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The Best Sea Quotes: 100+ Ocean Sayings

Spending time by the sea is one of our favourite things. Listening to the waves roll in and watching the many moods of the sea is always an amazing experience. Because of this we decided to find the best sea quotes. Once we started, we realized there is a quote on the sea for every occasion so we expanded the list to include ocean quotes, sea love quotes, romantic quotes about the sea and love, sea beach quotes, sea waves quotes, quotes about sea and sky, sea quotes for Instagram, sea breeze quotes, sea life quotes, short sea quotes, blue sea quotes, funny sea quotes, deep sea quotes, rough sea quotes, calm sea quotes, sailing the sea quotes, vitamin sea quotes, sea captions and sea captions for Instagram.

We can pretty much guarantee that you will find the perfect quotes from the sea on this list. And reading them will hopefully make you want to spend more time by the water.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since. We have found that the sea can be such an amazing experience that it can be difficult to do it justice and capture that elusive feeling. These quotes are great for helping to express your sea experience.

We have also paired our favourite sea quotes with our favourite sea photos.

Here is our list of sea quotes and captions. Scroll through or jump ahead to the category that interests you the most.

Quotes About the Sea

When it comes to quotes, the sea is a popular subject. We have lots of categories of sea quotes in this post but if you aren’t looking for something specific these are great overall quotes about the sea.

“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

“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 beach with a town in Sicily and the sea and sky with a sea quotes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on to

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

By the Sea Quotes

We enjoy these by the sea quotes that help us remember what it’s like to be by the sea when we can’t be. Check out these quotes about the seaside to find your favourite.

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch

“It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids.” – Anthony T. Hincks

If you like this quote head to our list of Mermaid Quotes.

The sea, cliffs and a hidden beach with a by the sea quotes that reads It's the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids

“It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.” ― Jackson Pearce

“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” – Cornelia Funke

“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

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” –  Saint Augustine

“I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” –  John Masefield

Ocean Quotes

It seemed like a good idea to add a few ocean quotes to this list. If you can’t find what you want as a sea quote then perhaps you will find it in these quotes about the ocean instead.

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean!”

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came…” – John F. Kennedy

“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.”

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” – Sylvia Earle

“Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty …all at once.”

“Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.” – Erica Billups

“The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.”

“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.” – Linda Gerber

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you.” – Beyoncé Knowles

“I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.” – Avery Sawyer

“‎I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I’m touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again.” – Lauren DeStefano

Sea Love Quotes

These sea love quotes help to explain the hold the sea has on so many people. How so many love it and look forward to every chance they get to spend time near the sea. If you like these quotes check out our list of Short Love Quotes.

“I lost my heart to the sea.”

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

The sea and a town in Montenegro with a sea love quotes from Cousteau

“Ships are safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. So set sail on the stormy sea of love. You’re going to get soaked at times, but at least you’ll know you’re alive.” – Dan Millman

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” – Kate Chopin

“The ocean is both my mistress and my lover. How else can I explain her salty kiss that is still on my lips.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“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

“When she saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leaped inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.” – Sharon Brubake

“Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.” – Sylvia Earle

“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” – Sir Francis Drake

“What she really loved was to hang over the edge and watch the bow of the ship slice through the waves. She loved it especially when the waves were high and the ship rose and fell.” – Kristin Cashore

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black

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

“The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched.” – Ann Brashares

Romantic Quotes About Sea and Love

Who doesn’t like romantic quotes about sea and love? There is something about these sea and love quotes that can strike a cord in you. Find your favourite romantic sea quote here.

“Our love is as deep as the ocean.”

“I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.”

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“You’re the only fish in the sea for me.”

“If you want to know how much I love you, count all the waves in the sea.”

“How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again.” – Timothy Joshua Chia

“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.”

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” – Janet Fitch

“Mightier than the waves at sea is my love for you.”

“As the sea is never full of water so is my heart never full of love.”

