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Why Mermaid Quotes

Mermaid is a mythical sea creature with the upper body and head of a human female and the tail of a fish, said to be found among waves of the oceans. Merman is the male equivalent of the mermaid. Although, they are not as prevalent in stories and folklore as the mermaid. There are thousands of stories about these mysterious beings; the earliest known tale appeared in Assyria about a goddess who, ashamed of her sin, jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish. However, the waters proved unable to conceal her divine beauty, and she transformed into a mermaid. Mermaids are commonly associated with beauty, fertility, and existence under the ocean. At the same time, in some cultures, they represent the brutal and deceitful nature of the sea that lures men to their deaths. As such, the physical portrayal of the mermaid varies from beautiful ethereal creatures to terrifying vicious monsters.

What parents should know

Mermaids are also often worshipped as deities in many cultures. These mermaids are more ethereal; they are invisible to the naked eye, yet they respond to prayer and may be interacted with.

Despite their undeniable allure, mermaids have a long history of being mysterious to the general public. However, several witnesses swear they have seen them. Reports of mermaids date back centuries, and sightings of mermaids were reported by sailors as far back as Christopher Columbus.

Maybe there are mermaids in Atlantis, too. As a mythical island, Atlantis sank and is now underwater. Some fictional accounts, such as those seen in the film, even have merpeople residing there.

What to discuss with kids

There are four distinct types of mermaids that have been documented throughout time. Here we have the classic mermaids, the selkies, the shapeshifting mermaids, and the merfolk.

A mermaid's abilities extend well beyond a human's, and her magical and physical prowess are equally impressive. They have exceptional mastery of natural phenomena like wind, fire, and water.

Aquamarine is the sea's gemstone. It is a stunning greenish-blue gemstone that legend has; it was formed from the tears of mermaids.‍

Inspirational Mermaid Quotes

1. "Your soul is so bohemian, free, and gypsy wild. Come swim with me in the calming sea, let's be mermaids for a while." ― Melody Lee

2. "I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living." ― Anias Nin

3. "There are people all over the world who carry the mermaid inside them." — Carolyn Turgeon

4. "The turquoise tide shimmered in shades of mermaid tails against the alabaster shore." ― Karen Marie Moning

5. "We are the glamorous mermaids in the ocean that offers us another magical journey." — Cinda Swalley

6. "The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion." ― Anita Johnson

7. "When you love someone completely, you'll do anything to protect them, even if you sacrifice your soul. Because if you don't, you destroy your soul anyway." — Joey W. Hill

8. "Where there's water, we find mermaids. Maybe it's time we started asking ourselves exactly why that is." — Mira Grant

9. "Like a mermaid in sea-weed, she dreams awake, trembling in her soft and chilly nest." ― John Keats

10. "What you have to understand about the mermaid legend is that it's universal. No matter where you go, the mermaids got there first." ― Mira Grant

11. "Be a mermaid who doesn't stop until she makes tidal waves. be a mermaid who knows to stop before she devastates the world with her." — Amanda Lovelace

Mermaid Quotes And Sayings

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12. "She is water, powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you." ― Adrian Michael

13. "Maybe I'm still the mermaid.
Maybe the ocean is your hand." — Kelli Russell Agodon

14. "One day, in its own time, the ocean will give her back." ― Unknown*

15. "Walking through this life half-sleeping, everything at arm's length or farther away. I understood those mermaids. I didn't care if they sang to me." ― Sarah Densen

16. "I shall wear white flannel trousers,
and walk upon the beach." ― T. S. Eliot

17. "I've always been obsessed with things that are half animal and half human - like mermaids and Minotaurs - because they are trapped in an animal body. And I felt trapped in my own life." ― Riccardo Tisci

18. "The safest way to get what you want is to deserve what you want." ― Charlie Munger

19. "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and 
Till human voices wake us... and we drown." ― T.S. Eliot

20. "Nobody wants to admit that mermaids who survive the dangers of the ocean can still be defeated by their own pain." ― Emm Cole

21. "The mermaids came to me finally, in the pink hours of my existence. They are my consolation." ― Sue Monk Kidd

22. "The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air." ― C. JoyBell C.

