500 Ocean Quotes

Looking for the best ocean quotes? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 500 quotes for you.

If you love water as we do, please, check out other collections we have (e.g. sea quotes). We would recommend the following: river quotes, beach quotes.

Ocean Quotes

1. “The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn’t down there, I don’t know.” – Graham Hawkes

2. “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

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3. “The beauty and mystery of the ocean, fills our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination.” – M. L. Borges

4. “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

5. “We could learn to leave things alone and rest in the awareness – the ocean – rather than being thrown around by the waves. This is what meditation practice is all about.” – Gelong Thubten

6. “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 is truly staggering.” – Michael Bright

7. “Looking out over the ocean you can see reflections of God.” – Catherine Pulsifer

8. “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

9. “Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to relax and coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get tide down. Make waves!” – Unknown

10. “As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.” – Unknown

11. “To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore.” – Unknown

12. “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

13. “The sea is a field full of miracles where it shows nature’s resilience against destruction.” – The Grumpy Guru

14. “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

15. “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

16. “Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis

17. “Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Unknown

18. “While inner beauty stays permanent like an ocean. By all means, hold strong to your inner beauty.” – Edmond Mbiaka

19. “I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” – Nnedi Okorafor

20. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” – Author Unknown

21. “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

22. “Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time.” – Steven “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

23. “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

24. “But as you gain expertise so you will gradually gain a more graceful, elegant and inventive approach to how you relate to waves – in other words, you will develop a mindfulness in the ocean.” – Sam Bleakley

25. “You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you’re gonna take and which waves you’re not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.” – Alan Arkin

26. “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.” – Jim Rohn

27. “A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.” – Danish

28. “Treasures of the sea can be found at the beach. Let go and discover!” – Catherine Pulsifer

29. “Like pearls in the deep of the ocean, Like stars which enamel the sky… Like these is the love of a friend.” – Unknown

30. “Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.” – B. R. Ambedkar

31. “In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.” – James Russell Lowell

32. “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” – Enya

33. “Even when the sea is stirred up by the winds of self-doubt, we can find our way home. We can discover, in the midst of the waves, our spacious and wakeful awareness.” – Tara Brach

34. “Life is an ocean, fathom it.” – M. K. Soni

35. “If you want to find a fish, look in the ocean. If you want to find yourself, look in your mind.” – Richard Gere

36. “There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.” – Kahlil Gibran

37. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” – Brian Tracy

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

39. “Bliss is more dynamic than love. It moves forward and it creates because in bliss there is a subtle intention. This intention is to share the sea of love with others. This is the purest wish.” – Tara Springett

40. “My altars are the mountains and the ocean.” – Lord Byron

41. “God’s love is like an ocean; you can see its beginning, but not its end.” – Rick Warren

42. “Our giving to God is like giving a thimble of water to the ocean, or like giving a candle to the Sun. It seems so insignificant that we tend to lose the thrill of Thanksgiving.” – Steve Pease

43. “Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy.” – Bethany Hamilton

44. “There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.” – Irish Proverb

45. “Walk down your own sidewalk, skate on your own pond, dive into whatever ocean invites you and skip with joy at the myriad prospects that lay before you. Your life is not a mirrored reflection of someone else’s desires, but, instead, is the sparkling image you create all on your own.” – Catherine Pulsifer

46. “The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

47. “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve

48. “When the seas are rough and disturbing, and the rowing seems always upstream, With a world of indifference to curb you, there’s always a hope and a dream.” – Greta Zwaan

49. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

50. “Our own greed and stupidity are taking away the beautiful world of Arctic Ocean sea ice, which once protected us from the impacts of climatic extremes. Now urgent action is needed if we are to save ourselves from the consequences.” – Peter Wadhams

51. “By protecting our oceans, we are preserving them for the next generation to enjoy.” – The Grumpy Guru

52. “White sand beaches, turquoise waters, and red sky sunsets.” – Julie Bradley

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

54. “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

55. “The universe is an ocean upon which we are the waves. While some decide to surf, others venture to dive.” – Charbel Tadros

56. “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

57. “With all my heart, and all my soul, I will love you till the winds don’t blow. Until the oceans turn to stone, my love is yours and yours alone. My love is forever, until forever’s gone.” – Kenny Rogers

58. “You could start now, and spend another forty years learning about the sea without running out of new things to know.” – Peter Benchley

59. “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

60. “The ocean has a life of its own. Its tides, whirlpools, currents and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions.” – Anthony T. Hincks

61. “Be alone with the sea for it is there you will find answers to questions you didn’t realize exist.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

62. “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

63. “You can’t cross the ocean of life just by dreaming about it, you have to jump in and swim.” – Debasish Mridha

64. “The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” – William Wordsworth

65. “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

66. “Let the waves carry you where the light can not.” – Mohit Kaushik

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

68. “Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.” – Steven Wright

69. “Old ocean’s gray and melancholy waste.” – William C. Bryant

70. “I am the daughter of Earth and Water, And the nursling of the Sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I cannot die.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

71. “Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

72. “The sea knows no limits, makes no concessions. It has given us everything and it can take everything away from us.” – John Ajvide Lindqvist

73. “If peace flows like a river, may it flow into the ocean of our souls.” – J. Autherine

74. “Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Black

75. “The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” – Unknown

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

77. “Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive and that’s what makes the calm sea alive.” – Munia Khan

78. “I wish I could describe the feeling of being at sea, the anguish, frustration, and fear, the beauty that accompanies threatening spectacles, the spiritual communion with creatures in whose domain I sail.” – Steve Callahan

79. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

80. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

81. “The ocean is an object of no small terror.” – Edmund Burke

82. “You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drowning in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

83. “How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again.” – Timothy Joshua Chia

