My 13 Fav Quotes About Sea And Ocean To Inspire You

Through centuries the sea and the ocean remain an endless source of inspiration for authors, poets, and artists.

In this post, I’ve gathered my favorite quotes about this powerful and mysterious element of our planet, water element in seas and oceans.

the cure…

I. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

Isak Dinesen

fear of depths…

I must be a mermaid

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

Anaïs Nin

always find…


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

E. E. Cummings

net of wonder…

the sea...

IV.  “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau


V. “When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.”

Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

sacred salt…

VI. “There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.”

Kahlil Gibran

dark and deep…

VII. “The sea was as dark as dreams and as deep as sleep.”

Orhan Pamuk


VIII. “Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

spectacle grand…

IX. “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


X. “Self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

Kahlil Gibran

mysterious and dark…

XI. “Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark.”

Bob Dylan

elemental force…

XII. “Whenever he saw the sea or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

everything is blue…

XIII. “Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying, everything is absorbed through weather and the sea, and the moon swam back, its rays all silvered, and time and again the darkness would be broken by the crash of a wave, and every day on the balcony of the sea, wings open, fire is born, and everything is blue again like morning. ”

Pablo Neruda

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