23. "Any soul you are attached to is a mermaid for you because it slowly pulls you into the pond of its bad Karma." — Shunya

24. "Way down to the bottom of the ocean to find where the mermaids sang, each to each. Where there was danger and beauty and light." ― Marisha Pessl, 'Night Film'

25. "She is a mermaid but approach her with caution. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in." — J. Iron

Famous Mermaid Quotes

26. "A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny." ― Hans Christian Andersen

27. "I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea." ― Ella Henderson

28. "Mermaids are not the monsters you humans think we are." ― Sarah Henning

29. "The sea always filled her with longing." ― Cornelia Funke

30. "But a mermaid has no tears." ― Hans Christian Andersen

31. "Maybe I would become a mermaid...My fingernails would be tiny shells and my skin would be like a jade with light shining through it. I would never have to come back up." ― Francesca Lia Block

32. "I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall." ― William Shakespeare, 'King Henry VI.'

33. "The sea waves stirred before me
they dashed against the rocks
Like a mermaid rising from its depths
curled white sea foam were her locks…" ― Giselle V. Steele

 34. "Newly come from the river, she knew nothing.
She was a mermaid who had lost her way." ― Pablo Neruda

35. "I felt a little like a mermaid, rendered voiceless by her own longing." — Seanan McGuire.

36. "Your soul is so bohemian, free, and gypsy wild. Come swim with me in the calming sea, let's be mermaids for awhile." — Melody Lee

37. "They were beautiful dark lakes in which her thoughts swam about like mermaids." ― Hans Christian Andersen

38. "If you are curious you might never come home, like all the men who now live with mermaids at the bottom of the sea. Or the people who found Atlantis." — Jeanette Winterson

39. "There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath." — Herman Melville

40. "You've never tasted salty air on your tongue or waved heartily at a mermaid!" — Gideon Defoe

41. "And then I cried a flood of tears as if I really were a mermaid who had absorbed too much sea into herself." ― Francesca Lia Block

42. "Mermaid tears were treasure, meant to be guarded close to one's heart. They brought wishes of true love and kept you safe." — Kerry Lonsdale, 'All The Breaking Waves'

43. "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Mermaid Love Quotes

44. "And I am here, the mermaid whose dark hair streams black, the merman in his armored body." — Adrienne Rich

45. "I thought of Atargatis, the First, frightening and beautiful. The mermaid goddess who lived on in the soul of every woman who'd ever fallen in love with the ocean." — Sarah Ockler

46. "Like a mermaid rising from an ocean of paper, the girl emerged across the room." — Brian Selznick

47. "A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him up for her own." — W.B. Yeats

48. "Don't interrupt. She knows words that mermaids taught her... I'm falling asleep in order to hear her...My heart aches because I wasn't you when you dreamed at the seashore." ― Fernando Pessoa

49. "I love water and you said, you thought a mermaid, maybe. If you were a mermaid, you said, if you were a mermaid, I was the sea." ― Francesca Lia Block

50. "I'll swim through the Earth, like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones." ― Jeffrey McDaniel

51. "My ocean is bluer than the heart you had to break;
My sea is deeper than your lake." ― Emilie Autumn

Cute Mermaid Quotes

52. "She would be half the world away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by the moonlight." ― Janet Fitch

53. "She is a mermaid on dry land and the world is her ocean. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in." ― J. Iron

54. "She dreams of the ocean late at night and longs for the wild salt air." ― Hannah Fraser

55. "As the sunlight flickered along her scales, the mermaid shimmered." — Lisa Thompson

56. "The stars twinkled above her brilliantly, representing all of the beautiful laws of the universe." — Keira D. Skye

57. "There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good." — Jeanette Winterson

58. "I know a sad little mermaid
Dwelling in the ocean
Softly, gently blowing
Her heart into a wooden flute." — Forugh Farrokhzad

59. "It is rooted deep in your bones; the water calls out to you until it causes you physical pain unless you come to it." — Nadia Scrieva

60. "I often have the fantasy that curly girls are mermaids who have had to adapt to life on dry land. We come from the sea." — Lorraine Massey

61. "The ultimate corner of sugar and toast, where the mermaids catch the branches of the willows and the heart opens to a flute's sharpness." ― Federico Garcia Lorca

62. "Make your story so beautiful, mermaids have trouble believing it's true." ― R.I.D

Short Mermaid Quotes

63. "Six pull-tabs lay in the ashtray like scales from a mermaid." — Haruki Murakami

64. "If you sing to the mermaids, they come when you're drowning." — Tori Amos

65. "Aye, tough mermaids are." — Blackbeard

66. "O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note,
to drown me in thy sister's flood of tears." — William Shakespeare

