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Mermaids have always had a special place in people’s hearts. Whether it’s the Disney version or the graceful sea creatures we all imagine when we picture mermaids – they are irresistible. If you love mermaids, these mermaid quotes are for you. Here we’ve compiled the best mermaid quotes including short mermaid quotes, funny mermaid quotes, cute quotes about mermaids, inspirational mermaid quotes, quotes about sirens, last quotes on mermaids, quotes about the sea for mermaids, quotes about the beach for mermaids, little mermaid quotes, mermaid sayings and mermaid captions.

Whether you want to decorate your office space or room with a phrase that’s aesthetically pleasing, or if you’re looking for some cute, funny, or inspiring mermaid quotes, you should find what you’re looking for in the list below.

If you like these quotes check out our list of Mermaid Captions and Swimming Captions.

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Mermaid Quotes

Here are some of our favorite mermaid quotes.

“I felt a little like a mermaid, rendered voiceless by her own longing.” — Seanan McGuire

“Newly come from the river, she knew nothing. She was a mermaid who had lost her way.” ― Pablo Neruda

“A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note, to drown me in thy sister’s flood of tears.” — William Shakespeare

“They were beautiful dark lakes in which her thoughts swam about like mermaids.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“I’ll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall.” ― William Shakespeare

“I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea.” ― Ella Henderson

Mermaid statue with mermaid quotes by Henderson

“And then I cried a flood of tears as if I really were a mermaid who had absorbed too much sea into herself.” ― Francesca Lia Block

“Your soul is so bohemian, free and gypsy wild. Come swim with me in the calming sea, let’s be mermaids for awhile.” — Melody Lee

“The sea waves stirred before me they dashed against the rocks. Like a mermaid rising from its depths curled white sea foam were her locks…” ― Giselle V. Steele

“Maybe I would become a mermaid…My fingernails would be tiny shells and my skin would be like a jade with light shining through it. I would never have to come back up.” ― Francesca Lia Block

“If you are curious you might never come home, like all the men who now live with mermaids at the bottom of the sea. Or the people who found Atlantis.” — Jeanette Winterson

“You’ve never tasted salty air on your tongue or waved heartily at a mermaid!” — Gideon Defoe

Old ladies in wheelchairs with blankets over their legs, I don’t think so…retired mermaids.” ― Milton Jones

“Mermaid tears were treasure, meant to be guarded close to one’s heart. They brought wishes of true love and kept you safe.” — Kerry Lonsdale

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau

“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.” — Herman Melville

Short Mermaid Quotes

Check out these short mermaid quotes, then head to our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Aye, tough mermaids are.” — Blackbeard

“People want to believe in mermaids.” — Christina Henry

“But a mermaid has no tears.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“I always wanted to be a mermaid but I never saw the sea.” — Renee Thebeau

“If you sing to the mermaids, they come when you’re drowning.” — Tori Amos

“Mermaids don’t drown.” ― Suzanne Palmieri

mermaid swimming with short mermaid quotes by Palmieri

“Mermaids are not the monsters you humans think we are.” ― Sarah Henning

“Six pull-tabs lay in the ashtray like scales from a mermaid.” — Haruki Murakami

“Fishwives. Fishwidows. And we all set out to be mermaids.” ― Marian Engel

“Maybe I’m still the mermaid. Maybe the ocean is your hand.” ― Kelli Russell Agodon

“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.” ― T.S. Eliot

“The sea always filled her with longing.” ― Cornelia Funke

“The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart.” — Christina Henry

“But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.” — Shel Silverstein

“Ebbing and flowing and pushed by a breeze I live to make you free.” — Gregory and the Hawk

Funny Mermaid Quotes

These funny mermaid quotes will make you smile. You might also like our list of Funny Short Quotes.