A rock in the ocean and waves on the beach with a Romantic quotes about sea and love that reads as the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love

“No words can express, The depth of her contentment, As she walks along the beach. As the waves lap against the shores, They create the rhythm of her life. Balmy breeze kiss, Her sun-bronzed skin, And she wonders… Could there ever be a greater destiny, Than to be born with a love, For the treasures of the sea? Here, she is home” – Suzy Toronto

“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers.” – Cecelia Ahern

Sea Beach Quotes and Sitting by the Sea Quotes

Spending time at the sea on the beach seems to be part of every vacation fantasy. These quotes about the sea and beach talk about both the good and not so good moments on the beach. Take a look through these sea beach quotes and sitting by the sea quotes to see if you can find one that you like.

“When we walk along the beach and feel the sand beneath our toes and then the surf sends small waves to gently caress our feet; then we smell the saltiness upon the wind; that is when we know that we have come home from whence we came.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.”

“It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Beach with waves from the sea with a sea beach quotes that reads It's when I go to the beach that the waves come up to greet me

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

“If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee-deep in the sand.” – Crystal Woods

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean.” – Jimi Hendrix

“A beach is not only a sweep of sand but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

“Ah, well, then you’ve never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in, the water stretching out from you until it’s beyond sight, moving and blue and alive and so much bigger than even the black beyond seems because the ocean hides what it contains.” – Patrick Ness

“The waves came up towards us, fumbling and gnawing at the beach like an immense soft mouth.” – Ross Macdonald

Sea Waves Quotes

There is something so mesmerizing about watching and listening to the waves regardless of whether they are big rollers or tiny ripples. I can (and have) watched them for hours. These are my favourite sea waves quotes and sound of the sea quotes.

“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

A big wave silhouetted by the sun and a sea waves quotes that reads the waves of the sea help me get back to me

“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

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“So that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts, seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again.” – Virginia Woolf

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

“The sea possesses a power over one’s moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize.” – Henrik Ibsen

“You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” – Mitch Albom

“Let the waves carry you where the light cannot.” – Mohit Kaushik

“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?” – Walt Whitman

“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one.  All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

“But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?” – Joshua Slocum

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Blackdavis

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

“I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods. I believe in the waves wiping away worries. I believe in seashells bringing good luck. I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.”

“There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Quotes About Sea and Sky

I enjoy looking out over the sea to where it meets the sky. Sometimes it’s a distinct line and sometimes it all blends. Here are some of the best quotes about sea and sky. And check out our lists of the best Sky Quotes and Blue Skies Quotes.

“Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” – Jennifer Donnelly

“At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood

“See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes.” – Moana, “How Far I’ll Go”

“The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky.” – Heinrich Heine

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

Rocky coastline and the sea with a quotes about sea and sky that reads smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly by Van Morrison

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” – Virginia Woolf

“Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.”

“Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

“Life doesn’t get better than the sky above, sand below, and the sea in front.” – Laynni Locke

“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me.” – Gary Paulsen

“Beneath the foggy sky the glowing sea is hazy, the soft light of a scarf over a lamp.” – Melissa Barbeau

“It is impossible, on a day like this, to tell sea from sky.” – Melissa Barbeau

“Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky…” – Oksana Rus

“Blue suggests the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.” – Yves Klein

“I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky.” – John Dyer

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky.” – Victor Hugo

“At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood

Sea Quotes for Instagram

If you are looking for a caption for your latest sea pic these sea quotes for Instagram are perfect. Scroll through and find the one that best describes your day at the sea.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cliffs and beach with very blue ocean and a sunshine quotes for Instagram on top

“The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes

“The sound and smell of the sea cleanses my soul.”

“The sea does not like to be restrained.” – Rick Riordan

“Follow the river and you will find the sea.” – French Proverb

“Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.” – A.D. Posey

“The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.” – Rachel Carson

“The sea lives in every one of us.” – Robert Wyland

“I feel we are all islands – in a common sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink.”

