129 Marine Life Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of marine life quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about sea life.

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The Most Famous Marine Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I like underwater life. — Hayao Miyazaki

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

Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater. — Sylvia Earle

For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain. — Rumi

To save the seas, we can eat sustainably and be conscious of the seafood we eat. — Carl Safina

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

The deep sea is the largest museum on earth, it contains more history than all the museums on land combined, and yet we're only now penetrating it. — Robert Ballard

Fish love the ocean. Snakes move like earth-fish inside a mountain,well away from seawater. Certain sunfish,though,turn snakes into ocean lovers. — Rumi

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. — Robert Wyland

The sea lives in every one of us. — Robert Wyland

Short Marine Life Quotes

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  • The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. — Larry Ferguson
  • The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free! — Bryan Procter
  • The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. — Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school. — Cobie Smulders
  • Wind is to us what money is to life on shore. — Sterling Hayden
  • The world's finest wilderness lies beneath the waves. — Robert Wyland
  • This is my voice. There are many like it, but this one is mine. — Shane Koyczan
  • We will send ships and Marines as soon as possible for the protection of American life and property. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years. — Lee Trevino

Marine Life Image Quotes

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Marine life quote by Bryan Procter

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

Marine life quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Marine Life In The Ocean Quotes

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I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory. — Sylvia Earle

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

It's a little-appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light. — Edith Widder

Marine life quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Coral reefs are the backbone for the entire ocean. They are the nursery for the ocean. About a quarter of all marine life in the ocean spends part of its lifecycle on a coral reef. And there are about a billion or so people that depend on coral reefs for fish for their food, for protein. — Jeff Orlowski

Sea Life Quotes

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When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular. — Idi Amin

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. John P. Weiss about persistence in life.African Proverbs

Marine life quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Don't sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea. — Rumi

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

We have reached the time in the life of the planet, and humanity's demand upon it, when every fisherman will have to be a river-keeper, a steward of marine shallows, a watchman on the high seas. We are beyond having to put back what we have taken out. We must put back more than we take out. — Thomas Mcguane

Marine life quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Stand through life firm as a rock in the sea, undisturbed and unmoved by its ever-rising waves — Hazrat Inayat Khan

later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land. — Jimmy Buffett

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. — John Muir

The journey of life is a mental one, which is taking place in the sea of illusion. — Neville Goddard

Marine Biology Quotes

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I have always loved marine biology and that is what I studied in school. I am hoping to build a marine sanctuary that will also be educational, an eco preserve and a school, perhaps in Costa Rica, that is one of my dreams and goals. — Paul Walker

I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school. And even now, I'm still like, 'Maybe I'll just quit the biz and go to Santa Cruz and study marine biology and have my own research center in the Bahamas.' Yeah, I'm sure it would be just that smooth. — Cobie Smulders

I had gone to school to study marine biology. — Skeet Ulrich

Marine life quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology. — Arne Duncan

There is another domain that we consider relevant and having good prospects - marine biology. For many years this region [Russian Far East] has been home for one of the leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Marine Biology. — Vladimir Putin

I originally envisioned myself doing something with the suffix 'ology' at the end of it, like marine biology or entomology. But after I started to do some acting gigs, I thought it wasn't a bad thing... I said to myself, 'I might as well keep riding this bus until the wheels fall off.' — Callan McAuliffe

Marine life quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

I suppose the marine biology was a post-teen thing. I was kind of on my way but I was one of those teenage boys who got to 13, 14 and had no idea what I was going to do. I liked natural history. I liked the outdoors. And I found the sea quite interesting. — Giles Deacon

I tell my students, if you're interested in marine biology or llama farming, follow that string. Yes, it will probably take you a longer time to write that book, but it's not a race. That's another great thing about being a writer: you don't age out. — Debra Dean

I like to surf. I like to play guitar. I want to do college classes online. I wanted to do marine biology for a long time, but I don't know. — Ali Lohan

