Ocean Quotes

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.

William Wordsworth

The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter, and the sun is just setting. And in a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched.

Sir David Frederick Attenborough

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

Carl Sandburg

Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.

Werner Herzog

I grew up on the beach. It was such a luxury to wake up to the sun and the ocean

Gemma Ward

Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.

William Arthur Ward

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.

Arthur C. Clarke

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

H. P. Lovecraft

Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode.

Edmund Waller

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

Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.

William Stafford

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills

Ambrose Bierce

A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.

Gloria Stuart

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.


The stars are not wanted now; put out every one, Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun, Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods; For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Wystan Hugh Auden
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