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Ocean Quotes

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

"Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me ... on that summer’s day, when my eyes were opened to the sea."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

"A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

SCUBA Divers in the Ocean

"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

"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, Oceanographer

"Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home."

- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides."

- Jules Verne, Science Fiction Writer

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."

- Wyland, Marine Life Artist

Waves Hitting a Sandy Beach

"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."

- Alexander Smith, Poet

"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."

- Joseph Conrad, Writer

"The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t."

- Christopher Paolini, Author

"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, Writer

Clownfish in an Anemone

"Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."

- H. P. Lovecraft, Science Fiction Writer

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

- Andre Gide, Writer

"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, Writer

"What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams."

- Werner Herzog, Film Maker

Jellyfish at a Public Aquarium

"I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean."

- James Cameron, Film Director

"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, Artist

"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, Actress

"And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came. "

- President John F. Kennedy