“Cowards marry fish-head mermaids!” ― Mario

“First of all, never call a mermaid a fish unless you’re trying to insult her.” ― Tiana Warner

“The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal.” ― Mark Twain

“The first rule of cannibal mermaid fight club is don’t talk about cannibal mermaid fight club.” — Kali Wallace

“It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids.” — Hunter S. Thompson

“Now and then a giggling trail of mermaids appeared in our wake. We fed them oatmeal.” ― Tove Jansson

“I’ve got a swimming pool and I pretend to be like a mermaid, like in the middle of the night. It kind of de-stresses me.” ― Rebel Wilson

“I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.” ― Beyoncé Knowles

Mermaid on rock with funny mermaid quotes by Knowles

“My advice: don’t go eating random herbs unless you want to turn into that guy from The Little Mermaid.” — Rick Riordan

“Managing a league club is like making love to a mermaid… you should always be aiming for a top half finish.” ― Ian Holloway

“If the mermaid had been an idealized projection of a human woman onto a marine mammal, she would have looked different every time.” ― Mira Grant

“Fishermen dream of great dripping trout, shapely and elusive as mermaids, and arise cranky and haggard from their fantasies.” ― John D. Voelker

“Since the nineteen-fifties, rural Florida has marketed itself to Northerners and Midwesterners as an unexplored paradise of citrus and mermaids.” ― Anne Hull

“We gave you an atomic bomb, what do you want, mermaids?” ― Isidor Isaac Rabi

Cute Quotes About Mermaids

We love these cute quotes about mermaids. We also have a list of Short Cute Quotes.

“Make your story so beautiful, mermaids have trouble believing it’s true.” ― R.I.D

“I know a sad little mermaid dwelling in the ocean softly, gently blowing her heart into a wooden flute.” — Forugh Farrokhzad

“I would wanna be a mermaid, but I think I’m a little bit more of a unicorn, because I’m like a little bit more horsey.” ― Blake Lively

“I often have the fantasy that curly girls are mermaids who have had to adapt to life on dry land. We come from the sea.” — Lorraine Massey

“She is a mermaid on dry land and the world is her ocean. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in.” ― J. Iron

Mermaid on beach with cute quotes about mermaids by Iron

“The ultimate corner of sugar and toast, where the mermaids catch the branches of the willows and the heart opens to a flute’s sharpness.” ― Federico Garcia Lorca

“There’s always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good.” — Jeanette Winterson

“She dreams of the ocean late at night and longs for the wild salt air.” ― Hannah Fraser

“As the sunlight flickered along her scales, the mermaid shimmered.” — Lisa Thompson

“She would be half the world away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by the moonlight.” ― Janet Fitch

“The stars twinkled above her brilliantly, representing all of the beautiful laws of the universe.” — Keira D. Skye

“It is rooted deep in your bones; the water calls out to you until it causes you physical pain unless you come to it.” — Nadia Scrieva

Inspirational Mermaid Quotes

Get inspired with these inspirational mermaid quotes. And if you like inspirational quotes, check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“There are people all over the world who carry the mermaid inside them.” — Carolyn Turgeon

“Like a mermaid in sea-weed, she dreams awake, trembling in her soft and chilly nest.” ― John Keats

“We are the glamorous mermaids in the ocean that offers us another magical journey.” — Cinda Swalley

“The turquoise tide shimmered in shades of mermaid tails against the alabaster shore.” ― Karen Marie Moning

“Where there’s water, we find mermaids. Maybe it’s time we started asking ourselves exactly why that is.” — Mira Grant

“I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anias Nin

Mermaid swimming with inspirational mermaid quotes by Nin

“Your soul is so bohemian, free, and gypsy wild. Come swim with me in the calming sea, let’s be mermaids for a while.” ― Melody Lee

“The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion.” ― Anita Johnson

“What you have to understand about the mermaid legend is that it’s universal. No matter where you go, the mermaids got there first.” ― Mira Grant

“Be a mermaid who doesn’t stop until she makes tidal waves. be a mermaid who knows to stop before she devastates the world with her.” — Amanda Lovelace

“When you love someone completely, you’ll do anything to protect them, even if you sacrifice your soul. Because if you don’t, you destroy your soul anyway.” — Joey W. Hill

“I thought of Atargatis, the first, frightening and beautiful. The mermaid goddess who lived on in the soul of every woman who’d ever fallen in love with the ocean.” — Sarah Ockler

Quotes About Sirens

Take a look at these quotes about sirens.

