13 Majestic Quotes About the Ocean for the Insta Photos You Simply Can't Put Into Words

Earth'oceans are full of such depth that they can often leave us at a loss for words. It's difficult to adequately describe the awe they instill in us.

It's okay to be left speechless. Coming up with the perfect Instagram caption is challenging enough when the photo is something mundane, but when it comes to captioning our shots of the ocean, we'll leave that to the pros. You can do the same by using one of these incredible quotes on your next ocean pic.

For the throwback photo of a little you gazing out over the ocean:

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever."

-Jacques Cousteau


For the pic of you on a boat out on the open ocean:

"We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."

-Sandy Gingras


For the action shot of you catching the perfect wave:

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

-Jon Kabat-Zinn


For the video capturing the melodic music of the sea:

"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."

-William Wordsworth


For when the open endlessness of the sea is making you think deep thoughts:

"Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth."

-Heinrich Zimmer


For when it's been way too long since you've had the chance to dip your toes in the salty ocean water:

"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


For the pic of you cheerfully splashing around in the surf:

"The ocean has always been a salve to my soul."

-Jimmy Buffett

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For when the darkness of the ocean at night makes you think about your unrequited crush:

"Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark."

-Bob Dylan


For the gorgeous seaside photo that sparks your creativity:

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."

-Robert Wyland


For the unforgettable sunset shot of the ocean bathed in fiery colors:

"The sea appears all golden beneath the sun-lit sky."

-Heinrich Heine

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For when the enormity of the ocean makes you feel like you're truly part of something bigger:

"Every drop in the ocean counts."

-Yoko Ono


For when the turbulent waves reflect your current mood:

"The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates and weeps."

-Christopher Paolini


For the romantic image of you and your S.O. standing, side by side, on the shore:

"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


If you're looking for something more fun and less deep, click HERE for the perfect captions for every summer beach day.