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The Best Lake Quotes for 2022

Sitting by a lake is such a peaceful experience. The world slows down and you can take the time to appreciate the moment. We have gathered our favourite lake quotations and lake sayings that encapsulate the feeling of being at the lake. Choose one from the lake life quotes, funny lake quotes, short lake quotes for Instagram, inspirational lake quotes and even frozen lake quotes.

We have chosen pictures from our travels around the world of our favourite lakes including Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, lakes in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Bled in Slovenia, and lakes on the Tour du Mont Blanc and combined with our favourite quotes about lakes that you can use for inspiration or for a caption on your Instagram post.

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, sunsets , forests, rivers, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

So jump ahead to your favorite category or just scroll through and find your favorite lake quote or saying.

If you are like us and spending time at a lake makes you happy check out our Short Quotes About Happiness.

Lake Life Quotes

Quotes about lake life tend to be the most popular lake quotes for Instagram. There is nothing quite like spending time at the lake with friends and family and these life at the lake quotes do their best to describe that feeling. Pick one of the following lake life sayings that best says what you are feeling whether it is in a fun and irreverent way, or a little more serious. You might also like our list of Short Quotes About Life. And for those lake days when you spend the whole day on the boat here is our list of Perfect Boat Captions.

“Memories made at the lake last forever.”

“The lake: Life slows down. Friends stay longer.”

“Better to wake at the lake.”

“Lake hair, don’t care.”

“The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.”

“There’s nothing quite like life by the water.”

“I’m gonna soak up the sun.” – Sheryl Crow

“Another day, another dip.”

“I love to wake at the lake.”

“Skip a stone. Take a hike. Sit a spell. Listen. Daydream. Just breathe. This is lake living.”

Sunset over al calm lake with tree branches in front with a lake life quotes on top

“At the lake, every hour is happy hour.”

“When we count our blessings, we count days at the lake.”

“A clean cabin is a sign of wasted time at the lake.”

“If you’re lucky enough to live at the lake, you’re lucky enough.”

“Lake rules: Sleep in. Read. Nature. Memories. Relax. Fish. Enjoy each moment.”

“There’s no place like home except the lake.”

“Time wasted at the lake is time well spent.”

Lake Sayings

There are a variety of lake time quotes that describe the magic of a lake, including some of my favourite mountain and lake quotes. Go through these quotes about the lake to find your favourite.

“The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you!”

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Two green alpine lakes with mountains in the background and a lake sayings on top
On our hike to Smutwood Peak in the Canadian Rockies we found these two alpine lakes surrounded by mountains. Spectacular.

“Even a pebble cast in the middle of a lake creates ripples that eventually reach the shore.” – Jeffrey G. Duarte

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley

“And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.” – C. S. Lewis

“Of all the paths you take in life make some lead to the lake.”

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” -William Wordsworth

Funny Lake Quotes and Sayings

Sometimes you are looking for fun lake quotes because being at the lake is when you feel the most lighthearted. These funny lake quotes and sayings don’t take themselves too seriously but still manage to convey the ease and enjoyment of being at the lake. So pick one of these funny quotes about lakes that suits you best.

“You float my boat.”

“What happens at the lake stays at the lake.”

“I’m a lakeaholic.”

“It’s lake o’clock somewhere.”

Two men paddling traditional canoes in a lake with volcanoes behind with a funny lake quotes on top
We tend to travel to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala every year. Each morning the local fishermen paddle their traditional canoes to go fishing with the volcanoes looming behind.

“I don’t need therapy, I just need my boat.”

“Going to the lake. Bear with me.”

“Keeping it reel at the lake.”

“Yes, I’m throwing shade”

“Life is better on a boat.”

“Just keep paddling!”

“Beer tastes better at the lake.”

“On a quiet night at the lake, you can almost hear the fish laughing.”

“Know when to give up and just go to the lake.”

“I’m lost at the lake. Don’t bother me.”

“This is my resting beach face.”

“Every year my feet touch its murky water, my soul feels cleaner.” – Thomm Quackenbush

Rowboat on lake with a lake quotes funny by Thomm Quackenbush

“I prefer lakes, streams, and ponds to the sea. My people left the oceans for a reason and have since preferred their salt from shakers rather than brine.” – Thomm Quackenbush

“When you’re working on a lake and it’s dark and cold out and you can’t see what’s underwater, it is freaking scary!” – Jessica Szohr

“I’m terrified to go in lakes because you can’t see the bottom, and not knowing what’s there watching you is really scary to me.” – Sara Paxton

Short Lake Quotes for Instagram

You don’t always need a lengthy quote and these short lake quotes manage to combine cute lake quotes and happy lake quotes. They will make you feel good after just reading them. If you like quotes that are short check out our list of the Best Short Quotes.

“All you need is love and the lake.”

“Life is simple, Add some water.”

“Happiness comes in waves.”

“The lake is good for the soul.”

“The lake is calling. I must go.”

A lake with a island in the middle with a church on it and mountains in the background and a short lake quotes on top
Lake Bled in Slovenia is one of the prettiest lakes on the world. It has a bit of a fairytale feel with an island with a church on it (if you ring the bell it brings you good luck), a castle perched on a cliff and a mountain range in the background.

