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115 Inspirational Mermaid Quotes for that into the Blue Aesthetic

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 inspirational and aesthetic mermaid quotes are for you. 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 sayings, you should find what you’re looking for in the list below.

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

“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

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Short Mermaid Quotes, Mermaid Captions, Ocean Captions, Short Sea Quotes and Wave Captions.

Funny Mermaid 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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.”

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 quote you were looking for.

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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