Water Quotes

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.

100 Selected Poems

E.E. Cummings

100 Selected Poems

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

Cry    Forgive    Happiness    Inspiration    Learn    Letting go    Life    Motivational    Moving on    Seeds    Success    Tears    Water

Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.


Brian Jacques

Crying    Emotion    Emotions    Flowers    Fruit    Growing    Nature    Sadness    Sunlight    Tears    Trees    Water

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.

The Penelopiad

Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.

Flood    River    Time    Water    Words

She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.


Holly Black

Faerie    Faery    Ocean    Sea    Water

Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.


Hermann Hesse

River    Time    Water

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook
Life    Water

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.

The Silmarillion

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion
Music    Ocean    Sea    Water

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.

, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.

Definition    Humor    Ocean    Water

You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.

Adversity    Coping    Drown    Enduring    Free    Hope    Life    Live    Surf    Surfing    Trials    Water    Wave    Waves

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

America    Freedom    Human rights    Inspirational    Justice    Peace    Pride    Righteousness    Stream    Water

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.

Existence    Life    Water

They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.


Hermann Hesse

Becoming    Being    Hesse    Life    Siddhartha    Unity    Water

An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.

I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.
The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.

Born again    Humbles    Life    Mermaid    Ocean    Perspective    Water

Water is the driving force in nature.

The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. 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.

People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don't understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.


Akira Kurosawa

Air    Humanity    Humankind    Invention    Nature    Science    Technology    Water

[Jellyfish] are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful.

Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.

The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.
The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.
The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.
Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.
Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.
The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.
Dare to breach the surface and sink.

Bones    Contradiction    Contrast    Danger    Dangers    Deep    Delve    Depth    Depths    Desert    Desolation    Dig    Drought    Dry    Dust    Eco    Ecology    Hidden    Illusion    Innards    Inside    Inside out    Inward    Membrane    Microcosm    Mysteries    Mystery    Obscure    Obscured    Occult    Ocean    Outside    Plenty    Profound    Profundity    Riches    Richness    Scarcity    Skin    Skin deep    Superficial    Surface    Water    Within    Without    World

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.

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

…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. (p.275)

Birds    Fish    Learn    Sky    Teacher    Water

Life in us is like the water in a river.

Life    Water

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, moving and blue and alive and so much bigger than even the black beyond seems because the ocean hides what it contains.

The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness Monsters of Men

The Ask and the Answer

Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him participate in synchronized diving.

Diving    Funny    Horses    Water

All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.

Abandoned    Amnesia    Androids    Apocalypse    Carrack    Cityisle    Cityspire    Count    Damnation    Death    Desolate    Dreams    Emily dickinson    Empty    Fedora    Ghosts    Gothic    Greek mythology    Haunting    Haunts    Horace walpole    Jazz    Life    Magic    Magick    Mannequins    Masquerade    Music    Phillip k dick    Piano    Poems    Puddles    Rain    Reflections    Romance    Sacrifice    Science fiction    Sex    Shakespeare    Ships    Songs    Specters    Spectre    Storms    Tempest    Waking    Water

Do we not each dream of dreams? Do we not dance on the notes of lost
memories? Then are we not each dreamers of tomorrow and yesterday, since dreams
play when time is askew? Are we not all adrift in the constant sea of trial and when all is done, do we not all yearn for ships to carry us home?

Abandoned    Amnesia    Androids    Apocalypse    Carrack    Cityisle    Cityspire    Count    Damnation    Death    Desolate    Dreams    Emily dickinson    Empty    Fedora    Ghosts    Gothic    Greek mythology    Haunting    Haunts    Horace walpole    Jazz    Life    Magic    Magick    Mannequins    Masquerade    Music    Phillip k dick    Piano    Poems    Puddles    Rain    Reflections    Romance    Sacrifice    Science fiction    Sex    Shakespeare    Ships    Songs    Specters    Spectre    Storms    Tempest    Waking    Water

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.

Flourishing    Fulfillment    Happiness    Love    People    Plants    Sunshine    Water    Work

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.

Deciet    Humor    Water

When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.

The Shape of Water

Anne Spollen

The Shape of Water

A pool just isn't the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.

Aphra    Bianca    Ocean    Pool    Water

It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water.

Joke    Puns    Water

Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.

Conditions    Constant    Shape    Strategy    War    Water

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.

You are water
I’m water
we’re all water in different containers
that’s why it’s so easy to meet
someday we’ll evaporate together.

Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.

Abuse    Argument    Clichés    Conduct    Damage    Danger    Double standards    Fire    Foolishness    Gender    Generalizations    Harm    Hypocrisy    Individuality    Men    Misogyny    Misrepresentation    Morality    One sidedness    Perceptions    Prejudice    Social norms    Stereotypes    Truth    Water    Women

If we come from the water, I conclude that we come from different kinds of it. I will meet a person and in his eyes see an ocean, deep and never ending; then I will meet another person and feel as though I have stepped into a shallow puddle on the street, there is nothing in it. Or maybe some of us come from the water, and some of us come from somewhere else; then it's all a matter of finding those who are the same as us.

But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it. She understood why people talked about hearts "breaking"; she felt as if hers were made of cracked glass, and the shards were like tiny knives inside her chest when she breathed.

City of Fallen Angels

Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels
Fragile    Fragile love    Glass    Heartbreak    Knives    Love    Water

I’m driving, Louis-Cesare said, sliding into the low seat as easily as if he’d done it a hundred times. You’re drunk.
I wished. I had all of two beers, mostly for the water content.
If you needed water, why didn’t you drink water?
I don’t like water.

Beer    Dorina    Louis cesare    Water

For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.

Bitch    Elemental    Gin blanco    Magic    Over    Salina    Sorry    Water

It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale. So many things have been shown so to me on these banks, so much light has illumined me by reflection here where the water comes down, that I can hardly believe that this grace never flags, that the pouring from ever-renewable sources is endless, impartial, and free.

Books    Exhilaration    Grace    Inspiration    Mysticism    Nature    Water

For the moment I can think of nothing— except that I am a sentient being stabbed by the miracle of these waters that reflect a forgotten world.

Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer

Dip him in the river who loves water.

Love    Water



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