175 Sea Life Quotes To Inspire You

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

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The Most Famous Sea 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Sea Life Quotes

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  • When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. John P. Weiss about persistence in life.African Proverbs
  • 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
  • Stand through life firm as a rock in the sea, undisturbed and unmoved by its ever-rising waves — Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • 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
  • The journey of life is a mental one, which is taking place in the sea of illusion. — Neville Goddard

Top 10 Sea Life Quotes

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

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

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

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

The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. — Larry Ferguson

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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

Sea Life Image Quotes

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Sea life quote by Bryan Procter

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

Sea life quote Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.
Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.

Ocean Sea 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

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.

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

Sea life quote For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

The world's finest wilderness lies beneath the waves. — Robert Wyland

Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. As the polar ice melts and sea level rises, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean. — John Luther Adams

I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Sea life quote In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. — H. L. Mencken

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

I was born by the sea, and I have noticed that all the great events of my life have taken place by the sea. My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the waves. — Isadora Duncan

Thoughts are like drops of water: with our thoughts we can drown in a sea of negativity, or we can float on the ocean of life. — Louise Hay

Sea Waves Quotes

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All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world; So why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere? — Hirohito

We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her floods or the sea for her waves. — Marquis De Sade

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. — Thomas Jefferson

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea. — Paul Tillich

When first you enter Wisdom's sea, beware-A wave of indecision floods you there. — Farid al-Din Attar

I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other. — Naguib Mahfouz

See the mountains kiss high Heaven And the waves clasp one another; No sister-flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea - What is all this sweet work worth If thou kiss not me? — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind. — Marianne Williamson

Comrade Mao, whether he was crossing 'a sea of surging waves' or scaling 'a mountain pass impregnable as iron' always held unwaveringly to his course, setting a shining example for the Chinese Communist Party. — Xi Jinping

When you do dance, I wish you a wave o' the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that. — William Shakespeare

Life Is Like A Sea Quotes

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I suppose life is a little like that, isn't it, a message in a bottle pitched out to sea, to be carried by the winds and the tides, washing up on the beaches we could never imagine. — Gene Tierney

There is a tide in the affairs of men — William Shakespeare

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over. — John Masefield

The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable. — Rabindranath Tagore

Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea. — Gregory Corso

There is a time in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. — William Shakespeare

Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink. — Shunryu Suzuki

Every pulse of your heartbeat is one liquid moment that flows through the veins of your being. Like a river of life flowing on since creation, approaching the sea with each new generation. — Don McLean

We are still tossed about by the disturbances of this life, which is like a stormy sea, where those who are not attached to J[esus] C[hrist] and the duties of their state, as was our dear departed, are shipwrecked. — Vincent de Paul

This is what I like about life at sea. It’s one long voyage of discovery. Solid water! What will they think of next? Hopefully a pony who solves crimes. — Gideon Defoe

Marine Life Quotes

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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

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

This is my voice. There are many like it, but this one is mine. — Shane Koyczan

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

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

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

Sea Creature Quotes

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

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

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

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

I like an otter. I like a sea lion. I like a walrus. That's my favorite version of a sea creature. — Nick Kroll

Sea Water Quotes

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

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. — Isak Dinesen

You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea. — Yasmin Mogahed

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

Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart; Push in their tides. — Dylan Thomas

Nature … is, as it were, a continual circulation. Water is rais'd in Vapour into the Air by one Quality and precipitated down in drops by another, the Rivers run into the Sea, and the Sea again supplies them. — Robert Hooke

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

Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea. — Miyamoto Musashi

The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden. — Harri Holkeri

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky - I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless. — William Wordsworth

Sea Beach Quotes

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The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. — Kate Chopin

Smell the sea and feel the sky. — Van Morrison

Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. — Sarah Kay

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

Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. — Van Morrison

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 everthing in me that is bewildered and confused. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. — Heinrich Zimmer

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

Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

When this is over...we will got to the rainforest, or a beach as white as bone. We will eat grapes from the vine, we will swim with sea turtles, we will walk miles on cobblestone streets. We will laugh and talk and confess. We will. — Jodi Picoult

Ocean Sea Quotes

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The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it. — Sylvia Earle

We with our lives are like islands in the sea... The islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom. — William James

Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark. — Bob Dylan

Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now. — Sylvia Earle

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

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. — John F. Kennedy

From the shore, the ocean is forever. It's a beautiful, dangerous place. Music is tied to the sea, born from the struggle, looking for hope. Because hope belongs in the dark places. — Jon Foreman

The idea of seeing the sea - of being near it - watching its changes by sunrise, sunset, moonlight, and noonday - in calm, perhaps in storm - fills and satisfies my mind. — Charlotte Bronte