“The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

“The sea has boundless patience.” – Craig Robertson

“I’m pretty sure my birthstone is a sea shell.”

“Follow the river and you will find the sea.” – French Proverb

Sea Breeze Quotes

Is there anything more relaxing than feeling the sea breeze while looking out over the water? These sea breeze quotes do a good job of capturing that feeling.

“The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace.” – M. L. Borges, By The Sea

“Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.” – Erica Billups

“Summer is calling me with the music of an ocean breeze. I must go dance with the waves of love.” – Debasish Mridha

“A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach, and drifted back to the sea again, wondering where to go next. On a mad impulse, it went up to the beach again. It drifted back to sea.” – Douglas Adams

“A sea breeze puts the mind at ease.”

“I’m thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now.” – Johnny Cash

Woman sitting on the beach with a cliff behind and the sea in front with a sea breeze quote by Johnny Cash

“The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.” – Charles Buxton

“The only palliative is to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books.” – C. S. Lewis

“I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.” – Joshua Slocum

Sea Life Quotes

Sometimes one is looking for quotes about sea and life. Maybe you are considering spending time at sea or just like the concept. These sea life quotes compare life to the sea or talk about life on the sea.

“We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea.” – The Little Mermaid, “Under the Sea”

“Life is as inexorable as the sea.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The top of a greek church and the sea in the background with a sea quotes for Instagram that reads the sea lives in every one of us.

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.” – Rolf Edberg

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” –  Hermann Broch

“Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.” –  Rumi

“The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.” – Phillip Diole

“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?” – Walt Whitman

“Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” – Sylvia Earle

“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alain Gerbeault

“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” – Dave Barry

“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, but in the end, it is always beautiful.”

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. … Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats … Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn, in their own rhythm. And the boats – they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor.” – Cynthia Voigt

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At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”– Robin Lee Graham

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

Short Sea Quotes

Our 10 favourites from our list of 60 Short Sea Quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clear blue and green sea water wtih rocks and sandy bottom with a short sea quotes that reads the ceaseless twinkling of laughter of the waves of the sea

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

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

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

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

Blue Sea Quotes

The sea can have a multitude of blues. From the light turquoise of Zanzibar or the Greek Islands to the deep blue of the open water and everything in between. Here are some blue sea quotes talking about the sea colours.

“The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free!” – Bryan W. Procter

“Never have I been the blue calm sea. I have always been the storm.” – Fleetwood Mac

“The sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea.” – Jimi Hendrix

“Far clouds of feathery gold, Shaded with deepest purple, gleam Like islands on a dark blue sea.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.” – Siouxsie Sioux

“Between my potential and the deep blue sea, There’s a rock and a diamond either side of me. Between our potential and the break of day, There is nothing at all in our way.” – John Gorka

“My river runs to thee: Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” – Emily Dickinson

“Nights and days came and passed and summer and winter and the sun and the wind and the rain. and it was good to be a little island a part of the world and a world of its own all surrounded by the bright blue sea.” – Margaret Wise Brown

Funny Sea Quotes and Amusing Puns

Who doesn’t like a good pun or amusing quote? If you are looking for a funny sea quote this is the section for you.

“I’m a true oceanholic.”

“Sea la vie!”

“Just like the sea, I can be a little salty.”

“You can never have too much sea.”

“Go with the flow.”

“Long time, no sea.”

“If there is a will, there is a wave.”

“Let the sea set you free.”

“I need to be seahabilitated.”

“Seas the day.”

“I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.” Don Johnson

Sunset over the sea with boats floating and a funny sea quotes that reads I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks

“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’” – Jessica Simpson

“I miss being by the sea and never knowing what day of the week it is.”

“Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.”

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis

Deep Sea Quotes

Most people don’t realize just how deep the sea can get and no one is completely sure about everything that exists in its hidden depths. These deep sea quotes talk about the depths of the ocean.

