10 Moving Quotes About Our Ocean

There's nothing quite like our ocean when it comes to sources of inspiration

It’s been well-known for centuries that the natural world contains an unmatched and seemingly magical power to heal, to calm and to stir the soul. As decades have passed, much has changed, but one thing that has certainly remained the same is the incredible power of nature to provide us with a source of inspiration that no material item could ever provide. As a core element of nature that blankets more than 70% of our planet’s surface, our ocean is certainly no exception.

No matter what time of year it is or where in the world you are, our ocean is always ready and willing to grant inspiration without restraint. Dive into these eight inspirational quotes about our blue planet’s waters and shorelines—then, give back to our ocean with us with a visit to our Action Center and learn about the latest ways to advocate for the sea that gives us so much. 

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

Jacques Cousteau

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The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea.

Karen Blixen

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Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.


Matt Paul Catalano
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.

Robert Wyland

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If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both saltwater mixed with air.

Chief Seattle

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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

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A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Josh Sorenson
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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 Life is simple. Just add water.


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Be like a sea turtle; at ease in your own shell.

Bill Copeland

Stijin Dijkstra

Are you feeling extra inspired by our ocean after browsing these heart-rending quotes paired with stunning ocean imagery? Fight to protect the beautiful blue planet that provides us with so much. Click here to visit our Action Center and explore 10 different opportunities to take action for our ocean right from your mobile device or computer, and be sure to check back frequently for all the latest updates. Just as we count on our ocean, our ocean is counting on us, and there’s no better way to show it we care than by speaking up for it when it needs us most. Will you join us?

Our work is focused on solving some of the greatest threats facing our ocean today. We bring people, science and policy together to champion innovative solutions and fight for a sustainable ocean.
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