A collection of powerful and beautiful waves quotes that’ll transport you back to the peacefulness of the ocean and uplift your spirits.
The sound of the waves crashing can be very therapeutic and can bring so much peace and serenity to most of us.
There is just something so magical in watching the waves roll in and hearing the sounds as they crash onto the shore.
If you’re a beach lover or you love surfing the waves, read these inspiring quotes about waves below to calm your mind and make your day.
Wave Quotes and Sayings
I wish to spend a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… rising and falling only for my breathing.
— Munia Khan
People choose to struggle when people don’t want to relax. Sometimes it is not on your side. Relax; calm down. No matter how hard the waves are, you will float on the ocean.
— Kubra Sait
We think the journey of the wave ends when it reaches the shore! No, it doesn’t! When the wave reaches the shore, it changes something on the shore. When something changes, a new story begins there. This story is also the story of the wave; the journey of the wave continues in another form!
— Mehmet Murat ildan
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.
— Alysha Speer
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
— Edward Gibbon
Dance with the waves,
move with the sea.
Let the rhythm of the water
set your soul free.
— Christy Ann Martine
The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.
— Nick Cummins
Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life,” murmured Niko. “They bring new food for shore creatures, and take ships out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse, and our own heartbeat.
— Tamora Pierce
Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.
— Deb Caletti
Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms but she never sung her song.
— Santosh Kalwar
I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it.
— Joel Osteen
The sea is a desert of waves,
A wilderness of water.
— Langston Hughes
Things come and go in the news cycle like waves of fever.
— Adam Curtis
The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.
— Virginia Woolf
Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.
— Danny Meyer
Inspiring waves quotes to calm your mind
Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.
— Marcus Aurelius
Waves come with messages from the sea; they touch the shore with their sublimity. Leaves fall with messages from the trees; they fall on the ground with their magic. Nature sends us the most beautiful messages. We just need to understand the language of the waves and the leaves.
— Avijeet Das
Feelings are much like waves: we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.
— Jonatan Mårtensson
Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
When the wild wave meets the calm beach, when anger reaches tranquillity, anger disappears, serenity triumphs, the wave experiences enlightenment!
— Mehmet Murat ildan
The waves of the sea help me get back to me.
— Jill Davis
I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other.
— Naguib Mahfouz
Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fail, but because each time they fall. They never fail to rise again.
— Josh Billings
It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.
— Jeff Bridges
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
— Henry David Thoreau
Only those who row the boat make waves.
— Christina Dodd
Currents shift and move but it’s only where the water breaks that the wave becomes visible. A pandemonium occurs, where substances collide, and then something new comes into being.
— Clare Strahan
Let the ocean worry about being blue.
— Alabama Shakes
Listen to the sound of waves within you.
A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.
— Leonardo da Vinci
Uplifting waves quotes
Stop running after the waves. Let the sea come to you.
— Elif Safak
If you are a boat that wants to sail in windy weather, you must be more stubborn than the waves!
— Mehmet Murat ildan
Love was like the waves in the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and earth and everything in between.
If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.
— Nayyirah Waheed
There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.
— Frank Herbert
Women like you drown oceans.
— Rupi Kaur
There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen
Waves are not as dangerous as fear of waves.
Let the waves carry you where the light can not.
— Mohit Kaushik
You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.
— Mitch Albom
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
— Vladimir Nabokov
Don’t worry if you’re making waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.
— Scott Stabile
You can never ride on the wave that came in and went out yesterday.
— John Wanamaker
To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.
— Elvis Presley
Beautiful waves quotes
She’s got oceans tucked away in her hair, poems swim under her skin.
— Sanober Khan
Some waves will touch your shore; they have come from the sea, carrying messages from me to you.
— Avijeet Das
There’s no way to move without making waves.
— Malcolm Forbes
— Spriha Kant
Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself.
— Stefan Zweig
Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.
— Holly Black
The wave is the same thing as the water, the effect is the cause in another form.
— Swami Vivekananda
Some waves will touch your shore; they have come from the sea, carrying messages from me to you. When these waves will reach your shore, you will be astonished at their beauty. They will be soft and sublime. They will carry music – melodious pieces of songs of the sea. Listen well. Listen deep. They carry magic. Feel it with all your depth.
— Avijeet Das
It is summer, let mind dances like the waves with the music of ocean breeze.
— Debasish Mridha, MD
Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive and that’s what makes the calm sea alive.
— Munia Khan
For a surfer, it’s never-ending. There’s always some wave you want to surf.
— Kelly Slater
Let the shores tell you the beauty of the ocean waves.
— Aisha S. Kingu
Every wave is new until it breaks.
— Neil Young
Sometimes she wants to drift away like ocean waves and sometimes she wants to stay still like a river, wrapped in solitude.
— Nitya Prakash
Waves, once they land on the beach, are not reversible.
— Grace Paley
Peaceful waves quotes
Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.
— Marianne Williamson
Love fragrances, and colours the breath waves that inspire the heart language.
— Ehsan Sehgal
I was proud of the waves I had made, but wondered how many boats I was supposed to rock.
— Phil Donahue
In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.
I was happiest between the waves.
— Gertrude Ederle
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
I always say that people are like peanut shells on the ocean: the waves will take them everywhere.
— Dan Shechtman
But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?
— Joshua Slocum
You are not born
to stand near the seashore
you are here
to fight against the waves
– savor life and its magic
— Jyoti Patel
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
— Albert Schweitzer
The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.
— James Gates Percival
Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear.
— Buzzy Trent
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
— William Shakespeare
Being creative on the waves is challenging, but we each create art in our own way.
— Bethany Hamilton
You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide.
— Antony Jay