200 Best Water Quotes

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Jan 28, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Most of our earth is covered in water, 70% to be exact.

So, it is not wrong to assume that for humans and other living beings, water is life! Not just that, water is philosophical and teaches various important life lessons. It is the best example that guides kids to be flexible, keep moving, and go with the flow.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that quotes about water are part of mainstream culture. So, without much ado, let's take a look at this curated list of water quotes.

For more quotes like this, check out waterfall quotes and [mother nature quotes].

Inspirational Water Quotes

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Take a look at these inspirational quotes on water. You will surely find quotes to inspire you in this category.

  • 'Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.'- Santosh Kalwar.
  •  'Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.'- Margaret Atwood.
  • 'Sacraments are like hoses. They are the channels of the living water of God's grace. Our faith is like opening the faucet. We can open it a lot, a little, or not at all.'- Peter Kreeft.
  • 'The thirsty look for water, but water also looks for thirsty.'- Rumi.
  • 'He saw that the water continually flowed and flowed and yet it was always there; it was always the same and yet every moment it was new.'- Hermann Hesse.
  • 'As you move to the top, remember the story of the pump. If you start pumping casually or half -heartedly, you will pump forever before anything happens. Pump hard to begin with and keep it up until you get that water flowing. Then a great deal will happen.'- Zig Ziglar.
  • 'Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.'- John Lubbock.
  • 'When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.'- Autumn Morning Star.
  • 'Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.'- Franz Kafka.
  • 'The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.'- Lucretius.
  • 'Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back.'- Edgar Lee Masters.
  • 'Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.'- Henry Ward Beecher.
  • 'That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back.'- George Foreman.
  • 'Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.'- Bruce Lee.
  • 'On singing in the swimming pool: "If I can move the water, I can move the people.'- Michael Bolton.
  • 'To the lost man, to the pioneer penetrating a new country, to the naturalist who wishes to see the wild land at its wildest, the advice is always the same - follow a river. The river is the original forest highway. It is nature's own Wilderness Road.'- Edwin Way Teale.
  • 'As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.'- Lao Tzu.
  • 'The river moves from land to water to land, in and out of organisms, reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.'- Lynn Culbreath Noel.
  • 'There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.'- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • 'Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.'- Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
  • 'Is it possible to take river water back after it has mixed into the sea? The river and the sea are united and one now.'- Mehmet Murat Ildan.
  • 'I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.'- Emily Bronte.
  • 'Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.'- Norman Maclean.
  • 'When you hear the splash Of the water drops that fall Into the stone bowl You will feel that all the dust Of your mind is washed away.'- Sen no Rikyu.
  • 'Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.'- Laozi.
  • 'Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.'- Ryunosuke Satoro.
  • 'For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.'- E.E, Cummings
  • 'We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.'- David R. Brower.
  • 'If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.'- Loren Eiseley.
  • 'It's good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told.'- Rumi.
  • 'Looking for yourself is like a thirsty fish looking for water.'- Deepak Chopra.
  • 'The sea is a desert of waves,
  • A wilderness of water.'
  • - Langston Hughes.
  • 'Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag.'- Chet Raymo.
  • 'What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.'- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • 'You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.'- Edwin Louis Cole.
  • '...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.'- Patrick Ness.
  • 'Water uses itself to go beyond whatever it needs to go beyond.'- Frederick Lenz.
  • 'Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people... And all people, everywhere and every day, need it.'- Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 'All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.'- Toni Morrison.
  • 'Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.'- A.A. Milne.
  • Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.'- Miguel de Cervantes.
  • 'The water tells none of its secrets.'- Nikos Engonopoulos.
  • '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.'- Margaret Atwood.
  • 'Water is soft and humble, but it is the most powerful and is the most endurable.'– Debasish Mridha.
  • 'High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.'- Mark Twain.
  • 'Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child.'- Margaret Atwood.
  • 'Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers.'- Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
  • 'With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.'- Sylvia Earle.
  • 'Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.'- Stephen Johnson.
  • 'Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world.'- Charles Mackay.
  • 'I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.'- Mike May.
  • .'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.'- Yoko Ono.
  • 'And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.'- Lord Byron.
  • 'But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it.'- Margaret Atwood.
  • 'You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.'- Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 'In time and with water, everything changes.'- Leonardo da Vinci.
  • 'A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.'- Laura Gilpin.
  • 'You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.'- Rabindranath Tagore.