84. “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” – Rachel Carson

85. “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

86. “A river starts by longing for the ocean.” – Will Advise

87. “If we look at the ocean in a calm, there is something imposing in its aspect; stretched out in its sleeping tranquility, but looking fearfully deep, and its silence seems like that of the lion when crouching for its prey.” – Jenny M Parker

88. “Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life. They bring new food for shore creatures and take ships out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse, and our own heartbeat.” – Tamora Pierce

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

90. “I want to do everything I can in my own life to protect and preserve the ocean.” – Cody Simpson

91. “Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new – some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t.” – James Cameron

92. “Don’t try to describe the ocean if you’ve never seen it.” – Jimmy Buffett

93. “It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me.” – Anthony T. Hincks

94. “When people who love the ocean come together, they can achieve extraordinary things.” – Frances Beinecke

95. “I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it.” – James Cameron

96. “I’m concerned about the ocean and the environment. And I love whales.” – Mayim Bialik

97. “I love the smell of rain, and I love the sound of the ocean waves.” – Amy Purdy

98. “Never underestimate the power of the ocean.” – Heidi Klum

99. “I’m horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean.” – Brooke Burke

100. “The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Bengal jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our cities and the gardens of our sea-side residences.” – Henry David Thoreau

101. “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

102. “You can never turn your back on the ocean.” – Rip Torn

103. “I’ve always been drawn to the ocean.” – Kenny Chesney

104. “Ever since I was a child I’ve felt connected to water: lakes, rivers, streams–I love to jump in and swim around. But it’s the ocean where I go for rejuvenation, revelation, and solace.” – Susan Cohn Rockefeller

105. “He wanders, like a day-appearing dream, Through the dim wildernesses of the mind; Through desert woods and tracts, which seem Like ocean, homeless, boundless, unconfined.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

106. “Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere – without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet’s future.” – Fred Krupp

107. “Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind. Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation. Suddenly, you know you are alive.” – Vera Nazarian

108. “There’s a magical energy and power from the ocean.” – Jo Beverley

109. “Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

110. “What you have to get is a ocean of love within your heart and to seek that in others also.” – Nirmala Srivastava

111. “You don’t understand. You’re not a wave. You’re part of the ocean.” – Morrie Schwartz

112. “Like the ocean that remains calm in its depths even when waves rage over its surface, and like the sun that continues shining on high even during storms, we can at each moment create value and develop our state of life, enjoying our existence to the fullest in times of both suffering and joy.” – Daisaku Ikeda

113. “The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.” – Jimmy Buffett

114. “I threw bitter tears at the ocean, but all that came back was the tide.” – Sarah McLachlan

115. “The sea! The sea! The open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free!” – Bryan Procter

116. “Just as the ocean has waves or the sun has rays, so the minds’s own radiance is its thoughts and emotions.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

117. “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

118. “I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.” – Sathya Sai Baba

119. “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

120. “I’ll love you till the ocean Is folded and hung up to dry And the seven stars go squawking Like geese about the sky.” – W. H. Auden

121. “I was always an unusual girl.My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.” – Lana Del Rey

122. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa

123. “She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” – Janet Fitch

124. “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

125. “The heart can think of no devotion Greater than being shore to the ocean- Holding the curve of one position, Counting an endless repetition.” – Robert Frost

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

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

128. “Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.” – Euripides

129. “All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide; but a hidden star can still be smiling at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling.” – Munia Khan

130. “I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean.” – Ai Yazawa

131. “Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms but she never sung her song.” – Santosh Kalwar

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

133. “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

134. “Just as an octopus may have his den in some ocean cave, and come floating out a silent image of horror to attack a swimmer, so I picture such a spirit lurking in the dark of the house which he curses by his presence, and ready to float out upon all whom he can injure.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

135. “This long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.” – John Maynard Keynes

136. “I have felt a presence that disturbs me with the joy of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime of something far more deeply interfused, whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, and the round ocean, and the living air, and the blue sky, and in the mind of man.” – William Wordsworth

137. “When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.” – Herman Melville

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

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

140. “I don’t trust the ocean, either; it would kill me as soon as not. It doesn’t mean I’m afraid of it.” – Maggie Stiefvater

141. “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

142. “Ocean separates lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan

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

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

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

146. “No dirt can touch me, like an ocean, everything that comes to me becomes clean.” – Debasish Mridha

147. “Wildflowers can’t be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky, and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.” – Melody Lee

148. “I wish to spend a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… rising and falling only for my breathing.” – Munia Khan

149. “I ain’t afraid to drown if that means I’m deep up in your ocean.” – Chris Brown

150. “You will love the ocean. It makes you feel so… I don’t know. Small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.” – Lauren Myracle

151. “I have always wanted to give you the world, so I started giving you pieces of the oceans that kept us apart.” – Karen Quan

152. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an ocean in a drop.” – Joy N. Hensley

153. “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

154. “I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.” – Anne Spollen

155. “At beyond continent of reality,there are oceans of ideas.” – Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident]

156. “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

157. “He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud.” – Victor Hugo

158. “Don’t you dare come into my world and tell me what color the ocean is! It’s black. Black as midnight. Black and awful!” – Nadia Scrieva

159. “Sometimes she wants to drift away like ocean waves and sometimes she wants to stay still like a river, wrapped in solitude.” – Nitya Prakash

160. “An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

161. “Screw sharks; a Transformer could be stretching up on its tippy toes and would still have a mile of cover to eat me.” – Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Draus

162. “Day and night I guarded the pearl of my soul. Now in this ocean of pearling currents, I’ve lost track of which was mine.” – Rumi

163. “I saw thousands of them. A sea of the dead that roared like an ocean! You would have heard them screaming toward you. It would have taken days to steer them away. Killing them? I don’t think killing them would have been possible.” – Robert Kirkman