“Live. Love. Lake.”

“All you need is love. And the lake…”

“Take me to the lake.”

“Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves.”

Lake Scenery Quotes

We have been to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, including Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, Lake Bled in Slovenia, Lac Blanc in France and Moraine Lake in Canada (which are highlighted in some of our quotes pictures). We found lake scenery quotes that communicate some of the awe and serenity we felt at those lakes. Pick from these peaceful lake quotes and lake view quotes.

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

“A lake so vibrant in color that it looks like a fine art painting.” ― Stefanie Payne

Turquoise lake with mountain range behind and a lake scenery quotes on top
The turquoise water of Morraine Lake in Banff National Park is show stopping. And to have 10 mountains as its backgound its no wonder that it is featured on Canadian money. One of our favourite fall hikes starts at this lake so we arrived while it was still dark to watch the sunrise.

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

“Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty.”  – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Water creates so much beauty, life and mystery.” ― Fennel Hudson

Summer Lake Quotations

Nothing beats spending a summer day at the lake. The feeling of relaxing, settling down and enjoying life. Summer lake quotes and quotes about being at the lake will help hold on to that feeling. Which of these lake day quotes speaks the most to you?

“I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods.” – Steven Tyler

Picture of a beach and lake with trees behind and a lake saying on top

“There’s only one way to tackle life, enjoy a day at the beach, and jump into a Great Lake: Headfirst!”

– Viola Shipman

“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” — Susan Branch

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” — Winnie The Pooh

“My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.” – Hamlin Garland

Inspirational Lake Quotes

Being at the lake can bring calm to your soul while being one with nature. These thought provoking lakeside quotes will inspire you. You might also like our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.

Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind.” – Munia Khan

“Sometimes in the waves of change, We find our true direction.”

“Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Just find your way, like a river settling into its bed, and the sigh of the wind over a lake, light but restful… content with the joy in the arc of an arm throwing a ball for a dog to fetch” – Jay Woodman

“Mindfulness arises when you allow your attention to fall effortlessly on the breathing point like an autumn leaf falling on a lake of still water” – Amit Ray

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Zen Saying

Mountains reflected in a lake with a inspirational lake quotes that is a Zen saying
It was while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc that we stayed at a mountain hut at Lac Blanc. As the sun started to set the wind died down and we were able to watch the sunset reflected on the lake. A moment of peace and serenity.

“Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness.” – Lao Tzu

“Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with who they are.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.” – Arthur Golden

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” – Nicholas Sparks

Frozen Lake Quotes

While most people spend time at lakes during the summer there is also something very special about a frozen lake. These frozen lakes quotes make for great lake captions for your wintertime pictures.

“Some people look like frozen lakes; break the ice, there you will see a lively world!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“I studied his eyes. They were nearly a color today, a frozen lake reflecting a clear blue…” -Cara McKenna

“Then there was silence, the air like ice. Brittle-looking birch trees with black marks on their white bark, and some kind of small untidy evergreens rolled up like sleepy bears. The frozen lake not level but mounded along the shore, as if the waves had turned to ice in the act of falling.” — Alice Munro

“A man without courage is a boat in a frozen lake! Get rid of your fears!” -Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The lake water was reinventing the forest and the white moon above it, and wolves lapped up the cold reflection of the sky.” – Karen Russell

“The barriers between reality and fiction are softer than we think; a bit like a frozen lake. Hundreds of people can walk across it, but then one evening a thin spot develops and someone falls through; the hole is frozen over by the following morning.” — Jasper Fforde

“Man without dreams is a boat in a frozen lake!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.” – Maya Angelou

A frozen lake
We were spenting our time at the Okanagan Lake hiking when an early surprise winter storm rolled in.

“I’ve always liked the feeling of traveling light; there is something in me that wants to feel I could leave wherever I am, at any time, without any effort. The idea of being weighed down made me uneasy, as if I lived on the surface of a frozen lake and each new trapping of domestic life – a pot, a chair, a lamp – threatened to be the thing that sent me through the ice.” — Nicole Krauss

“I must confess, that my heart is like a frozen lake, only pretends to be firm, to shroud its tearful ache. So tread over this heart, as often as you like, but one of these days, if it feels your warmth strike; its cold, thin surface will abruptly break asunder, and then it won’t resist from pulling you deep under.” –  Akash Mandal

Lake Reflection Quotes and Sayings

I have always loved reflections. There is something about still water reflecting back the amazing surrounding scenery that makes me want to watch for hours. Calm lake quotes work perfectly as a quote for lake pictures with reflections.

“The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.” – B.K.S Iyengar

“There is something more beautiful than a beautiful thing and that is a beautiful thing which has a beautiful reflection on the water.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

Reflection of a mountain in a lake
I specifically researched lakes with reflections while we were in the Canadian Rockies. I found this amazing spot which ended up in my list of best photo spots.

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.” – Rumi

“A little tranquil lake is more significant to my life than any big city in the world.”  – Munia Khan

“The sky loves lakes rather than oceans because it finds the opportunity to watch itself in the crystal clear mirrors of the lakes!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

Beautiful Lake Quotes

We love these beautiful lake quotes and think that you will too.