Be Changeable Like Water Quotes

Change is constant and water is constantly changing with its flow and direction. So check out these quotes about water.

  • 'I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.'- John O'Donohue.
  • 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.'- Kahlil Gibran.
  • 'It is utterly soothing to fly fish for trout. All other considerations or worries drift away and you couldn't keep them close if you wanted. Perhaps it's standing thigh deep in a river with the water passing at the exact but varying speed of life. You easily recognize this mortality and it dissipates into the landscape.'- Jim Harrison.
  • 'Water is the driving force of all nature.'- Leonardo da Vinci.
  • 'To trace the history of a river or a raindrop is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble upon divinity, which like feeding the lake, and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself all over again.'- Gretel Ehrlich.
  • 'Passions are likened best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.'- Walter Raleigh.
  • 'Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well.'- Bernard of Clairvaux
  • 'Nothing cools so fast as undue enthusiasm. Water that has boiled freezes sooner than any other.'- George Iles.
  • 'One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.'- Laozi.
  • 'The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.'- Sigmund Freud.
  • 'To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things.'- John Haines.
  • 'The deep waters of time will flow over us: only a few men of genius will lift a head above the surface, and though doomed eventually to pass into the same silence, will fight against oblivion and for a long time hold their own.'- Seneca the Younger.
  • 'Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.'- Blaise Pascal.
  • 'The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.'- Henry David Thoreau.
  • 'Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give.'- Jane Austen.
  • No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.'– Heraclitus.
  • 'Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.'- Laozi.
  • 'Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow.'- C. JoyBell C.
  • 'When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.'- Kristin Armstrong.
  • 'How beautiful the water is! To me 'tis wondrous fair-- No spot can ever lonely be If water sparkle there; It hath a thousand tongues of mirth, Of grandeur, or delight, And every heart is gladder made When water greets the sight.'- Elizabeth Oakes Smith.
  • 'To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax, and float.'- Alan Watts.
  • 'Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.'- Bruce Lee.
  • 'The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book- a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice.'- Mark Twain.
  • 'You can't trust water. Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.'- W.C. Fields.
  • 'Being a fish out of water is tough, but that's how you evolve.'- Kumail Nanjiani.
  • 'Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!'- Mehmet Murat Ildan.
  • 'Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.'- D. H. Lawrence.
  • 'The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.'- Bruce Lee.
  • 'We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others.'- Deborah Smith.
  • 'Drink the waters meant to drown you.'- Nelou Keramati.
  • 'Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world's great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.'- Alison McGhee.
  • 'Water its living strength first shows,
  • When obstacles its course oppose.'
  • - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  • 'When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.'- Arthur Golden.
  • 'If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.'- Bruce Lee.
  • 'I've always had a duck personality. Calm above water, feet going crazy below.'- K. Flay.
  • '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.'- C. Joybell C.
  • 'When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.'- Leonardo da Vinci.
  • 'Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.'- Steve Maraboli
  • '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.
  • 'Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.'- Benjamin Franklin.
  • 'Love is like water. If it doesn't flow, it stagnates.'- Deepak Chopra.
  • 'Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.'- Christopher Morley.
  • 'Some people love the ocean. Some people fear it. I love it, hate it, fear it, respect it, cherish it, loathe it, and frequently curse it. It brings out the best in me and sometimes the worst.'- Roz Savage.
  • 'A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.'- William Wordsworth.

Water Conservation Quotes

Clean water is a necessity in today's day and age. Here is a list of water quotes to help us understand the importance of water conservation and clean water.