164. “The world is a navy in an empty ocean.” – Dejan Stojanovic

165. “It was like trying to bail out an ocean of water with a teaspoon.” – Jodi Picoult

166. “Knowledge is knowing the depth of the ocean. Wisdom is knowing till where to swim.” – Saleem Sharma

167. “There were three things sought by invaders who crossed oceans to discover America. Those were gold, gospel, glory. There are four things sought by aliens who crossed heavens to discover planet earth. Those are gold, gospel, glory, gene.” – Toba Beta

168. “Nothing is missing from my life when I have the ocean by my side.” – Noel Jhinku

169. “An ocean of depth lies undiscovered within your being.” – Avijeet Das

170. “I prefer lakes, streams, and ponds to the sea. My people left the oceans for a reason and have since preferred their salt from shakers rather than brine.” – Thomm Quackenbush

171. “let’s take a night walk near the ocean.” – Jordan Hoechlin

172. “It is summer, let mind dances like the waves with the music of ocean breeze.” – Debasish Mridha

173. “There’s something about the ocean that just calls to me.” – Nicholas Sparks

174. “Like the waves of the ocean, they do not disappear. When one goes away, another one appears. Good women make life an amazing wonder.” – Gift Gugu Mona

175. “So many people drop their thoughts, words, experiences into the ocean of literature. That ocean may not have affected by their drops but surely their surrounding-life will be.” – Sonal Takalkar

176. “Below us, the ocean moved like a giant dish of blue Jell-O under the sweeping winds.” – Kien Nguyen

177. “The world doesn’t make sense without the ocean, like how my life doesn’t make sense without you.” – Raihan Zubir

178. “The power of the ocean wasn’t questioned.” – Yelena Akhtiorskaya

179. “Not all the rivers want to meet oceans. Some of them just want to stay the way they are. Still and flowing ever so slowly. She’s like that.” – Nitya Prakash

180. “I am an ocean of trust, love, and refuge; I respect humanity. I defend people’s rights. I am light, not the darkness; you will find peace for your mind, heart, and soul that you never-ever would have thought. Just enter into my life, you will see and meet your love and soul-mate.” – Ehsan Sehgal

181. “Yesterday I was an ocean.Today I am just another wave crashing on the shore.” – Nitya Prakash

182. “It’s as if the river within me has turned into an ocean today and I can’t help but keep watching the waves crashing onto the shore.” – Nitya Prakash

183. “It’s a little place on the Pacific Ocean. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.” – Stephen King

184. “It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, in a government ship, with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one’s being alone.” – Henry David Thoreau

185. “It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean covers a quarter of the world’s surface and that each Pacific country has its own cultural, historical and ethnic identity.” – Jenny Shipley

186. “Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It’s supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it’s in the Pacific Ocean instead.” – David R. Brower

187. “Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution, Virginia ceded to the United States her domain, which then extended to the Mississippi, and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.” – William H. Seward

188. “Having made the trip from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean myself going up up up against twenty-five hundred miles of the Missouri River, I can testify that it’s one of the most arduous trips that anyone can make on this continent and yet I had a power boat to do it in.” – William Least Heat-Moon

189. “No nation ever had two better friends that we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans.” – Will Rogers

190. “To the west, the Pacific Ocean, which revulses me, for its vastness cannot be fitted into any box.” – Joyce Carol Oates

191. “My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean.” – Yann Martel

192. “Trying to figure out God is like trying to catch a fish in the Pacific Ocean with an inch of dental floss.” – Matt Chandler

193. “The expedition of Messrs. Lewis & Clarke for exploring the river Missouri, & the best communication from that to the Pacific ocean, has had all the success which could have been expected.” – Thomas Jefferson

194. “Nobility is a river that sets with a constant and undeviating current, directly into the great Pacific Ocean of Time; but, unlike all other rivers, it is more grand at its source, than at its termination.” – Charles Caleb Colton

195. “If a person who lives in God becomes miserable, what is the use of living in God? What is the use of such a God? Throw such a God overboard into the Pacific Ocean. We do not want such a God!” – Swami Vivekananda

196. “I wonder what it’s like to be from a state that is spread across a few islands way out in the Pacific Ocean, only added to the United States in 1959. Not only that but to be the birthplace of America’s first black president? Pretty cool, I bet.” – Henry Rollins

197. “From the city of angels off the Pacific Ocean. Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be, across the nation, around the world. I’m George Noory. Welcome to America’s most listened-to late night talk show, Coast to Coast AM.” – George Noory

198. “In Hawaii, the environment is fabulous. In Malibu, the people are fabulous. Our family unity is tight, and we have the Pacific Ocean outside our door in both places, so there is consistency.” – Laird Hamilton

199. “Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean… Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean.” – Vladimir Putin

200. “We spend a lot of time playing defence against bad things. So, in the US, one of the focusses has been this huge Keystone Pipeline project, another has been the coal ports on the Pacific Ocean.” – Bill McKibben

201. “The jolt that Tony Blair received 35,000ft above the Pacific Ocean was not normal turbulence.” – Tony Blair

202. “Mickey is a secret journal chained closed with a padlock, slammed inside a vault and dropped into the middle of the Pacific Ocean.” – Noel Fisher

203. “The vast Pacific ocean would always remain the islanders’ great solace, escape and nourishment, the amniotic fluid that would keep them hedonistic and aloof, guarded, gentle and mysterious.” – Francine du Plessix Gray

204. “The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs.” – Alan Kay

205. “A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship.” – Tristan Jones

206. “Hark, now hear the sailors cry / smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.” – Van Morrison

