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60 Short Sea Quotes: Amazing Sayings About the Sea

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If you are looking for short sea quotes to add to your next social media post, well, you have come to the right place. Here we have gathered all the best short quotes about the sea into one place. Spending time by the water is simultaneously calming and inspiring. These sayings about the sea can be funny, descriptive, inspirational and will make you want to spend more time by the water watching the waves come in.

We have also paired some of our favourite short sea quotes with our favourite photos from the Mediterranean Sea.

Best Short Sea Quotes

Here are our favorite short sea quotes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.        “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

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

11.      “The tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” – Helen          Keller

12.      “I love the beach. I love the sea.” – Rafael Nadal

13.      “I love the sound and smell of the sea.” – Genesis Rodriguez

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

15.      “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

16.      “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Karen Blixen

17.      “The sea complains upon a thousand shores.” – Alexander Smith

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

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

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

21.      “Where the land meets the sea and the sea meets the sky.” – Umair Siddiqui

22.      “You stand next to the sea and you’re in touch with all your longings and all your losses.” –    Elizabeth Hay

23.      “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

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

Ocean and blue sky

26.      “He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.” – Hammond Innes

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

28.      “At sea, I feel comfortable and I come to rest.” – Laura Dekker

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

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

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

32.      “The sea drinks the air and the sun the sea.” – Anacreon

33.      “The sea drives truth into a man like salt.” – Hilaire Belloc

34.      “He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.” – Thomas Fuller

35.      “I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.” – Friedrich    Nietzsche

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

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

38.      “There are more sharks on the land than in the sea.” – Neil Wheatley

39.      “I need the sea because it teaches me.” – Pablo Neruda

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

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

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

43.      “It’s out there at sea that you are really yourself.” – Vito Dumas

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

Beach and sea with a Sicilian town to the side and a short sea quotes that reads life is as inexorable as the sea

45.      “Praise the sea, on shore remain.” – John Florio

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

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

48.      “When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.” – Samuel Johnson

49.      “The great sea makes one a great sceptic.” – Richard Jefferies

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

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51.      “He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.” – William Golding

52.      “There are no signposts in the sea.” – Vita Sackville-West

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

54.      “When you grow up on an island, what matters is how you stand to the sea.” – Roddy Doyle

55.      “The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” – Francis Stokes

56.      “Beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea.” – George Matthew Adams

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

Ocean and cliffs

58.      “There is no new wave, only the sea.” – Claude Chabrol

59.      “He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.” – George Herbert

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

And there you have it! Our list of the best short quotes about the sea. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

If you love the sea check out our list of Perfect Mermaid Quotes.

You might also be interested in our other short quotes lists including short sunset quotes, short mountain quotes, short nature quotes, short flower quotes, short Christmas quotes and short sunshine quotes.

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

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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