A while back we shared a few of our favorite quotes about the beach. Today we set sail with our 12 favorite quotes pertaining to the sea and its effect on us.
We hope you like what you read – and that it stirs feelings for you like it does for us – and inspires you to share your thoughts and feelings about the ocean, our beaches and the coastline.
Yes, that famous man of the sea, Jacques Cousteau gets the spotlight twice, but we think he deserves it for his life’s work to show us – and to protect and preserve – the wonders of 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."
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
"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."
"Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home."
"You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean."
"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.”
“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.”
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau
“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.”
“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.”
“You will love the ocean. It makes you feel so... I don't know. Small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you're part of something bigger.”
"That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit."
Keeping our coast clear