207. “Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

208. “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

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

210. “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

211. “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

212. “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

213. “The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.” – Vera Nazarian

214. “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

215. “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

216. “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

217. “But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.” – H. P. Lovecraft

218. “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 was 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.” – Cecelia Ahern

219. “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.” – Uknown

220. “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

221. “I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.” – Sally Andrew

222. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

223. “Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.” – William Arthur Ward

224. “One drop of water helps to swell the ocean…none are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.” – Hannah More

225. “The sea is the universal sewer.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

226. “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

227. “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

228. “Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” – Charles Moore

229. “It is the worst of times but it is the best of times because we still have a chance.” – Sylvia Earle

230. “I had fought on behalf of man against the sea, but I realized that it had become more urgent to fight on behalf of the sea against men.” – Alain Bombard

231. “If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.” – Peter Benchley

232. “We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future.” – President Bill Clinton

233. “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”

234. “We are living on this planet as if we have another one to go to.” – Terri Swearingen

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

236. “Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me … on that summer’s day, when my eyes were opened to the sea.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

237. “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

238. “Be quiet now and wait. It may be that the ocean one, the one we desire so to move into and become, desires us out here on land a little longer, going our sundry roads to the shore.” – Rumi

239. “From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

240. “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

241. “The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.” – Jules Verne

242. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland

243. “The sea complains upon a thousand shores.” – Alexander Smith

244. “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad

245. “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” – H. P. Lovecraft

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

247. “I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.” – James Cameron

248. “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” – Blaise Pascal

249. “Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.” – Percy Ross

250. “This severe, ascetic music, calm and horizontal as the line of the ocean, monotonous by virtue of its serenity, anti-sensuous, and yet so intense in its contemplativeness that it verges sometimes on ecstasy.” – Charles Gounod

251. “Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That’s the way the mind of man operates.” – H. L. Mencken

252. “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

253. “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.” – H. P. Lovecraft

254. “Alone I walked on the ocean strand, A pearly shell was in my hand; I stooped, and wrote upon the sand My name, the year, the day. As onward from the sport I passed, One lingering look behind I cast, A wave came rolling high and fast, And washed my lines away.” – Hannah Flagg Gould

255. “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

256. “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

257. “Each kiss of an ocean wave is passed along, as long as there is life on and in the seas.” – Anthony T. Hincks

258. “If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the lips of a seashell.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

259. “Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

260. “Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.” – Sylvia Earle

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

262. “I’m happy anywhere I can see the ocean.” – Unknown

263. “I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.” – Siouxsie Sioux

264. “If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.” – Nayyirah Waheed

265. “The ocean was magical to her, its depths and mysteries were boundless, its call irresistible.” – Jeff Mariotte

266. “As the ocean has no end, so does my love for you.”

267. “Gilbert shall live, till Load-stones cease to draw,Or British Fleets the boundless Ocean awe” – John Dryden.

268. “Ita est … rerum natura, post omnia oceanus, post oceanum nihil.Thus is nature, Beyond all things is the ocean, beyond the ocean nothing.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

269. “A bird maintains itself in the air by imperceptible balancing, when near to the mountains or lofty ocean crags; it does this by means of the curves of the winds which as they strike against these projections, being forced to preserve their first impetus bend their straight course towards the sky with divers revolutions, at the beginning of which the birds come to a stop with their wings open, receiving underneath themselves the continual buffetings of the reflex courses of the winds.” – Leonardo da Vinci

270. “A life on the ocean wave, A home on the rolling deep, For the spark that nature gave I have the right to keep.” – Ambrose Bierce

271. “A new era of ocean exploration can yield discoveries that will help inform everything from critical medical advances to sustainable forms of energy. Consider that AZT, an early treatment for HIV, is derived from a Caribbean reef sponge, or that a great deal of energy – from offshore wind, to OTEC , to wind and wave energy – is yet untapped in our oceans.” – Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

272. “All knowledge and understanding of the Universe was no more than playing with stones and shells on the seashore of the vast imponderable ocean of truth.” – Sir Isaac Newton

273. “An ocean traveller has even more vividly the impression that the ocean is made of waves than that it is made of water.” – Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

274. “An underwater-listening device, the “hydrophone,” has, in recent years, shown that sea creatures click, grunt, snap, moan, and, in general, make the ocean depths as maddeningly noisy as ever the land is.” – Isaac Asimov

275. “Anatomy is the great ocean of intelligence upon which the true physician must sail. Bacteriology is but one little harbor.” – John E. Link

276. “Bottom trawling is a ghastly process that brings untold damage to sea beds that support ocean life. It’s akin to using a bulldozer to catch a butterfly, destroying a whole ecosystem for the sake of a few pounds of protein. We wouldn’t do this on land, so why do it in the oceans?” – Sylvia A. Earle

277. “For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light – our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.” – Ulf Merbold

278. “I think of the ocean as the blue heart of the planet. Well, how much of your heart do you want to protect?” – Sylvia A. Earle

279. “Ideas are like stars: You will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” – Carl Schurz

280. “If you’re overfishing at the top of the food chain, and acidifying the ocean at the bottom, you’re creating a squeeze that could conceivably collapse the whole system.” – Ted Danson

281. “In the heat of the sun, the ocean is the boiler and condenser of a gigantic steam engine, a weather engine that governs crops, floods, droughts, frosts, hurricanes.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau

282. “It is a sign of our power, and our criminal folly, that we can pollute the vast ocean and are doing so.” – Isaac Asimov

283. “Knowledge it excites prejudices to call it science is advancing as irresistibly, as majestically, as remorselessly as the ocean moves in upon the shore.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

284. “Like unopened presents under the tree, the ocean is a treasure trove of knowledge.” – Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

285. “Nature is the great ocean of intelligence in which we are bathed.” – Elbert Hubbard

