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Ahoy, Here are the 135 Best Short Ocean Quotes and Sayings for Instagram


Many famous people have said profound things about the ocean, so if you’ve got a great ocean photo to share, we have put together a list of all the best short ocean quotes for your next post. And if you’re looking for short quotes to use for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Best Short Ocean Quotes for Instagram

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

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

“‎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

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

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

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

“The sea has boundless patience.” – Craig Robertson

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

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

“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

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

Beach and waves with short ocean quotes for Instagram by Billups

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

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

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

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

“The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me.” – M. L. Borges

“I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean.” – Avery Sawyer

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

“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

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

“If we look at the ocean in a calm, there is something imposing in its aspect; stretched out in its sleeping tranquility.”– Jenny M Parker

Beach and waves and short ocean quotes for Instagram by Hincks

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

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

“She made gentle the wild oceans of my soul.” — Atticus

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

“One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier.” – Crystal Woods

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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.” – Patrick Ness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The ocean was the best place, of course. 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

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

“One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“Ah, well, then you’ve never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in.” – Patrick Ness

“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

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

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

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

“We are tied to the ocean.” – John F. Kennedy

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

“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 Brubaker

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Ocean Captions, Short Sea Quotes, Short Water Quotes, Wave Captions, Short Wave Quotes, Boat Puns, Cruise Captions, Boat Captions and Short Beach Quotes.

Ocean Sayings

  • I think I need some vitamin sea.
  • Just like the ocean I can be a little salty.
  • Love you to the ocean and back.
  • Our love is as deep as the ocean
  • Let the waves hit your feet & sand be your ocean
  • Beachology. Be shore of yourself. Don’t be crabby. Let your worries drift away. Drown out pier pressure. Soak up positive energy. Oceans life’s moments.
  • I like to let the ocean waves take me where they want me to go.
  • The memories will last forever… just like the sand at the bottom of my bag.
  • Happiness is the sand between the toes and the ocean around your ankles.
  • Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair
  • Getting my daily dose of Vitamin Sea.
  • All I need is a good dose of vitamin sea.
  • Live by the ocean and love by the moon.
Waves and beach with ocean sayings
  • I love the beach and I love the ocean.
  • It’s time for the sun, sea and sand.
  • The ocean was waving so I waved back.
  • I’ve never been more shore
  • Smell the ocean, Feel the breeze, Hear the ocean, Be at ease
  • Saltwater cures all wounds.
  • The waves of the ocean help me get back to me.
  • Happiness is the sunset and the ocean
  • You will find that endless ocean, and that’s how my love will always be
  • I can leave the ocean but the ocean never leaves me.
  • You and me, as far as the eye can sea.
  • The ocean is my happy place
  • Today, I decided to make waves.
  • I followed my heart and it led me to the ocean.
  • Friends, Sun, Sand and Sea, that sounds like a summer to me.
  • You can find me where the sand meets the water.
  • My dreams are made of sand and ocean.
  • My favourite day is an ocean day.
  • The ocean is where I belong
  • The best days are ocean days.
  • Long time no sea. Let’s fix that ASAP.
  • The ocean is full of untamed magic
  • Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean.
  • Sally sounds like she’s living her best life. I would also like to sell seashells by the seashore.
  • We dream in colors borrowed from the ocean.
  • The voice of the ocean speaks to the soul.
  • ‘Tis the ocean-sun to make waves.
  • I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like the ocean.
  • Now that I am by the water I can sea clearly.
  • The ocean is mesmerizing me.
  • I’m happiest laying on the sand looking at the ocean.
  • The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease
  • Finding comfort in the rhythm of the ocean.
Water with ocean sayings
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a wave.
  • Lost at sea? I’m not shore.
  • You’re the only fish in the ocean for me.
  • I love you like the ocean loves the shore.
  • You can find me where the beach meets the ocean.
  • I was mermaid for this ocean-sun.
  • Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.
  • Let the waves of the ocean be my therapy.
  • All you need is a good dose of vitamin sea.
  • Friends, Sun, Sand and Ocean that sounds like a summer to me
  • I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, waves in the ocean.
  • Palm trees and ocean breeze
  • Life is better with vitamin sea
  • Happiness is blue ocean & white sand

So that is it for our list of Short Ocean Quotes and Sayings for Instagram. We hope you found the perfect one!

Now go share your photo!

Woman holding up a clear chunk of ice on the beach

About the Author

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.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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