I didn't have toys and bikes; I'd go out and pick up rocks. I was into science and nature. It was my first love. I was going to be a vet and a marine biologist. I went to university and studied biology for two weeks and I just thought: "I've been conned!" — Ricky Gervais

Sea Creature Quotes

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I've never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins. — Peter Benchley

Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest. — Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Perhaps the time has come to formulate a moral code which would govern our relations with the great creatures of the sea as well as with those on dry land. That this will come to pass is my dear wish. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Marine life quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies. — Bryan Procter

Woven into our lives is the very fire from the stars and the genes from the sea creatures, and everyone, utterly everyone, is kin in the radiant tapestry of being. This relationship is not external or extrinsic to our identity but wells up as the defining truth from our deepest being. — Elizabeth A. Johnson

Of all nature's animated kingdoms, fish are the most unchristian, inhospitable, heartless, and cold-blooded of creatures. — Herman Melville

Marine life quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

Nothing has prepared sharks, squid, krill and other sea creatures for industrial-scale extraction that destroys entire ecosystems while targeting a few species. — Sylvia Earle

Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life," murmured Niko. "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

How strange and wonderful is our home, our earth, with its swirling vaporous atmosphere, its flowing and frozen liquids, its trembling plants, its creeping, crawling, climbing creatures, the croaking things with wings that hang on rocks and soar through the fog, the furry grass, the scaly seas. — Edward Abbey

Just as a snowflakewent on to feed a puddle that filled a stream and then the river, thepumpkin patch is a gathering of molecules from my old goats, chickens,and cats, feeding the underworld of dirt creatures. And somewhere, myfather's ashes mingle with birds, air, and sea. — Katherine Dunn

Marine Quotes

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

Every time a boy falls off a tricycle, every time a black cat has gray kittens, every time someone stubs a toe, every time there's a murder or a fire or the marines land in Nicaragua, the police and the newspapers holler 'get Capone.' — Al Capone

The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle! — John J. Pershing

Marine life quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully. — John A. Lejeune

The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps! — Eleanor Roosevelt

With 300 Marines, you could probably take over Iraq if you wanted to and get rid of ISIS completely. Make no mistake about it, Marines are war fighters. I mean they are really good at what they do. The only time they are not good at what they do is when someone puts the shackles on them. — Marcus Luttrell

Marine life quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

We've backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I'm going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years. — James Mattis

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A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. — English Proverbs

Why in hell can't the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can't they be like Marines. — John J. Pershing

They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time. — Chesty Puller

Marine Biologist Quotes

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You can't handle the truth! — Jack Nicholson

I'm actually very scared of sharks. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was young, which may not have been compatible with that fear. — Gillian Anderson

Their brilliant audio expert, who is a marine biologist, should really be looking after Flipper — Rob Halford

Marine life quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything, I wanted to be a marine biologist, an actress, a writer, an environmentalist, an activist. — Kristin Kreuk

I was very much into science when I was young - I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a doctor, and then something else, I was always changing. Acting didn't come up until much later, probably about 16 or 17. I thought, "Oh, I quite like this." — Freema Agyeman

Did you know that the original title for War and Peace was War, What Is It Good For? — Jerry Seinfeld

I wanted to be a meteorologist. I wanted to be a marine biologist. — January Jones

I've always been very aware of environment. When I was a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist until I realized I hated being underwater. I think a lot of that came from traveling and seeing the levels of waste produced by so many factories around the world. — Maria Cornejo

If I wasn't a writer, I don't know what I'd be. Probably a marine biologist or something. — Jeff Vandermeer

I was very much into science when I was young - I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a doctor, and then something else, I was always changing. — Freema Agyeman

Fish In The Sea Quotes

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In the summer I stretch out on the shore And think of you. Had I told the sea What I felt for you, It would have left its shores, Its shells, Its fish, And followed me. — Nizar Qabbani

