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220 Sea Quotes to Calm Your Soul

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

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

3. “The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.” – Phillip Diole 

4. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

5. “Life is like the ocean. It goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis 

6. “I’m pretty sure my birthstone is a seashell.” – Anonymous

7. “I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” –

8. “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 

9. “Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.” – Bill Hybels 

10. “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 

11. “Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

12. “The sound and smell of the sea cleanses my soul.” – Anonymous

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

14. “To reach a port, we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

15. “For whatever we lose—like a ‘you’ or a ‘me’—it’s always our self we find in the sea.” – E. E. Cummings 

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

17. “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” –

18. “I wanted freedom, open-air, and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alain Gerbeault

19. “Clouds come floating into my life—no longer to carry rain or usher storms, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

21. “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

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

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

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

25. “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

26. “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.” – Sandy Gingras

27. “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

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

29. “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 

30. “I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within—in front of the sea.” – Rafael Nadal

31. “The cure for anything is saltwater—sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

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

33. “Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me, if you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” – Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

34. “We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.” – Anonymous

35. “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  

36. “The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.” –

37. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Akutagawa

38. “I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool, and a sea view, and I’m happy.” – Miranda Hart

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

40. “Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction.” – Anonymous

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

42. “You can never cross the ocean until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

43. “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

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

45. “To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” – Jeanne Moreau

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

47. “The first I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods. I believe in the waves wiping away worries. I believe in seashells bringing good luck. I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.” – Anonymous

48. “To me, the sea is like a person, like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea, I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

49. “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” – Michelle Held

50. “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

51. “Let the sea set you free.” – Anonymous

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

53. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

54. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” – Sean Lemass

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

56. “The ocean is calling, and I must go.” – Anonymous

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

58. “Follow the river, and you will find the sea.” – French Proverb

59. “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

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

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

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

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

64. “A walk on the beach is worth a thousand words.” – Anonymous

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

66. “Isn’t it strange, the way time moves? I could stand here and watch the sea crash beneath me for hours, and it would feel like only minutes had passed.” – Sjana Elise Earp

67. “Little islands are all large prisons. One cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.” – Sir Richard Francis Burton

68. “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

69. “I pass with relief from the tossing sea of cause and theory to the firm ground of result and fact.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

72. “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.” – Sylvia Earle

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

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

75. “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – Saint Augustine

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

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

78. “The sea has boundless patience.” – Craig Robertson

79. “Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty all at once.” – Anonymous

80. “So that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts, seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again.” – Virginia Woolf

81. “You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” – Mitch Albom

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

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

84. “There was a about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it.” – Cecilia Ahern

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

86. “A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind.” – Webb Chiles

87. “The ocean’s roar is music to the soul.” – Anonymous

88. “High tides. Good vibes.” – Anonymous

89. “Wild and free just like the sea.” – Anonymous

90. “Seas the day!” – Anonymous

91. “I’m a true oceanholic.” – Anonymous

92. “If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you’re lucky enough.” – Anonymous

93. “The ocean is my happy place.” – Anonymous

94. “Go with the flow.” – Anonymous

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

96. “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows how far it goes.” – Moana

97. “I am happy anywhere I can see the ocean.” – Anonymous

98. “We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea.” – The Little Mermaid

99. “I need vitamin sea.” – Anonymous 

100. “Me and the ocean: love at first sight.” – Anonymous

101. “If there’s a will, there’s a wave.” – Anonymous

102. “Long time no sea.” – Anonymous

103. “I need to be seahabilitated.” – Anonymous

104. “Sea la vie!” – Anonymous

105. “I was mermaid for this sea-sun.” – Anonymous

106. “Happier than a seagull with a French fry.” – Anonymous

107. “Retirement Plan: sell seashells by the seashore.” – Anonymous

108. “Shell-abrate good times.” – Anonymous

109. “Sea you soon!” – Anonymous

110. “Life is simple—just add water.” – Anonymous

111. “Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” – Heinrich Zimmer

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

113. “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson

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

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

116. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” – Anonymous

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

118. “We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” – John Archibald Wheeler

