25 Awe-Inspiring Ocean Quotes For Those who Love to Cruise

25 Awe-Inspiring Ocean Quotes For Those who Love to Cruise


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OCEAN QUOTES FOR INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION

We love everything to do with the Oceans and the Sea and believe this is the reason we love cruising so much. That’s one of the main reasons we started this cruise blog.  Travel is a great way to broaden your horizons and experience different cultures, architectures and countries.

Our world is simply full of wonder and mystery, and this selection of our favourite Ocean Quotes will hopefully open your mind and help you dream of your next cruise, whether it is a River Cruise, All Inclusive Ultra Luxury or crossing the Atlantic on a repositioning cruise.

So please enjoy our choice of Ocean Quotes starting with our favourite, which sounds like a line from a gorgeous poem:

Awe Inspiring Ocean Quotes

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Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free

– by Christy Ann Martine
Our favourite Ocean Quote just makes you feel better about yourself and stirs emotions from within.

OCEAN QUOTES FOR LOVERS OF THE SEA

We love everything to do with the Oceans and the Sea and believe this is the reason we love cruising so much. That’s one of the main reasons we started this cruise blog.  Travel is a great way to broaden your horizons and experience different cultures, architectures and countries.

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Travelling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storytelleR

– The Travels of Ibn Battutah
A famous quote is that travelling will leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller. What is meant by this? We believe that travelling improves who you are.

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The sea does not like to be restrained

– from the The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Richard Russell Riordan Jr. born June 5, 1964)is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon. The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology,

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Adventure is worthwhile

– Amelia Earhart
We often regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did. Looking back at our experiences of traveling the world, this quote radiates through whatever mishapps and hardship endured along the way.

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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
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio as a young man, studied art in Paris, where he identified strongly with the Impressionist movement.  The source of this ocean quote is thought to be from Henri’s book “The Art Sprit”.

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The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective

– Beyonce Knowles
This well-known ocean quote is by modern singing legend Beyonce as part of a documentary. When a global superstar like Beyonce says they feel small, you realise just how massive the ocean is, and how it makes us all equal.

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To move, to breathe, to fly, to float. To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live..

– Hans Christian Andersen
Taken from Hans Christian Andersen’s autobiography, The Fairy Tale of My Life. This quote perfectly describes our passion for travel and cruising in particular. It invokes a feeling of discovery and the urge to travel.

OCEAN QUOTES BY FAMOUS PEOPLE

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A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. This famous quote of his means that when everything is going well, not much skill is needed. But when things are sent to try us and test our skills, it makes us try harder and achieve more.

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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
Another quote by an American President. George Washington’s shares his wisdom with this great quote which is all about not letting yourself be distracted by things outside of your control.

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Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty

– Thomas Jefferson
This quote by the third US President, Thomas Jefferson, means that when liberty is abused and morality no longer guides our decisions, then tyranny will take its place.

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

– Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau was a French explorer and pioneer of marine conservation. This famous quote means that once you begin to explore the sea, you will be so mesmerized by its wonders that you’ll always want to learn more.

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The ocean is a mighty harmonist

William Wordsworth
This is a line from the poem ‘On the Power of Sound‘ by 16th Century English poet, William Wordsworth. It highlights how vital the ocean is to life on planet Earth.

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It is extraordinary to see the sea; what a spectacle! She is so unfettered that one wonders whether it is possible that she again become calm

Claude Monet
With this simple quote about te ocean, French painter Claude Monet draws attention to how the sea can be incredibly rough, yet still eventually can become calm again.

EMOTIONAL OCEAN QUOTES FOR LOVERS OF THE SEA

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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
This quote by American poet Sarah Kay evocatively describes the way that waves race to throw themselves onto the coastline in a continuous caress and keep coming back for more.

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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

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Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before

– Dali Lama

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I travel because seeing photos in books and brochures wasn’t good enough for me. To be there, that was everything

– Wiremu Ratcliffe
Just couldn’t have said it better! This travel quote is probably closest to the one we use the most “A Picture is worth a thousand words” but being there in person is the ultimate treasure.

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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

– Andre Gide

SHORT AND SWEET OCEAN QUOTES

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Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down

Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French singer, model, and actress. Paradis became a child star at the age of 14 with the international success of her single “Joe le taxi” in 1987. At age 18, she was unprecedently awarded France‘s highest honours as both a singer and an actress .

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A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it

– Jacques Cousteau
This simple Ocean quote by Jacques Cousteau highlights how his commitment to marine conservation was in contrast to many others of his time.

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The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey

– Enya
Enya Patricia Brennan is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician, known for pioneering modern Celtic and New-age music. Regarded as the “Queen of New Age“. Enya is the best-selling Irish solo artist of all time. Enya’s quotes are often regarded as deep and meaningful.

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CALMING OCEAN QUOTES FOR THE SOUL

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We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected on the deep

– William James

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In a calm sea, every man is a pilot

– John Ray
A 17th-century English naturalist, John Ray, used the calm sea metaphor to demonstrate how we’re all ready to offer advice when there’s no risk. But, when danger threatens, people aren’t always so keen to step forward.

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

– Robert Wylan

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At night, time becomes a calm sea. It goes on for ever

Francoise Sagan
This quote by French playwright, Francois Sagan, focusses our minds to how calm, quiet and long the night is, comapring it to the view of a flat calm ocean sea.

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you love the ocean, the sea and cruising hopefully our selection of the most evocative Ocean Quotes will motivate you to dream of your next cruise whenever in the world you choose to go.

If you think we have missed some, or you have a particular favourite you wish to share with others please use the comments box below.

Last update on 2022-10-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About The Author

Mike

A passionate cruiser and photographer with more than 300 days at sea, and just a few, but growing number of Luxury River Cruises. Our new-found love is expedition and adventure cruising on small, luxury ships. All-Inclusive Food and Wine Cruises always attract our attention!

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