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Sea Shell 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

I like to take the time out to listen to the trees, much in the same way that I listen to a sea shell, holding my ear against the rough bark of the trunk, hearing the inner singing of the sap. It's a lovely sound, the beating of the heart of the tree. — Madeleine L'Engle

The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. — Isaac Newton

Music was a thing of the soul — a rose-lipped shell that murmured of the eternal sea — a strange bird singing the songs of another shore. — J. G. Holland

I have a large sea shell collection which I keep scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you've seen it. — Steven Wright

Went to get coffee today-opened my change purse. Sea shells fell out. Barista goes "Sorry, we only take cash or credit." So there's that. — Taylor Swift

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea. — Charles Lyell

The sea is masculine, the type of active strength. Look, what egg-shells are drifting all over it, each one, like ours, filled with men in ecstasies of terror, alternating with cockney conceit, as the sea is rough or smooth. Is this sad-colored circle an eternal cemetery? — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There must be something beyond man in this world. Even on attaining to his highest possibilities, he is like a bird beating against his cage. There is something beyond, O deathless like a sea-shell, moaning for the bosom of the ocean to which you belong! — Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The pleased sea on a white-breasted shore-- A shore that wears on her alluring brows Rare shells, far brought, the love-gifts of the sea, That blushed a tell-tale. — Alexander Smith

Seaweed Quotes

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I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot. — Axl Rose

Percy: Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right? Annabeth: Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then we'll see. — Rick Riordan

Rachel: They asked me a lot of questions about you. I played dumb. Annabeth: Was it hard? — Rick Riordan

Before I could lose my courage, I said, "Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right?" I figured she would punch me. Instead, she drew her knife and stared at the army marching toward us. "Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then, we'll see. — Rick Riordan

The type of human being we prefer reveals the contours of our heart. — Jose Ortega y Gasset

I am never, ever, going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it. — Rick Riordan

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. — Loren Eiseley

I've been waiting a long time for a quest, seaweed brain," she said. "Athena is no fan of Poseidon, but if you're going to save the world, I'm the best person to keep you from messing up. — Rick Riordan

You promised, Seaweed brain. We would not get separated! Ever again! — Rick Riordan

What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War ... Athena versus Poseidon?" "I don't know. But I just know that I'll be fighting next to you." "Why?" "Because you're my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid questions? — Rick Riordan

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More Sea Life Quotes

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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

I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea. — Bernard Moitessier

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

Allah made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. you see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life. — Rumi

The pleasant life is not produced by continual drinking and dancing, nor sexual intercourse, nor rare dishes of sea food and other delicacies of a luxurious table. On the contrary, it is produced by sober reasoning which examines the motives for every choice and avoidance, driving away beliefs which are the source of mental disturbances. — Epicurus

Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos. — Bill Mollison

We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams. World-losers and world-forsakers, Upon whom the pale moon gleams; Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world forever, it seems. — Arthur O'Shaughnessy

The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea and sky and their amazing life. — Rachel Carson

It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better. — Francis Drake

If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. [They] shiver you for a split second. — Eleanor Clark

Life is an island. People come out of the sea, cross the island, and return to the sea. But this short life is long and beautiful. In getting to know nature man exalts the wonder and beauty of life. — Martiros Saryan

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea. — Joseph Conrad

On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to, I go to the sea. I've lived on the sea all my life. I live on the sea in Cape Breton. — Richard Serra

Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love? — Eugene O'Neill

A river is water is its loveliest form; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart — Roderick Haig-Brown

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it! — Daniel Dennett

I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Whoever gives himself up to this art wants to know the secrets of Nature here below. It is more than forty years that I have been thus engaged. Wherever any one has sailed, there I have sailed. — Christopher Columbus

All Nature bristles with the marks of interrogation-among the grass and the petals of flowers, amidst the feathers of birds and the hairs of mammals, on mountain and moorland, in sea and sky-everywhere. It is one of the joys of life to discover those marks of interrogation, these unsolved and half-solved problems and try to answer their questions. — J. Arthur Thomson

There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life. — Varahamihira

In ten years [i.e., 1980] all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish. — Paul R. Ehrlich

It's an odd fact of life that whichever side of the stream you're on, two-thirds of the best water is out of reach on the other side. — John Gierach

Within evangelicalism is a distressing drift toward accepting a Christianity that does not demand a life-changing walk with God. Many evangelicals (today) do not realize that the church has always been an island of righteousness in a sea of paganism, but as a result they turned the world upside-down. — Erwin W. Lutzer

Never set a child afloat on the flat sea of life with only one sail to catch the wind. — D. H. Lawrence

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