67. "People want to believe in mermaids." — Christina Henry

68. "I always wanted to be a mermaid but I never saw the sea." — Renee Thebeau

69. "The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart." — Christina Henry

70. "But all the magic I have known I've had to make myself." — Shel Silverstein

71. "Ebbing and flowing
And pushed by a breeze
I live to make you free." — Gregory and the Hawk, 'Boats And Birds'

72. "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me." ― T.S. Eliot

73. "Write your secrets in the sand and trust them with a mermaid." ― Unknown*

Funny Mermaid Quotes

74. "Since the nineteen-fifties, rural Florida has marketed itself to Northerners and Midwesterners as an unexplored paradise of citrus and mermaids." ― Anne Hull

75. "I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid." ― Beyoncé Knowles

76. "The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal." ― Mark Twain

77. "First of all, never call a mermaid a fish unless you're trying to insult her." ― Tiana Warner

78. "Now and then a giggling trail of mermaids appeared in our wake. We fed them oatmeal." ― Tove Jansson

79. "We gave you an atomic bomb, what do you want, mermaids?" ― Isidor Isaac Rabi

80. "Fishermen dream of great dripping trout, shapely and elusive as mermaids, and arise cranky and haggard from their fantasies." ― John D. Voelker

81. "My advice: don't go eating random herbs unless you want to turn into that guy from The Little Mermaid." — Rick Riordan

82. "If the mermaid had been an idealized projection of a human woman onto a marine mammal, she would have looked different every time." ― Mira Grant

83. "It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids." — Hunter S. Thompson

84. "Managing a league club is like making love to a mermaid... you should always be aiming for a top half finish." ―Ian Holloway

85. "I've got a swimming pool and I pretend to be like a mermaid, like in the middle of the night. It kind of de-stresses me." ― Rebel Wilson

86. "Cowards marry fish-head mermaids!" ― 'The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros. 3'

87. "The first rule of cannibal mermaid fight club is don't talk about cannibal mermaid fight club." — Kali Wallace

Siren Quotes

88. "No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren." ― Henry Taylor

89. "The Siren waits thee, singing song for song." ― Walter Savage Landor

90. "I sing the small sea siren who sings to you, riding her bicycle of corals and conches. The light that blinds our eyes is not art. Rather it is love, friendship, crossed swords." ― Federico Garcia Lorca

91. "Sirens lurk in the dark depths of the pupils as they lurk at the bottom of the sea." ― Jean Lorrain, 'Monsieur De Phocas'

92. "If the bards of old the true has told
The sirens have raven hair.
But over the earth, since art had birth,
They paint the angels fair." ― L.M. Montgomery

'The Little Mermaid' Quotes

93. "Someday I'll be part of your world." ― Ariel

94. "Life is the bubbles, under the sea." ― Sebastian

95. "I don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad." ― Ariel

96. "Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. A perfect day to be at sea!" ― Eric

97. "Who says that my dreams have to stay my dreams?" ― Ariel

98. "What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand." ― Ariel

99. "You got your own style, now let it shine through and remember no matter what, you've got to be you." ― Sebastian

100. "She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart." ― Hans Christian Andersen

101. "The human world, it's a mess." - Sebastian

102. "Oh, wishes do come true!" - Morgana

103. "Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?" - Ursula

104. "If everybody got somebody by the hand, maybe everyone could learn and understand." - Sebastian

105. "I'm going to change the world, but today, I'll just be a mermaid." - Ariel

106. "You got your style, now let it shine through, and remember no matter what, you got to be you." - 'You Got To Be You'

Unique Mermaid quotes

107. "Dive deep for the treasure that you seek." - Unknown

108. "Aim to be mer-mazing." - Unknown

109. "In an ocean full of fish, be a mermaid." - Unknown*

110. "Newly come from the river, she knew nothing. She was a mermaid who had lost her way." ― Pablo Neruda

111. "Don't be such a guppy." — Ariel

112. "Let the sea set you free." - Unknown

113. "What's that word again?" — Ariel

114. "I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." ― Anais Nin

115. "I want to be where the people are." — Ariel

116. "Dream big, little mermaid!" - Unknown

117. "Be a mermaid and make waves." - Macy

118. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." — Rabindranath Tagore

119. "Your soul is so bohemian, free, and gypsy wild. Come swim with me in the calming sea, let's be mermaids for awhile." — Melody Lee

120. "You are stronger than the tide." - Unknown

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Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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