Sea Quotes

By | 02.07.2022

Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. Van Morrison

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

I need vitamin sea. Short sea quotes.

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, Zorba the Greek

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Yves Cousteau

The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors. Phillip Diole

Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be. Erica Billups

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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

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’m pretty sure my birthstone is a sea shell.

The sea does not like to be restrained. Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. Sir Richard Francis Burton

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. Aristotle Onassis

Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sound and smell of the sea cleanses my soul.

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Karen Blixen


That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. John Joly

I feel we are all islands – in a common sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air. Bram Stoker, Dracula

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

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

I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea. Alain Gerbeault

Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly. Van Morrison

I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.

It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel. Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space. Natalie Wood

We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.

Let the sea set you free.

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh

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


The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Bryan W. Procter

A rising tide lifts all boats. Sean Lemass

Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea. Mao Zedong

The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water. Langston Hughes

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. Algernon Charles Swinburne

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it. Jacques Cousteau

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus

To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known 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

Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free. Christy Ann Martine

How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky. Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

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 Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. Jimi Hendrix

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. Thomas Jefferson

Follow the river and you will find the sea. French Proverb


I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came. John F. Kennedy

Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all. Jules Verne

See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes. Disney’s Moana

Darling, it’s better, down where it’s wetter. Take it from me! Sebastian The Crab

I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact. Winston Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. William Osler

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Sylvia Earle

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

The sea is as near as we come to another world. Anne Stevenson

Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. Van Morrison, Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics

I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. Franklin D. Roosevelt

His eyes were the same colour as the sea in a postcard someone sends you when they love you, but not enough to stay. Warsan Shire

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. William Cowper

Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.

A rough day at sea is better than any day in the office.


The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea. James Joyce, Ulysses

Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions. Robert Fulghum

Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life. J.K. Rowling

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, Les Misérables

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Eric Cantona

And the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home. Larry Ferguson

Great sea captains are made in rough waters and deep seas. Kathryn Kuhlman

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, The Sea Around Us

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea. E. E. Cummings

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink.

The road to Manderley lay ahead. There was no moon. The sky above our heads was inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all. It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood. And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea. Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. Vladimir Nabokov

The sea possesses a power over one’s moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so. Henrik Ibse

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

In a calm sea, every man is a pilot. John Ray

Quotes about the Sea: There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that as as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands. It had a playful side too, as it enjoyed the crowd, tossed the children about, knocked lilos over, tipped over windsurfers, occasionally gave sailors helping hands; all done with a secret little chuckle. Cecelia Ahern, The Gift


Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

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

The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky. Heinrich Heine

At night, time becomes a calm sea. It goes on for ever. Francoise Sagan

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

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

The waves of the sea help me get back to me. Jill Davis

Is this chicken what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea’. Jessica Simpson

One’s ships come in over a calm sea. Florence Scovel Shinn

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions. Nikolai Gogol

The sea does not link to be restrained. Rick Riordan

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, Tortilla Flat

At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much. Robin Lee Graham

The sea lives in every one of us. Robert Wyland

Once there were two brothers: one ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President-and nothing was ever heard from either of them again. Thomas R. Marshall

I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea– do I have to choose between the two? David Byrne, How Music Works

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever. John Keats

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


I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn’t. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again. John Millington Synge

We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea. The Little Mermaid, Under the Sea

The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession therof. Queen Elizabeth I, Letters

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full. King Solomon

The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. Rachel Carson

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. E.F. Benson, The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson

There is no new wave, only the sea. Claude Chabrol

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


But the sea which no one tends is also a garden. William Carlos Williams, Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring – and where the sea might deposit you – until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure. Andrew O’Hagan

The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out. Annie Dillard

I find comfort in the rhythm of the sea. Charlotte Eriksson

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


The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace. M. L. Borges, By The Sea

There comes a time in a man’s life when he hears the call of the sea. “Hey, YOU!” are the sea’s exact words. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately. Dave Barry, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time. John Dyer

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. Carl Schurz

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