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James

“Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky” – Sonia Gandhi

“If we look at the ocean in a calm, there is something imposing in its aspect; stretched out in its sleeping tranquility, but looking fearfully deep, and its silence seems like that of the lion when crouching for its prey.” – Jenny M Parker

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

Rough Seas Quotes

There is something about a rough sea that is always memorable. It may not be a fond memory but is usually memorable nonetheless. Here are some rough seas quotes that describe being on a stormy sea.

“The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.” – Martin Luther King

“Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.”

“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” – Aristotle Onassis

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather

“Rough seas make stronger sailors. Tough times build greater people.” – Robin Sharma

“We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it.” – Cesare Pavese

“Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.” – Bill Hybels

“Great sea captains are made in rough waters and deep seas.” – Kathryn Kuhlman

“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” – J.K. Rowling

Calm Seas Quotes

A flat sea can be just as mesmerizing as a rough one. If you are looking for a smooth seas quote choose from the following list of calm seas quotes.          

“The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.” – Ovid

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

Rock cliffs and the sea and a calm seas quote that reads there are somethings you learn best in calm, and some in storm

“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” – Nnedi Okorafor

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather

“Like the ocean that remains calm in its depths even when waves rage over its surface, and like the sun that continues shining on high even during storms, we can at each moment create value and develop our state of life, enjoying our existence to the fullest in times of both suffering and joy.” –Daisaku Ikeda

“As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.”– Ivan Panin

“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

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.” ― Nayyirah Waheed

Sailing the Sea Quotes

When it comes to the sea, one of the best ways to experience it is by sailing. And the first one is my all-time favourite sailing quote. You might also be interested in our list of the best boat captions, including some on sailboats.

“I sail. I’m a sailor… I sail. Do you think that’s a breakthrough? That I’m a sailor?” — Bob Wiley on What About Bob

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way.  Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.” – Lauren Myracle

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

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

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

Inspirational Quotes from the Sea

Here is a good list of inspiring quotes on the sea.

“I like the peace and quiet of being at sea.” – Rafael Nadal

Sunset oover the ocean with a quotes from the sea that reads I like the peace and quet of being at sea

“Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding – yet beautiful – Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.” – Buzz Aldrin

“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” – Trent Reznor

“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

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea.” – Sylvia Earle

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

A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor Quote

This is maybe the most famous quote about the sea and we thought it deserved its own section even thought it’s only one quote.

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Waves crashing on shore with the sea quote A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor byt Franklin D Roosevelt

Vitamin Sea Quotes

Vitamin sea quotes are classic for a reason. Everyone loves a good play on words. Here are some variations on this quote.

“All you need is a good dose of vitamin sea.”

Orange roofed buildings by the sea with a vitamin sea caption reading all you need is a good dose of vitamin sea

“Getting my daily dose of Vitamin Sea.”

“I need vitamin sea.”

“Life is better with vitamin sea.”

“All I need is a good dose of vitamin sea.”

“I think I need some vitamin sea.”

Sea Captions

A sampling from our list of the best 80 Sea Captions that includes romantic sea captions, captions on sea waves and sea beach captions.

The sea is mesmerizing me

Finding comfort in the rhythm of the sea

Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the sea

Love you to the sea and back

You and me, as far as the eye can sea

You will find that endless sea, and that’s how my love will always be

You can find me where the sand meets the water

I’m happiest laying on the sand looking at the sea

It’s time for the sun, sea and sand

Sea Captions for Instagram

Our favourite 10 captions from our list of best Sea Captions for Instagram.

My favourite day is a sea day

Let the sea set you free

Saltwater cures all wounds

‘Tis the sea-sun to make waves

Sun, Sea, the Sand and Me

My dreams are made of sand and sea

Busy beach in front of deep blue sea with a sea beach captions that reads my dreams are made of sand and sea

Happiness is the sunset and the sea

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul

I can leave the sea but the sea never leaves me

The best days are sea days

And there you have it! Our list of the best quotes of the sea and a few captions thrown in just for fun. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

If you like deep sea fishing you should check out our list of the best fishing quotes.

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

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any sea quotes that should be added.

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