286. “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” – Charles F. Kettering

287. “That which we call the Atlantic Ocean is only a valley excavated by the force of the waters; the form of the seacoast, the salient and re-entrant angles of America, of Africa, and of Europe proclaim this catastrophe.” – Baron Alexander von Humboldt

288. “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; spiritually we find ourselves on a tiny island in the middle of a boundless ocean of the inexplicable. It is our task, from generation to generation, to drain a small amount of additional land.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

289. “The Ocean Health Index is like a thermometer of ocean health, which will allow us to determine how the patient is doing. The Index will be a measure of whether our policies are working, or whether we need new solutions.” – Enric Sala

290. “That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean’s gray and melancholy waste, Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.” – William C. Bryant

291. “It isn’t the oceans which cut us off from the world – it’s the American way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller

292. “Cut down on your use of plastic shopping bags because many end up in the ocean.” – Angela Kinsey

293. “We are blessed with a magnificent and miraculous world ocean on this planet. But we are also stressing it in ways that we are not even close to bringing under control.” – Carl Safina

294. “The ocean like the air, is the common birth-right of mankind.” – Thomas Jefferson

295. “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 there of.” – Elizabeth

296. “A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean.” – Zhuangzi

297. “The hurricanes are following the tropical ocean temperature. The tropical ocean temperature is following the Northern Hemisphere. And it’s very hard now to believe that there’s anything natural about that.” – Kerry Emanuel

298. “There are dark, hard, cherty silt-stones from some deep ocean trench full of rapidly accumulating Pennsylvanian guck.” – John McPhee

299. “It was a lone voice in the middle of the ocean, but it was heard at great depth and great distance.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

300. “Unlike the boundaries of the sea by the shorelines, the “ocean of air” laps at the border of every state, city, town and home throughout the world.” – L. Welch Pogue

301. “What you do in response to the ocean of suffering may seem be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

302. “You can’t discuss the ocean with a well frog – he’s limited by the space he lives in.” – Chuang Tzu

303. “You may drink the ocean dry; you may uproot from its base the mountain Meru: you may swallow fire. But more difficult than all these, oh Good One! is control over the mind.” – Yogi Ramacharaka

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

305. “Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart, who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean.” – Horace

306. “The land is dearer for the sea,The ocean for the shore.” – Lucy Larcom

307. “The ocean is the navigator’s world.” – William Baffin

308. “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

309. “Ocean into tempest wrought,To waft a feather, or to drown a fly.” – Edward Young

310. “Ain’t the ocean that wet place down around New Jersey somewhere?” – John Kendrick Bangs

311. “Tidal rhythms have an effect on our physiology. When we feel out of sorts, our body is out of sync with the body of the Universe. Spending time near the ocean, or anywhere in nature, can help us to synchronize our rhythms with nature’s rhythms.” – Deepak Chopra

312. “I don’t think there’s much scenery to be seen on the ocean… It’s just plain water all the way over.” – John Kendrick Bangs

313. “Ye waves That o’er th’ interminable ocean wreathe Your crisped smiles.” – Aeschylus

314. “The ocean is a big place, even for a whale.” – Kieran Mulvaney

315. “In front of the ocean, man faces infinity, life, death.” – Alain Carayol

316. “Ocean had given me hope. He’d made me believe in people again. His sincerity had rubbed me raw, had peeled back the stubborn layers of anger I’d lived in for so long. Ocean made me want to give the world a second chance.” – Tahereh Mafi

317. “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me…in every way that a person can be saved. I don’t even have a picture of him. He exists now… only in my memory.” – Rose Dewitt Bukater

318. “As she always did, when she went over the dune and saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leapt inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.” – Sharon Brubaker

319. “Wispy clouds blew quickly across the sky, leaving a large swatch of clear cerulean blue. The wispy clouds foretold of a weather change. The crystal, clear, blue sky topped the Antwerpen blue of the ocean.” – Sharon Brubaker

320. “No writing is good enough until you, as an author, make a small contribution, the size of a drop, into the ocean of the world’s literature.” – Nuruddin Farah

321. “My own words continued to echo in my head: I shall never marry. I felt as though I had somehow crossed a vast ocean, never to return.” – Carolyn Meyer

322. “She was an ocean, and he was just a sinking man lost in her waves.” – Giselle Beaumont

323. “I’ll pour my life into your hands like oceans upon your sands if you can always stand to take a little more of me.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

324. “The heart is as transparent as the depths of the ocean.” – Meredith T. Taylor

325. “The most interesting feeling when watching an ocean is this: It seems like something will come from the distant horizon but actually nothing comes!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

326. “Like the most beautiful treasure I have ever seen, she was hidden in the depths of the ocean, waiting for someone to pull her out.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

327. “We are all connected to the ocean. Without healthy oceans, no life, not even on land, can exist.” – Jean-Michel Cousteau

328. “The ocean is a supreme metaphor for change. I expect the unexpected but am never fully prepared.” – Tim Winton

329. “One should turn towards the main ocean of the-beautiful-in-the-world so that one may by, contemplation of this Form, bring forth in all their splendor many fair fruits of discourse and meditation in a plenteous crop of philosophy.” – Plato

330. “The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart.” – Christina Henry

331. “You are the Moon who cannot see her own beauty. Let me be the Ocean and show you your own beautiful reflection!” – Avijeet Das

332. “One who was born by the ocean or has associated with it cannot ever be quite content away from it for very long.” – John Steinbeck

333. “Don’t spend your entire life building a ship, without ever tasting the salt of the ocean.” – Alexander Den Heijer

334. “When you’re the ocean you just love to wave at people.” – Anthony T. Hincks

