
  • Take time in a place you love, restore your spirit on the beach. ― Luanne Rice
  • Love You to the Beach and Back.
  • 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
  • I still love things that you don’t even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars. — Maria Sharapova
  • As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart, never full of love.
  • That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. — John Joly
  • Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach. Michelle Held
  • Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean!
  • The true beauty of a woman can be observed when she has spent the day at the beach. ― Troian Bellisario
  • We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.
  • I could be blindfolded and dropped into the deepest ocean and I would know where to find you. I could be buried a hundred miles underground and I would know where you are. ― Neil Gaiman
  • Let the currents guide your heart.
  • Peace of the Beach. Loves yourself you only have one you one life.
  • Ah, the smell of salt and sand. There is no elixir on this blessed earth like it.
  • I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea. ― Genesis Rodriguez
  • I Love you to the beach and back.
  • It was love, at first sight, the day I met the beach.
  • Every wave kisses the shore, while the sand hugs your toes, and the wind brushes your checks.
  • I will watch every beach sunrise with you until the sunset of our lives.
  • 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 love you like the sea loves the shore.
  • On the beach, you can live in bliss. — Dennis Wilson
  • I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.
  • To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known for 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
  • The tans will fade, but the memories of you will last forever.

Ocean Quotes Funny

You can laugh anywhere, even when the salty seawater is assaulting your body. Check out these funny oceans quotes for you and your wanderlust friends. 

  • A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the… Beach!
  • I’m a true OceanHolic!
  • Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.
  • I’ll have a side of the beach with my morning coffee.
  • Live life in a bikini.
  • I followed my heart and it leads me to the beach.
  • Let’s be beach bums today.
  • I wish that Beach Therapy was covered by my Health Insurance
  • Keep calm and think of the beach.
  • There’s no place like home. Except for the beach.
  • How to have a beach body: 1. Have a body 2. Go to the beach
  • Gone to the beach. Be back never.
  • The only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.
  • Life is better in flip flops.
  • I need some beach therapy.
  • Life takes you down many paths but my favorite ones lead to the beach.
  • Currently pretending I’m at the beach.
  • Beach, please.
  • Life, Love, and the pursuit of the next beach trip.
  • I miss being on a beach vacation and never knowing what day of the week it is.
  • A girl just wanna have sun!
  • I wonder if the beach misses me.


Sometimes, all you need in the world is the sea breeze. That and the sound of crashing waves as they reach the rocky shores. It reminds you of home, of childhood, of hidden memories, and many more. I hope these ocean quotes remind you of good memories. 

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