The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea. — Empedocles

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea. — E. E. cummings

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity, no member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. Its why I don't eat red meat or white fish, don't give me no blue cheese. Were all members of the animal kingdom, leave your brothers and sisters in the sea. — Prince

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There are plenty of fish in the sea, if I run out of women. — Joey Comeau

There are plenty more fish in the sea. — American Proverbs

A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence. — Vladimir Nabokov

The shark is the apex predator in the sea. Sharks have molded evolution for 450 million years. All fish species that are prey to the sharks have had their behavior, their speed, their camouflage, their defense mechanisms molded by the shark. — Paul Watson

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. — William Shakespeare

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More Marine Life Quotes

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I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought. — Helen Keller

A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine. — James F. Amos

For the mission's sake, our country's sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division's colors in the past battles - who fought for life and never lost their nerve - carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the world there is "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" than a U.S. Marine. — James Mattis

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

Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. — Thomas S. Monson

But if you tell folks you're a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you're talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn't work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons. — Chuck Palahniuk

Coral reefs represent some of the worlds most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the seas most exquisite species will not survive. — Sheherazade Goldsmith

Water is the basis of life and the blue arteries of the earth! Everything in the non-marine environment depends on freshwater to survive. — Sandra Postel

I've been a survivor my whole life...if I survived the Marines, I can survive Muhammad Ali. — Chuck Wepner

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. — Gail Sheehy

A Marine knows that pride is the bedrock upon which he will lay the foundation of his life, and on that foundation he will build the structure by which the worth of his existence and the measure of his accomplishments will be judged. — Zell Miller

They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to. — Richard Dean Anderson

But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life. — Hugh Shelton

Animal protection is education to the humanity. — Albert Schweitzer

I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence. — Edward Johnson

Go to sleep with visions of what you love. Let your dream vision marinate overnight. Wake up with your positive, hopeful thoughts in place, ready to guide you through a day in which you step ever closer to the life you dream of. — Wayne Dyer

Throughout my professional life, I have looked upon the Corps as a most valuable part of our naval organization, and this opinion has only been the more confirmed by every year's additional experience in active service. — Samuel Francis Du Pont

If ever peace is to be imposed on the world it will only be because a large number of men who could have taken part in the drill display by the Guards or Marines or at the Royal Tournament turn that strength and precision to the service of life. — Rebecca West

I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started, and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody, I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley. — Douglass North

A great sorrow, like a mariner's quadrant, brings the sun at noon down to the horizon, and we learn where we are on the sea of life. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Anxiously you ask, 'Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?' The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, 'This way to safety; this way to home. — Thomas S. Monson

If you're coming from America to Iraq, then how are you supposed to be objective? I mean, you could pay lip service to being objective, but how are you going to objective when you're embedded with the Marines? The Marines are saving your life every day and they're protecting you. But when you're sort of living with people who are there, we just press record and let them tell the story. — Shane Smith

This particular school of Zen has always considered itself the Marines of the spiritual world, so it has a kind of bias against conceptual thinking in favor of a very rigorous physical life. — Leonard Cohen

The oceans are a way of life. We fish; we sail; we have a robust marine economy. — Sheldon Whitehouse

I got interested in Zen when I was a teenage beatnik on the streets of San Francisco. And it was my interest in Zen, in part, that got me into the Marine Corps, because that was a ticket to Asia. So I spent a couple of years on Okinawa and began reading and thinking about how I wanted to go about conducting my life. — Sam Hamill

I grew up in Bulgaria in a small city on the Black Sea Coast, so I was very interested in the sea, marine life, and everything related to it. But it was also a very dark place at night, so I could see the stars. And I just got very interested in it. — Dimitar Sasselov

I liked the military life. They teach you self-sufficiency early on. I always say that I learned most of what I know about leadership in the Marine Corps. Certain basic principles stay with you - sometimes consciously, mostly unconsciously. — Raymond Kelly

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