335. “To the ocean, salt shows her love’s ancestry.” – Anthony T. Hincks

336. “When rocks fall from the cliff, the ocean will rise to meet the sky.” – Anthony T. Hincks

337. “I love his passion, his power, his gentleness and his caress. His stories full of cries and laughter, his glory of the gods… at worst and best… The Ocean, my and only lover. My Ocean that the key to treasure chest possesses…” – Oksana Rus

338. “I thought I could avoid continually crashing, but as it turns out, it’s unavoidable. Even on the calmest day, the ocean still rolls into the beach and pulls pebbles out to sea.” – Rebekah Crane

339. “Cheating is like jumping into the middle of an ocean and expect not to drown.” – Gift Gugu Mona

340. “Let’s spell things out plainly: It is beyond the scope of my understanding of how we are still, after everything we know, polluting our oceans with plastics, and worse. A whale just died after consuming more than 80 plastic bags. A whale!” – Shenita Etwaroo

341. “Dying is like the ocean, sometimes the tide comes in gently with soft, delicate waves quietly working in the background. Other days, the waves violently crash into explosions, demanding to be noticed but regardless of how it chooses to do its job, the tide will always come in.” – Sarah Riad

342. “Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.” – Steven Magee

343. “The ocean is both my mistress and my lover. How else can I explain her salty kiss that is still on my lips.” – Anthony T. Hincks

344. “We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us” – Suzanne van der Veeken

345. “We’d be trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean. I realize that if we boosted one another, maybe we’d get a little closer.” – Ruta Sepetys

346. “Come be the stampede of emotion standing on this dancing ocean, as I empty out this flood within, down to the last drop of this naked pen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

347. “And as the drop kissed the ocean, it became the ocean itself.” – Sw. Chidananda Tirtha

348. “The ocean’s currents are a turbulent emotion which man has yet to come to terms with.” – Anthony T. Hincks

349. “To a lover, the beloved is ocean and mountain, fatigue and relief, poison and amrit – indeed, all of churning itself.” – Amruta Patil

350. “The ocean will swallow you whole and burp you out and not notice you were even there.” – Nicola Yoon

351. “Be the ocean let the river come to you.” – Amit Ray

352. “For it is not needful, to use a common proverb, that one should drink up the ocean who wishes to learn that its water is salt.” – Irenaeus of Lyons

353. “To be wealthy, powerful or famous does mot matter to me. Starting a social good ripple that will turn to an ocean wave matters to me.” – Petek Kabakci

354. “A river unneeded still finds its way down to the ocean…” – Will Advise

355. “My alar is like the ocean in storm. (Devi)” – Patrick Rothfuss

356. “Whenever a river reaches the ocean, it waits to go back..” – Will Advise

357. “Let the blue of the sky and ocean take your blue away when you feel blue” – Munia Khan

358. “Life is like an ocean, jump right on.” – Cliff Hannold

359. “You don’t need an ocean to feel like you’re drowning. You feel it, between your chest and your throat, the weight of it stretching you outside your self, like a dead fish on the shore.” – Malak El Halabi

360. “You are the ocean; everything else is just waves and wind.” – Steve Maraboli

361. “All rivers pay homage to the ocean for it lies lowest.” – Jeffrey Fry

362. “She fell into his arms like the rainfall over an ocean.” – Akshay Vasu

363. “The ocean here is weird. It’s the wrong kind of blue.” – Nicola Yoon

364. “Life becomes meaningful with a loving heart’s gift Upon the ocean of gratitude soul’s boat adrift Invisible expectancy tossed and turned From the light of memories a blessed ray earned.” – Munia Khan

365. “The ocean will always betray me. No matter how beautiful it is.” – K.B. Ezzell

366. “Sharks are the lions of the sea.They glamorize the oceanic glory.” – Munia Khan

367. “We were as big as the ocean, but as fragile as an ego.” – Dominic Riccitello

368. “She was an ocean, confined in a coffee mug. And she had the galaxies, confined in her pretty eyes.” – Akshay Vasu

369. “I will cross the border; set across the ocean. I will break down walls; reject rules just to be with you. I will; I promise that I will resist the resilience. I will give love life and a place to blossom.” – S. O’Sdae

370. “Oceanic farness treasures tomorrow Mingled tears lost in the sea of sorrow Our immortal love will lead us a way When pale days remain cloudy and grey.” – Munia Khan

371. “The ocean is a rolling field of the bluest crop I’ve ever seen, filling our view two days after escaping the guards. The sea touches the horizon, swaying and moving like a living, breathing being beneath a lid of white clouds and sunshine. It’s possibly the most beautiful thing in the world.” – Erin Summerill

372. “There was an ocean above us, held in by a thin sac that might rupture and let down a flood at any second.” – Stephen King

373. “His eyes were deep as ocean, and I found myself drowning in his lies.” – Enna Margo

374. “We may be just a drop in the ocean, but even the ocean envies the depth of our love.” – Maria Elena

375. “The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

376. “Life is like an ocean; an endlessly elegant dance between serenity and chaos. And while idly watching this can be so beautiful, that’s not what life is for. Don’t just stand on the shore… jump in!” – Steve Maraboli

377. “Is the ocean simply a great pool of tears? I should like to think that even the stars must cry.” – K.B. Ezzell

378. “My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.” – Anne Lamott

379. “A scientist said once that if the ocean were as clear as the sky, if we could see everything in it, no one would ever go in the sea.” – Cassandra Clare

380. “To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

381. “Nothing from the ocean is meant to survive on land forever.” – Sarah Glenn Marsh

382. “Here is a good message from the ocean: You will be an ocean too if you let every river, every rain, every flood and every stream flow to you freely!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

383. “We are all born in a little port but not all of us sail the vast oceans! Majority remains in the port!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