“When the mind is silent like a lake the lotus blossoms.” – Amit Ray

“When a lake’s doubt is shown as ripples, sunshine rays are flown to the hills.” – Ankush Agarwal

Lake at sunset with a beautiful lake quotes by Ankush Agarwai

“If there are ripples on the surface of a lake, we cannot see the depth. Similarly unless the mind is restful, we cannot experience the harmony and union within us.” – Sri Ravi Shankar

“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.” – Munia Khan

“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.” – Muhammad Ali

“Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.” – Percy Ross

“I believe that water is the closest thing to a god we have here on Earth.“ – Alex Z. Moores

“Becoming a lake has put a lot of things in perspective for me.” – Heather Christle

“A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.” – Dan Egan

“The lake’s deep…and dark…and dangerous.” – Mary Downing Hahn

“The water. The lake. It flows through our veins, and there’s nothing we can do about it… It’s like venom.” – Karen Katchur

Thoughtful Quotes About Lakes

Check out these quotes about lakes that will make you stop and think.

“Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.” – Percy Ross

“Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.” – Kamand Kojouri

Sun setting over lake

“The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence.’ That will be useful.” – Virginia Woolf

“She is the sensitivity of the dew drops. She is the innocence of the blooming Lily. She is the calm of the sylvan lake. She is the beautiful light of the candle flame. She is the wildness of the Kadupul flower. She is the magic of the full moon night!” – Avijeet Das

“For a moment, I was safe, wrapped in a blue-hued embrace.” – Gina Marinello-Sweeney

“When you have swam in the sea a lake will no longer do; everyone else has been a pond but the ocean was always you.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

“Take the broken pieces of your life, bake a master cake out of it. Don’t stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“…I live with regrets – the bittersweet loss of innocence – the red track of the moon upon the lake – the inability to return and do it again…”  – John Geddes

“When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.” – Doris Lessing

Quotes About Lakes and Nature

Here are some quotes about lakes and nature. If you like these check out our list of Short Nature Quotes.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Mountain lake in Nepal with a quote about lakes and nature by Henry David Thoreau

“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”— Standing Bear

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder

Sunset as waves crash on rocks in front of a beach with a short nature quote that reads nature is not a place to visit it is home

“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” — Maxime Lagacé

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Mountain Lake Quotes

These mountain lake quotes will inspire you to get out and spend more time in the mountains. If you like these you should check out our list of Best Mountain Quotes.

“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

“If you live in the mountains, you long for the trees and the lakes.” – Mitt Romney

“Nature is medicinal; the sun, large bodies of water, and deep breaths of fresh air. Healing is found in the mountains, amidst a forest, by fire, and water.” – Cheyanne Ratnam

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.” – Georges Simenon

Paddle boarder on a lake with a mountain lake quotes by George Simenon

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…” – Diane Ackerman

Lake View Quotes

Check out these lake view quotes.

“As the sun sinks, It casts that silver bridge, Across the lake” – Richard L. Ratliff

“Silently, the stars have assembled, On the surface of this lost lake tonight” – Pattiann Rogers

“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.” – Laurie Kahn

Woman looking at lake and mountains with a lake view quotes by Laurie Kahn

“Black met black on the distant horizon, the stars alone distinguishing sky from lake. On the sand below, Silver Beach glittered at the water’s edge while on the north side of the river the lighthouse’s beacon signaled safe harbor.” – Erin Farwell

Water Quotes

If you like these lake quotes you might like these other quotes about water from our list of Water Quotes. And check out our list of Best River Quotes, Waterfall Quotes and Best Sea Quotes.

“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.” – Santosh Kalwar

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

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley

Lake reflection with water quotes by Loren Eisleley

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” – Toni Morrison

“The water tells none of its secrets.” – Nikos Engonopoulos

“Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world.” – Charles Mackay

“I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.” – Mike May

“And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.” – Lord Byron

“But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.” – Margaret Atwood

“In time and with water, everything changes.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Person walking near ocean with quotes about water by Leonardo da Vinci

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” – Laura Gilpin

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

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” – John O’Donohue.

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts

“You can’t trust water. Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.” – W.C. Fields

“Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.” – Bruce Lee

Ocean waves with quotes on water by Bruce Lee

“When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.” – Arthur Golden

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Lake Captions

Here are our favourites from our list of the Perfect Lake Captions.

Life is at ease with a lake breeze

I’m on lake time

The lake is my happy place

Rainbow over a lake

Memories made at the lake last a lifetime

Go jump in the lake

Heaven is a little closer in a home by the lake

Sunshine and lake water is all I need

Lake colors

The lake is calling. I must go.

Trees reflecting on a lake at sunset with a Lake Captions for Instagram that reads The lake is calling. I must go.

Nothing like sunsets, especially when on the lake

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability

Good times and tan lines

That wraps up our list of quotes about lakes. Hope you enjoyed them. Let us know in the comments if there are any that we missed.

Check out our Sun Quotes: Sunny Sayings to Brighten Your Day, an extensive list of all the best quotes about the sun.

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