“History is the siren song of the soul.” — Terence McKenna

“The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.” ― Walter Savage Landor

“Sirens lurk in the dark depths of the pupils as they lurk at the bottom of the sea.” ― Jean Lorrain

“Stay away from the underground lake I implore, The Siren will see you are heard of no more.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri

“No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.” ― Henry Taylor

“She is a siren of death, disturbingly beautiful and heartbreakingly deadly.” ― Ilse V. Rensburg

Mermaid swimming with quotes about sirens

“The purely Great Whose soul no siren passion could unsphere, thou nameless, now a power and mixed with fate.” — James Russell Lowell

“Every man needs his Siren to check his courage and strength when he hears her song in his travels through the unknown.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

“If the bards of old the true has told the sirens have raven hair. But over the earth since art had birth, they paint the angels fair.” ― L.M. Montgomery

“I sing the small sea siren who sings to you, riding her bicycle of corals and conches. The light that blinds our eyes is not art. Rather it is love, friendship, crossed swords.” ― Federico Garcia Lorca

“Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence someone might possibly have escaped from their singing but from their silence, certainly never.” — Franz Kafka

“I had never seen a more flawless specimen than this wild looking siren.” ― Meredith T. Taylor

“I am a siren, and for my adoration of mankind, have been caught in fishing nets one time too many. And in those fishing nets I have learned too many unfavorable things about human intentions and the lack of trust and goodwill; I’m not going to allow myself to be caught, anymore. Sirens do well at singing the sirens’ song and dragging vile people to their deaths, and for good reason!” — C. JoyBell C

Last Quotes on Mermaids

Browse through the following last quotes on mermaids.

“Maybe I’m still the mermaid. Maybe the ocean is your hand.” — Kelli Russell Agodon

“She is water, powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you.” ― Adrian Michael

“The mermaids came to me finally, in the pink hours of my existence. They are my consolation.” ― Sue Monk Kidd

“Nobody wants to admit that mermaids who survive the dangers of the ocean can still be defeated by their own pain.” ― Emm Cole

“She is a mermaid but approach her with caution. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in.” — J. Iron

Mermaid statue with quotes on mermaids by Iron

“Way down to the bottom of the ocean to find where the mermaids sang, each to each. Where there was danger and beauty and light.” ― Marisha Pessl

“Walking through this life half-sleeping, everything at arm’s length or farther away. I understood those mermaids. I didn’t care if they sang to me.” ― Sarah Densen

“I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.” ― T. S. Eliot

“Any soul you are attached to is a mermaid for you because it slowly pulls you into the pond of its bad Karma.” — Shunya

“The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.” ― C. JoyBell C

“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown till human voices wake us… and we drown.” ― T.S. Eliot

“I’ve always been obsessed with things that are half animal and half human – like mermaids and Minotaurs – because they are trapped in an animal body. And I felt trapped in my own life.” ― Riccardo Tisci

Quotes About the Sea for Mermaids

Pick the best quotes about the sea for mermaids from the list below. Then head to our lists of Short Sea Quotes, Sea Quotes and Sea Captions for more.

“The sea hates a coward.” ― Eugene O’Neill

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.” ― Dante                    

“It is pleasant to watch the wild sea.” ― Lucretius

“I am a shipwrecked man who fears every sea.” ― Ovid

“There’s never an end for the sea.” – Samuel Beckett

“The sea has neither meaning nor pity.” ― Anton Chekhov

“It’s always our self we find in the sea.” ― E. E. Cummings

“All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.” ― King Solomon

“The best cure for sea sickness is to sit under a tree.” ― Spike Milligan

“The secrets of the sea are forgotten at the seashore.” ― Giorgos Seferis

“The ceaseless twinkling of laughter of the waves of the sea.” ― Aeschylus

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

“You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins.” ― Thomas Traherne

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

“The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home…” ― Christopher Columbus

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.” ― Francis Bacon

“Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.” ― Carl Schurz

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

A rocky outcropping with a Greek building on top with a short sea quotes that reads smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly

“My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” ― Jacques Yves Cousteau

“To me, the sea is like a person — like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” ― Gertrude Ederle

Quotes About the Beach for Mermaids

Check out these quotes about the beach for mermaids. You might also like our list of Funny Beach Quotes.