384. “Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

385. “I all of a sudden got to feeling like talking to people. 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. I’m weird like that.” – Haruki Murakami

386. “This universe is ocean of happiness where distance is measured in Smiles Per Hour; more the mileage more the happiness.” – Vikrmn

387. “This is why the oceans taste of salt. It is because of all the tears of mermaids for sailors who have died for their love. The oceans are salt with death and grief.” – Jaxy Mono

388. “A ship on the port always waits for you to sail to the oceans!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

389. “Each time I came crashing down into the ocean porpoiselike, water hit my face like the slap of a jilted lover.” – Brandon Sanderson

390. “You are loved deeper than any ocean. Let your mind swim through it’s depth because I will never let you drown.” – Shannon L. Alder

391. “The moon makes love to the ocean And in this holy conception it gives birth to a little tide.” – A.P. Sweet

392. “Deep love is like a deep ocean.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

393. “When you see a picture of the ocean, it’s cut off at the edges. You know it goes on and on to the right and on and on to the left, but you never really know how it feels to see that until you actually do see it.” – Diane Chamberlain

394. “Flight of my mind rises beneath the seagull’s wings …then ocean is my motherland I feel.” – Munia Khan

395. “Maria didn’t fear the sea but, as taught by her father, she respected its power. In her experience the ocean had no intent to drown travellers.” – Sara Sheridan

396. “… nightly rolling of Mother Ocean (“It’s all right, it’s all right; everything is calm; we are just eating every thing that moves in here, dry people”)…” – Barry Hannah

397. “Live in a cosmic ocean, singing sweet hallucinations, dreams of many worlds, all flowing into one… inner / outer mirrored love.” – Jay Woodman

398. “I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel.” – Bill Bryson

399. “Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky.” – Oksana Rus

400. “You are the ocean, let the rivers come to you. You are the flower, let the bees come to you.” – Amit Ray

401. “When I lean my ear up against your seashell heart, I can hear an ocean of love roaring inside.” – John Mark Green

402. “The serenity of the lulling ocean is a wondrous thing to behold, more precious than the gems coveted and covered in platinum or gold.” – Oksana Rus

403. “Well the sky always seemed like another ocean to me, you know? Like we live between two incredible oceans, and we’ll never get to the bottom of either of them.” – Brian Doyle

404. “Whoever deemed the ocean an invigorating place needed to reconsider the reality of crashing waves, sunburn, and sand wedged up into places no one should have it.” – Natalia Jaster

405. “Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

406. “I know I play with danger every time I swim, but I need this. I’m Mer and the ocean is mine.” – Tabi Card

407. “The thing about the ocean is that the surface won’t always tell you what is going on underneath.” – Jennifer Arnett

408. “Looking at the ocean makes me miss people, and hanging out with people makes me miss the ocean.” – Haruki Murakami

409. “Among the fluctuation of the river currents, an abyss as green as the sea, its extension and profundity as immense as the ocean opened before me: the eyes of a beautiful girl.” – Unknown

410. “You are the ocean to my eyes.” – Sanober Khan

411. “Only the ocean kept the same rhythm. Crashing in and slowly pulling back out, it never lied, never changed. It tried to teach them a life of romantic consistency.” – Lawren Leo

412. “Shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean.” – Kahlil Gibran

413. “The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.” – Ernest Hemingway

414. “Why ships won’t use roads, is why cars won’t travel on oceans. When the position is wrong, the leader won’t be right.” – Israelmore Ayivor

415. “The sky would be clear, colorless, mist blending together the air and the ocean, the waves whispering against the rocks.” – Kendall Kulper

416. “Life is an ocean and waves are our paths.” – Diana Matoso

417. “Integrity is a high rock above which the stormy ocean of worldly troubles cannot rise.” – Alan Cohen

418. “The ocean turns cold, dark, pressing around me, but the deeper I go the more the iron inside of me twists and pulls and I know that I’m tethered to the boat, that even now the men pull the rope tighter and drag me back to the surface.” – Kendall Kulper

419. “If you ever want to see how small you are in the plan of God, just stand at the edge of an ocean.” – Patick Ness

420. “All the drain leads to the ocean… So chill out and enjoy the motion!” – Ana Claudia Antunes

421. “This boy wore the ocean in his eyes, green-gray-blue, ever shifting, and I recognized him immediately. Knew before he said another word that he was as dangerous as he was beautiful.” – Sarah Ockler

422. “The waves hit the cliff with more intensity than the shore, because the ocean knows the cliff has that masculine intensity which won’t complain about her feminine energy.” – Nityananda Das

423. “I am drawn to the ocean; I find solace in its mystery.” – Joe Dunthorne

424. “Be open minded like the sky. Be accepting like the ocean. Be loving like a flower.” – Debasish Mridha

425. “There’s always hope. And oceans. Hope and oceans.” – Bryant A. Loney

426. “Maybe I’m still the mermaid.Maybe the ocean is your hand.” – Kelli Russell Agodon

427. “He was the ocean and I was the sand, I lived content in stillness and he washed a shore everytime, as a better man.” – Nikki Rowe

428. “In ocean of tears, the heart of stone sinks.” – Charles de Leusse

429. “Can you imagine a waveless ocean while there is a big storm outside? And that calm ocean is the ocean of wisdom!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

430. “Endless ocean, blue water, dreamy sky, tranquil beach, love in the air, mind fly high.” – Debasish Mridha

431. “The curves of his smile become the waves in my ocean.” – Stephanie Dray

432. “How much time could you spend staring out the ocean, even if it was the ocean you’d loved since you were a boy?” – Philip Roth,

433. “Ocean is not supposed to be scared of the drops.” – Amit Kalantri

434. “Time was unending when charmed, captivated, even delighted by the mystical motion of the ocean!” – Ray Palla