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

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

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

122. “Many , yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov

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

124. “He that will learn to pray let him go to sea.” – George Herbert

125. “The sea possesses a power over one’s moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature, in general, can do so.” – Henrik Ibsen

126. “Rough seas make stronger sailors. Tough times build greater people.” – Robin Sharma

127. “Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.” – Anonymous

128. “Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.” – Anonymous

129. “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

130. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

131. “Great sea captains are made in rough waters and deep seas.” – Kathryn Kuhlman

132. “There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea, are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” – William Shakespeare

133. “No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink.” – Anonymous

134. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

135. “What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it.” – Cesare Pavese

136. “As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.” – Ivan Panin

137. “Ships are safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. So set sail on the stormy sea of love. You’re going to get soaked at times, but at least you’ll know you’re alive.” – Dan Millman

138. “The ocean makes me feel really small, and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.” –

139. “From too much love of living. From hope and fear set free. We thank with brief thanksgiving, whatever gods may be, that no life lives forever. That dead men rise up never. That even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

140. “Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest.” – George Washington

141. “I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.” – Anonymous

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

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

144. “Our love is as deep as the ocean.” – Anonymous

145. “If you want to know how much I love you, count all the waves in the sea.” – Anonymous

146. “Thought is the wind, knowledge is the sail, and mankind is the vessel.” – August Hare

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

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

149. “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

150. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac

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

152. “The ocean has always been a salve to my soul. The best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in saltwater. 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 Buffet

153. “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

154. “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

155. “But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?” – Joshua Slocum 

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

157. “Life is as inexorable as the sea.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson 

158. “The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky.” – Heinrich Heine

159. “The sea lives in every one of us.” – Robert Wyland

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

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

162. “Friends, sun, sand, and sea—that sounds like summer to me.” – Anonymous

163. “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of the outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

164. “Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” –

165. “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

166. “Advice from the Ocean. Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.” – Anonymous

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

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

169. “Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another’s great tribulation. Not because any man’s troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.” – Lucretius

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

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

172. “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

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

174. “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” – Jennifer Donnelly

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

176. “Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean!” – Anonymous

177. “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.” – Rachel Carson

178. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

179. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron

180. “Ideals are like the stars. We never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.” – Carl Schurz

181. “Coral reefs represent some of the world’s most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life. Without them, many of the sea’s most exquisite species will not survive.” – Sheherazade Goldsmith

182. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

184. “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach, waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

185. “Time and tide wait for no man.” – Saint Marher

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

187. “It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.” – Lauren Myracle

188. “The great sea makes one a great skeptic.” – Richard Jefferies

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

190. “The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” – Vladimir Nabokov

191. “The sea calls to me.” – Anonymous

192. “May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.” – Anonymous

193. “After , it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” – Pam Shaw

194. “A day at the beach is never lost time. When the warm grains of sand touch our hearts, we know we’re in the right place.” – Anonymous

195. “If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffet

196. “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran

197. “We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other terrible loyalty.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

198. “Things aren’t always as they appear on the surface.” – Anonymous

199. “All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.” – King Solomon

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

201. “If everyone could just live , I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee-deep in the sand.” – Crystal Woods

202. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning. We are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Cousteau

203. “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

204. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

205. “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

206. “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storms.” – Willa Cather

207. “The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.” – Martin Luther King

208. “Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats. Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn in their own rhythm. And the boats—they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor.” – Cynthia Voigt

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

210. “It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” – Sir Francis

211. “I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” – John Masefield

212. “Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances—men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!” – William Booth

213. “I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.” – Don Johnson

214. “I like fishing. Not actual fishing—I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.” – Rafael Nadal

215. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

216. “Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding—yet beautiful—Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.” – Buzz Aldrin

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

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

219. “Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” – J.K. Rowling

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