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” — Michelle Held

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise.” — Emilia Wickstead

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” — Pam Shaw

“On the beach, you can live in bliss.” – Dennis Wilson

Blue water with funny life is a beach quotes by Dennis Wilson

“My life is like a stroll on the beach… as near to the edge as I can go.” — Henry David Thoreau

“When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can’t say in real life.” — J. Han

“I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.” — Rosamund Pike

“Beach girls now, beach girls tomorrow, beach girls till the end of time.” — Luanne Rice

“A beach walk is for stretching your legs and your mind, for looking at life with newfound eyes.” — Sandy Gingras

“Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” — William Goldman

“There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it is sent away.” — Sarah Kay

“When you’re in love, the world is brighter. Sunnier. The air smells flowerier, and your hair is silkier, and suddenly you find yourself smiling at babies and strangers and old couples walking down the beach holding hands.” — Jess Rothenberg

“I can see us holding hands, walking on the beach, our toes in the sand. I can see us on the countryside, sittin’ on the grass laying side by side.” — Justin Timberlake

“When two roads diverge… take the one that leads to the beach.” — Hannah Mckinnon

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“I don’t weep over sandcastles anymore, I just watch the tides.” — Uma Sreekanth

“Give a girl a margarita, put her on the beach. Smiles and paradise are now within reach.” — Spencer Antle

“Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when the time comes, let it go.” — Jack Kornfield

“When a person dissolves into sand, maybe he leaves a little life behind. The life, out of which, we create our sandcastles.” — Pehal

“To sit in silence at the shore, watch the waves and hear the surf, is to appreciate the very breath and heartbeat of the earth.” — Doe Zantamata

“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy — Beach Therapy.” — Amy Dykens

“I still love things that you don’t even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.” — Maria Sharapova

Little Mermaid Quotes

Enjoy these little mermaid quotes.         

“Someday I’ll be part of your world.” ― Ariel

“Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?” ― Ursula

“Life is the bubbles, under the sea.” ― Sebastian

“I consider myself a reasonable merman.” ― King Triton

“You can’t get something for nothing, you know.” ― Ursula

“Who says that my dreams have to stay my dreams?” ― Ariel

Mermaid swimming with little mermaid quotes by Ariel

“What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand.” ― Ariel

“I think you’ve swallowed a bit too much seawater.” ― Grimsby

“Okay. Yeah, you go. I’ll stay and—what? Sharks? Ariel!” ― Flounder

“Now, let’s eat before this crab wanders off my plate.” ― Grimsby

“As long as you live under my ocean, you’ll obey my rules.” ― King Triton

“I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.” ― Ariel

“She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“Isn’t this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. A perfect day to be at sea!” ― Eric

“Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.” ― Sebastian

“You got your own style, now let it shine through and remember no matter what, you’ve got to be you.” ― Sebastian

Mermaid Sayings

Check out these mermaid sayings that we don’t know who said first.

“Write your secrets in the sand and trust them with a mermaid.”

“Mermaid: A sea woman who chooses Imagination over Fear.”

“I love the rain because I am a Mermaid who lives too far from the sea.”

“Be a mermaid that makes waves.”

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mermaid.”

“Rainbows and mermaids are proof that imagination and beauty go hand in hand.”

Mermaid looking at ocean with mermaid sayings

“There’s a million fish in the see, but I’m a mermaid.”

“One day, in its own time, the ocean will give her back.”

“Mermaids don’t lose sleep over the opinions of shrimp.”

“Be a mermaid. Swim fast, wear a crown, and dream big.”

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid.

“When mermaids sleep in oceans deep inside their coral caves, they lay their heads on seaweed beds, rocked softly by the waves.”

Mermaid Captions

These mermaid captions are perfect for your next post on social media. You might also like our lists of Cute Captions, Clever Captions and Funny Captions.

I have a mermaid soul.

I’d rather be a mermaid.

Mermaids drink mermosas.

Mermaid, just add water.

Girls just want to be mermaids.

Dream big little mermaid.

Mermaid in swimming pool with mermaid captions

Mermaid for each other.

I was mermaid for this sea-sun.

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.

My mermaid heart can’t be tamed.

We mermaid to be friends forever.

Be a mermaid and make some waves            .

Mermaids wear flowers in their hair.

Mermaids make waves not ripples.

Pretty sure I was a mermaid in my past life.

Has anyone seen my mermaid tail.

Now you know that mermaids are real.

Quitting my job to be a full-time mermaid.

A little bit of pirate and a whole lot of mermaid.

I’m going to change the world but today, I’ll just be a mermaid.

And there you have it! We hope we’ve helped you find the ideal mermaid quote you were looking for.

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