435. “Our identity in the world is like a wave from the Ocean.” – Kishore Bansal

436. “If lighthouse becomes a burning candle, flickered upon ocean’s insanity. Your sailing heart there anchors to handle the obsessed breeze towards sand dune’s vanity.” – Munia Khan

437. “Some say the ocean roars,I hear it ever weeping. Weep, ocean, weep for those gone before. Weep, O sea, for the open graves that fill your shore.” – Craig Froman

438. “And in the ocean I will fly to the bottomless pit of darkness.” – Ellena Fedora

439. “My pond life with hydra is over; now I’m into the ocean world of poetry to dive deeper.” – Khan

440. “I have left behind what tethered me to the lake. The sadness. The self-pity. The dark tentacles of the murky sea monster only I could see. And I have come to appreciate the ocean. How the sun and salt together can leave things weightless, easy, and smooth around the edges. Like sea glass and driftwood.” – Wendy Wunder

441. “It is as if we find ourselves on a ship in the middle of the ocean, with the captain making the point that we are free to leave.” – Peter Cave

442. “I like the ocean,”“It feels like forever and I can breathe. When I’m near the ocean, I’m free of the swamp in a way no other place allows.” – Bijou Hunter

443. “Aww, the sound of waves crashing along the ocean side and spraying back up to touch the wind only for a moment, then to fall back down becoming the ocean once more.” – Melanie Kilsby

444. “If anyone can overcome a fear for the ocean, you can, little lady. Courage is being scared to death and saddlin’ up anyway.” – Colleen Houck

445. “She was a mind floating in an ocean of confusion.” – Caroline B. Cooney

446. “Life is like the ocean. You can either be the ball floating on the waves, or make your own waves.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

447. “When my toes are sunk into warm sand and the ocean is lapping my feet, when I breathe in the scent of salt and hear the cry of a seagull, I know that I am returned to a place of restoration. I am home. I can heal here.” – Toni Sorenson

448. “Jack gazed down at the black surface of the sea. He felt and affinity with the ocean, as if it were a kindred spirit. The knowledge that every drop of water had always been a drop of water, practically since the stars were formed. Water was infinite and immortal.” – David Llewellyn

449. “The only ship you can truly steer in this ocean is the one you’re sailing. Quit trying to alter the winds; harness them.” – Richelle E

450. “Late, by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloud cover thick. I try to stay just above the surface, yet I’m already under and living within the ocean.” – Rumi

451. “People are like waves of the ocean, some cover you with tides of refreshment, whilst others drown you in floods of turmoil.” – Imam Ali as

452. “Creation is the vocal chords of God speaking each day through the colors of the sunrise, the vastness of the night sky, the teeming of life in the ocean, the majesty of the mountains.” – Eric Samuel Timm

453. “At the bottom of the ocean is a layer of water that has never moved.” – Anne Carson

454. “The Pacific is my home ocean; I knew it first, grew up on its shore, collected marine animals along the coast. I know its moods, its color, its nature.” – John Steinbeck

455. “With no other choices open to us, we’d turned our gaze seaward. The oceans were our America: they reached farther than any prairie, untamed as on the first day of creation. Nobody owned them.” – Carsten Jensen

456. “Bless their believing happiness will make them happy; that the ocean is magical, a kingdom where we go to be human, and grateful.” – Philip Schultz

457. “Crossing the ocean is secondary, planning how to pass the tides is the goal.” – Arlin Sailesh Kapadia

458. “Wherever people go to find peace – that’s what I find in the ocean.” – Willow Aster

459. “Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean.” – Epeli Hau’ofa

460. “He was beneath the waves, a creature crawling the ocean bottom.” – Doppo Kunikida

461. “The ocean filled the footprints where a boy and cat had stood.” – Lloyd Alexander

462. “This time as we ascend, I watch the world sinking below us. I watch the way the city fades into sand that gets washed by the ocean.” – Lauren DeStefano

463. “I see an ocean that’s spilled out of a wineglass, its body clear and sparkling and folding over itself. I see a ribbon of sand.” – Lauren DeStefano

464. “He talks softly, patiently, as I sit on the window ledge and watch boats with colorful triangles for sails scratch the ocean.” – Lauren DeStefano

465. “You need to travel to see the ocean – I don’t need the ocean – I have the sky.” – John Geddes

466. “The greatest rivers always find their way to the ocean. Like a ship reaching out to its motherland.” – Saleem Sharma

467. “From the very beginning perplexing and wandering from one ocean to another an everlasting wander.” – Rixa White

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

469. “My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean’s edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau

470. “For whatever we lose it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” – E. E. Cummings

471. “Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

472. “To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.” – Isaac Newton

473. “Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” – Albert Schweitzer

474. “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

475. “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

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

477. “It’s simple; the oceans are the life support system of our planet.” – Phillipe Cousteau

478. “Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” – Sylvia Earle

479. “You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

481. “Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.” – Margot Datz

482. “I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

483. “Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.” – William Stafford

484. “The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean.” – Laird Hamilton

485. “On the ocean of life let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass.” – James David Manning

486. “Full many a gem of purest ray serene, the dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.” – Thomas Gray

487. “Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

488. “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

489. “‎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

490. “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

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

492. “The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

493. “And so castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” – Jimi Hendrix

494. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

495. “Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.” – Ambrose Bierce

496. “Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Gandhi

497. “We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath.” – Brad Dourif

498. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” – E. E. Cummings

499. “I succumbed into that abyss instantly, like a man who falls from the highest cliff into the ocean… and I drowned.” – Mya Robarts

500. “Broken or tired, feel the waves, the ocean has healing power.” – Unknown

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