  • 'Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.'- W. H. Auden.
  • 'Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science.'- John F. Kennedy
  • 'Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.'- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
  • 'The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land.'- Luna Leopold.
  • 'If gardeners will forget a little the phrase, "watering the plants" and think of watering as a matter of "watering the earth" under the plants, keeping up its moisture content and gauging its need, the garden will get on very well.'- Henry Beston.
  • 'Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.'- Nelson Mandela.
  • 'I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns.'- Ezra Taft Benson.
  • 'Clean water is not an expenditure of Federal funds; clean water is an investment in the future of our country.'- Bud Shuster.
  • 'We used to think that energy and water would be the critical issues for the next century. Now we think water will be the critical issue.'- Mostafa Kamal Tolba.
  • 'If you desire to dig a well to reach water, your efforts are more fruitful if you dig one 100-foot-deep hole than if you dig ten holes each 10 feet deep.'- Dan Millman
  • 'The shortage of fresh water is the major ecological problem of this moment.'- Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 'Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.'- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • 'Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all peoples together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink?'- Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 'All things are connected, like the blood that runs in your family "The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father." 1854 The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. You must give to the rivers the kindness you would give to any brother.'- Chief Seattle.
  • 'We have been quick to assume rights to use water but slow to recognize obligations to preserve and protect it... In short, we need a water ethic-a guide to right conduct in the face of complex decisions about natural systems we do not and cannot fully understand.'- Sandra Postel.
  • 'We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.'- Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 'If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get fresh water from saltwater, ..(this) would be in the long-range interests of humanity which could really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments.'- John F. Kennedy.
  • 'A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations.'- Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 'High-quality water is more than the dream of the conservationists, more than a political slogan; high-quality water, in the right quantity at the right place at the right time, is essential to health, recreation, and economic growth.'- Edmund Muskie.
  • 'The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.'- Shozo Tanaka
  • 'A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.'- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • 'Can we afford clean water? Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to make possible life on this planet? Can we afford life itself? Those questions were never asked as we destroyed the waters of our nation, and they deserve no answers as we finally move to restore and renew them. These questions answer themselves.'- Edmund Muskie.
  • 'We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.'- Thomas Fuller.
  • 'Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.'- Carl Sagan.
  • 'The more we exile ourselves from nature, the more we crave its miracle waters.'- Diane Ackerman.
  • 'We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.'- Jacques Yves Cousteau.
  • 'One realizes how we take water for granted and how important it is to have it in order to stay alive. Beyond the drinking of it, let's not forget the hygiene.'- Kim Basinger.
  • 'We must act now to make sure fresh water is available to everyone, no matter where they live. The consequences of doing nothing will be even more catastrophic.'- Penelope Cruz.
  • 'As I travel around the world, people think the only place where there is a potential conflict [over] water is the Middle East, but they are completely wrong. We have the problem all over the world.'- Kofi Annan.
  • 'If we pollute the air, water, and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.'- David Suzuki.
  • 'Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine.'- Slovakian Proverb.
  • 'Water is being depleted many, many times faster than nature can replenish it.'- Maude Barlow.
  • 'Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.'- Luna Leopold.
  • 'The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga.'- Jim Wright.
  • 'Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict.'- Kofi Annan.
  • 'We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment.' -Ban Ki-Moon.
  • 'Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.'- Gil Scott-Heron.
  • 'Water used to be fresh, pure and drinkable, now the water has lots of focal matter and bacteria.'- Claudine Sierra.
  • 'The earth, the air, the land, and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.'- Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 'No water, no life, no blue, no green.'- Sylvia Earle.
  • 'If we continue on the path we're on, there simply won't be enough fresh water for everyone.'- Penelope Cruz.
  • 'It takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain. As water becomes scarce and countries are forced to divert irrigation water to cities and industry, they will import more grain. As they do so, water scarcity will be transmitted across national borders via the grain trade. Aquifer depletion is a largely invisible threat, but that does not make it any less real.'- Lester R. Brown.

Quotes About Water And Life

Scroll down to get some amazing quotes about water and life. You will also find some 'you can lead a horse to water' quotes here.

