“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
John F. Kennedy

 

“Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.”
Sylvia Earle

 

“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

 

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

 

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Cousteau

 

“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy… Beach Therapy.”
Amy Dykens

 

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

 

“No water, no life. No blue, no green”
– Sylvia Earle

 

“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.”
Beyoncé Knowles

 

“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

 

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

 

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primaeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.”
Henry Beston

 

“The sea is the only embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence”
Jules Verne

 

“It is, surely, our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.”
Sir David Attenborough

 

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”
Robin Lee Graham

 

“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?”
Walt Whitman

 

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
Michelle Held

 

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.”
Pam Shaw

 

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans”
Jacques Cousteau

 

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

 

“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

“I often struggle to find words that will communicate the vastness of the Pacific Ocean to people who have never been to sea. Yet as I gazed from the deck at the surface of what ought to have been a pristine ocean, I was confronted, as far as the eye could see, with the sight of plastic.”
Charles Moore

 

“Our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years”
Sylvia Earle

 

“We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to”
Terry Swearingen

 

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make a change.” 
Barbara Mikulski