72 Intelligent But Blissful Quotes About The Sea

There’s a reason why you can download the sound of waves breaking on the shore to your phone. Everyone likes that soothing sound that has the power to transform your thoughts and make you imagine you’re in a completely different place.

There’s a sea of sea quotes out there and I went through hundreds of them to find you the best ones. Hope you’ll enjoy them and feel free to share this post with your friends.

Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.”
― Ambrose Bierce

Quotes About The Sea

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis

“The sea does not like to be restrained. ”
― Rick Riordan

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”
― Cornelia Funke

Sea quotes

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
― William James

“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

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
― Rachel Carson

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.”
― Holly Black

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“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”
― Victor Hugo

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“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
― Hermann Broch

“How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.”
― Ruta Sepetys

“There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.”
― Khalil Gibran

Sea quotes

“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.”
― John Steinbeck

“I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea– do I have to choose between the two?”
― David Byrne

“There comes a time in a man’s life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately.”
― Dave Barry

“The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.”
― Langston Hughes

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”
― Rolf Edberg

“…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing. (“Expiation”)”
― E.F. Benson

“Here we go mother on the shipless ocean.
Pity us, pity the ocean, here we go.”
― Anne Carson

“Ocean separates lands, not souls..”

― Munia Khan

Sea quotes

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“The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities… If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.”
― Rachel Carson

“You can’t believe how bleeding scary the sea is! There’s, like, whales and storms and shit! They don’t bloody tell you that!”
― Libba Bray

“Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in.”

― Sharon Creech

quotes about the sea

“A full moon sprinkled the black ocean with diamonds, and she could imagine fairies dancing in the silver foam that laced the huge, dark waves.”
― Patricia Hagan

“Oceans are vast and almost bottomless. You dance in the rain Elizabeth. You drown in the sea.”
― Jennifer Rush

“I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension…”
― Guy de Maupassant

“Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.”
― A.D. Posey

Sea quotes

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.”
― Francis Bacon

“I whisper like the sea in the horse’s ear.”
― Maggie Stiefvater

“Doesn’t it seem to you,” asked Madame Bovary, “that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?”
― Gustave Flaubert

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“The sea, the majestic sea, breaks everything, crushes everything, cleans everything, takes everything…from me”
― Corinne Bailey Rae

“There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.”
― Peter Benchley – from The Jaws

“My brother William is a fisherman, and he tells me that when he is in the middle of a fogbound
sea the water is a color for which there is no name.”
― Patricia MacLachlan

“How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry?”
― Sebastian Junger

“For sailors who love the wind, memory is a good port of departure.”
― Eduardo Hughes Galeano

Sea quotes

“I am in awe of the perpetual tumult of the sea. I am moved by the still place on the horizon where the sky begins.”
― Katharine Weber

“It takes just one wave to capsize a boat, and one more to take it down.”
― Federico Chini

“The smell of the sea, of kelp and fish and bitter moving water, rose stronger in my nostrils. It flooded my consciousness like an ancestral memory. ”
― Ross Macdonald

“It is foolish to teach calmness to the sea, because for a calm sea, you should teach calmness to the wind, not to the sea!”

― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The sailor dies in what makes him live. We will die in the air and in hope.”
― Charles de Leusse

“To walk by the sea and carry the sound inside, is to impregnate yourself with a hilarious delight.”
― Jayita Bhattacharjee

“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

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“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

Sea quotes

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.”
― Holly Black

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

“Because 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

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― Nayyirah Waheed

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry,
Smell the sea, and feel the sky,
Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.”
― Van Morrison

“There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.”
― Ranata Suzuki

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
― Rachel Carson

“It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.”
― Jackson Pearce

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“I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a Mermaid or I was a mermaid. The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”
― Beyoncé Knowles

“I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.”
― J.A. Redmerski

“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high,
On a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky,
And I will never grow so old again,
And I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain.”
― Van Morrison

“Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark.”
― Bob Dylan

“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me.
The sea.”
― Gary Paulsen

“Whenever I look at the ocean, I always want to talk to people, but when I’m talking to people, I always want to look at the ocean.”
― Haruki Murakami

Sea quotes

“But in a way you can say that after leaving the sea, after all those millions of years of living inside of the sea, we took the ocean with us. When a woman makes a baby, she gives it water, inside her body, to grow in. That water inside her body is almost exactly the same as the water of the sea. It is salty, by just the same amount. She makes a little ocean, in her body. And not only this. Our blood and our sweating, they are both salty, almost exactly like the water from the sea is salty. We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood and our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.”
― Gregory David Roberts

“I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea– do I have to choose between the two?”
― David Byrne

“They keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. It’s nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it’s because there’s too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.”
― Karl Pilkington

“And the ocean, calling out to us both. A song of freedom and longing.”
― Alexandra Christo

“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.”
― Linda Gerber

“Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.”
― Alison McGhee

“‎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

“The sea is a desert of waves,
A wilderness of water.”
― Langston Hughes

Sea quotes

“I have seafoam in my veins, I understand the language of waves.”
― Le Testament d’Orphée

“I go to the ocean to say goodbye.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

“Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.”
― A.D. Posey

“Ocean separates lands, not souls..”
― Munia Khan