  • 'Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.'- Wallace Stevens.
  • 'Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.'- Margaret Atwood.
  • 'Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.'- Lao Tzu.
  • 'Life is water, dancing to the tune of solids.'- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
  • 'A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.'- Lucy Larcom.
  • 'The Gospel is like water; no man invented it, yet no man can live without it.'- Reinhard Bonnke.
  • 'It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.'- Nicholas Sparks.
  • 'Life in us is like the water in a river.'- Henry David Thoreau.
  • '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.'- C. JoyBell C.
  • 'A man of wisdom delights in water.'- Confucius.
  • '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.
  • 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him participate in synchronized diving.'- Cuthbert Soup.
  • 'In my life, water has had the character of punctuation.'– Sue Ellen Campbell.
  • 'Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare, there are no constant conditions.'- Sun Tzu.
  • 'I love the water. Everything about it. Smelling the humidity in the air, seeing the mist rise in the morning, feeling the dew-wet grass on my bare feet.'- Lori Foster.
  • 'What All The World Knows Water is the principle, or the element, of things. All things are water.'- Plutarch.
  • 'To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself.'- Masaru Emoto.
  • 'The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.'- Raymond Carver.
  • '...And water is the most abundant metaphor on earth.'- Pam Houston.
  • 'And all the air is filled with pleasant noise of waters'- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • 'God is the color of water. Water doesn't have a color.'- James McBride.
  • 'When you look at that nature world it becomes an icon, it becomes a holy picture that speaks of the origins of the world. Almost every mythology sees the origins of life coming out of water. And, curiously, that's true. It's amusing that the origin of life out of water is in myths and then again, finally, in science, we find the same thing. It's exactly so.'- Joseph Campbell.
  • 'I believe that water is the closest thing to a god we have here on Earth...We are living in water.'- Alex Z. Moores.
  • 'Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.'- Paulo Coelho.
  • 'Like roots finding water, we always wind up moving towards what sustains us.'- Mark Nepo.
  • 'Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives.'- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 'If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow?'- Jennifer McMahon.
  • 'Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.'- Kevin R. Stone.
  • 'Fire and water looked so lovely together. It was a pity they destroyed each other by nature.'- R. F. Kuang.
  • 'The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.'- Isak Dinesen.
  • '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.'- Khalil Gibran.
  • 'An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.'- Criss Jami.
  • 'This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.'- Dennis Rodman.
  • 'Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.'- Joseph B. Wirthlin.
  • 'Water is the basis of life and the blue arteries of the earth! Everything in the non-marine environment depends on freshwater to survive.'- Sandra Postel.
  • '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.'- Norman Maclean.
  • 'To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.'- Barry Lopez
  • 'Water is sufficient…the spirit moves over water.'- Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • 'You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.'- Stan Laurel.
  • 'Water is the soul of the Earth.'- W.H. Auden.
  • 'The amount of water on the planet does not change, only its quality.'- Walter Munk.
  • 'Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.'- Langston Hughes.
  • 'Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.'- Jacques Yves Cousteau.
  • 'Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.'- D.H. Lawrence.
  • 'Life originated in the sea, and about eighty percent of it is still there.'- Isaac Asimov.
  • 'Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.'- John Updike.
  • 'Water is the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips.'- Jean Giraudoux.
  • 'If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water.'- Jan Erik Vold.
  • 'The oceans are the planet's last great living wilderness, man's only remaining frontier on earth, and perhaps his last chance to produce himself a rational species.'- John Culliney.
  • 'In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.'- Laozi.
  • 'Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.'- Ambrose Bierce.
  • 'I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean’s voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.'- Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • 'There's magic in the water that draws all men away form the land, that leads them over hills, down creeks and streams and rivers to the sea.'- Herman Melville.
  • 'The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.'- Stephen King.
  • 'Man is not an aquatic animal, but from the time we stand in youthful wonder beside a Spring brook till we sit in old age and watch the endless roll of the sea, we feel a strong kinship with the waters of this world.'- Hal Borland.
  • 'The more we exile ourselves from nature, the more we crave its miracle waters.'- Diane Ackerman.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for water quotes then why not take a look at watercolor quotes, or rain quotes.

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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