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Vast Ocean Quotes


"We have ploughed the vast ocean in a fragile bark." - Ovid

"Consciousness is a vast ocean and thinking is the waves & ripples on the surface of the ocean." - Eckhart Tolle

"It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people." - Anton Balasingham

"Government is like a vast ocean and politics is the six-inch layer on top." - Jennifer Pahlka

"We live as ripples of energy in the vast ocean of energy." - Deepak Chopra

"Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale." - Alexander Pope

"One drop of eternity is of greater weight than a vast ocean of finite things." - Karl Barth

"A spiritual person is vast, like an ocean - but very mighty, very powerful." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean." - Ram Dass

"And thou, vast ocean! on whose awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace." - Robert Montgomery

"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale." - Alexander Pope

"And Thou, vast Ocean! on whole awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin trace." - Robert Montgomery

"We're all water from different rivers, That's why it's so easy to meet, We're all water in this vast, vast ocean, Someday we'll evaporate together." - Yoko Ono

"Honor the ocean of love." - George de Benneville

"An ocean refuses no river." - Sheila Chandra

"I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me." - Deepak Chopra

"You are the vanguard of knowledge and consciousness; a new wave in a vast ocean of possibilities." - Jim Carrey

"If God is vast and boundless as the ocean, how can a tiny drop like man imagine what He is?" - Mahatma Gandhi

"When I meditate, I feel I am vast, very vast." - Sri Chinmoy

"Worldly love can be like an ocean, yet an ocean has a bottom. Divine love is like the sky - limitless, infinite. From the bottom of the ocean soar into the vast sky" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Imagine a vast ocean. Feel that you are part of that ocean. Imagine that each wave in the ocean is slowly moving through you. Feel that each wave is a wave of joy." - Frederick Lenz

"Imagine a vast ocean. Feel that you are part of that ocean. Imagine that each wave in the ocean is slowly moving through you. Feel that each wave is a wave of joy." - Frederick Lenz

"I miss the ocean; I miss Fenway." - John King

"The frozen ocean... of Boston life." - Julia Ward Howe

"The vast Pacific ocean would always remain the islanders' great solace, escape and nourishment, the amniotic fluid that would keep them hedonistic and aloof, guarded, gentle and mysterious." - Francine du Plessix Gray

"Lo, how to conquer evil thoughts?Easy! One thing, just try -Imagine you are the ocean vast,You are the boundless sky." - Sri Chinmoy

"The glorious Author of the universe, Who reins the winds, gives the vast ocean bounds, And circumscribes the floating worlds their rounds!" - John Gay

"All knowledge and understanding of the Universe was no more than playing with stones and shells on the seashore of the vast imponderable ocean of truth." - Isaac Newton

"All work of man is as the swimmer's: a vast ocean threatens to devour him; if he front it not bravely, it will keep its word." - Thomas Carlyle

"A mother's love is like an island, In life's ocean vast and wide, A peaceful, quiet shelter, From the restless, rising tide." - Helen Steiner Rice

"How vast a memory has Love!" - Alexander Pope

"Universe, vast universe, my heart is vaster." - Carlos Drummond de Andrade

"This all-pervading divine power of love is the ocean of knowledge, is the ocean of bliss and compassion, but above all it is the ocean of forgiveness." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities." - Dalai Lama

"The ocean is an object of no small terror." - Edmund Burke

"Ocean waters..oceans deep..Serious poets never sleep." - Sally-Ann Roberts

"We are ripples of consciousness of the vast ocean of consciousness. If we get agitated and become part of the reactionary and vitriolic behavior sometimes around us, we will only add to the disturbance." - Deepak Chopra

"We are like a drop of water in a vast, divine ocean, distinct yet immersed in something much larger than ourselves. It's only when we experience our connection to infinity that we're able to dream powerfully." - Alberto Villoldo

"I realized that if I wanted to truly talk about vastness and the sublime and scale and the West - recurrent themes in my overall work - I needed to engage with the vast ocean that is Los Angeles." - Michael Light

"The world is not a solid continent of facts sprinkled by a few lakes of uncertainties, but a vast ocean of uncertainties speckled by a few islands of calibrated and stabilized forms" - Bruno Latour

"We are like a drop of water in a vast, divine ocean, distinct yet immersed in something much larger than ourselves. It's only when we experience our connection to infinity that we"re able to dream powerfully." - Alberto Villoldo

"And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace, By breezes lull'd, or by the storm-blasts driv'n, Thy majesty uplifts the mind to heaven." - Robert Montgomery

"And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace, By breezes lull"d, or by the storm-blasts driv"n, Thy majesty uplifts the mind to heaven." - Robert Montgomery

"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale; Nor God alone in the still calm we find, He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind." - Alexander Pope

"Being brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious Ocean, and delivered them from many perils and miseries." - William Bradford

"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

"Age should fly concourse, cover in retreat defects of judgment, and the will subdue; walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore of that vast ocean it must sail so soon." - Edward Young

"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

"Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean..." - Epeli Hau'ofa

"Looking out at the ocean, it's easy to feel small - and to imagine all your troubles, suddenly insignificant, slipping away. Earth's seven oceans seem vast and impenetrable, but a closer look tells another story." - Ted Danson

"And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity." - Andrew Marvell

"Schools vast factories for the manufacture of robots." - Robert M. Lindner

"The vast majority of the CGI budget is labor." - Peter Jackson

"I don't have a vast longing for the stage." - Anthony Hopkins

"There is a terribly terrestrial mindset about what we need to do to take care of the planet-as if the ocean somehow doesn't matter or is so big, so vast that it can take care of itself, or that there is nothing that we could possibly do that we could harm the ocean...We are learning otherwise." - Sylvia Earle

"There is a terribly terrestrial mindset about what we need to do to take care of the planet - as if the ocean somehow doesn't matter or is so big, so vast that it can take care of itself, or that there is nothing that we could possibly do that we could harm the ocean." - Sylvia Earle

"I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me." - Isaac Newton

"A spark is a molecule of matter, yet may it kindle the world; vast is the mighty ocean, but drops have made it vast. Despise not thou small things, either for evil or for good; for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean." - Eckhart Tolle

"The abundance of God is like a mighty ocean, so vast you cannot possibly exhaust it or cause a shortage for others. You can go to this inexhaustible ocean with only a small cup and bring away only that small cup of bounty and blessing. Or, if you have faith enough, you can take a bucket and bring away a bucketful. It makes no difference to the ocean. Nor does it matter how often you go. Abundance is always there." - Henry Thomas Hamblin

"With the realization of God comes all power. If the little wave knew that behind it is the great ocean, it could say, "I am the ocean." You should realize that just behind your consciousness is the Ocean of God." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"What we do is less than a drop in the ocean. But if it were missing, the ocean would lack something." - Mother Teresa

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa

"Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never seen it." - Jimmy Buffett

"If you could stop reflecting, immediately you establish yourself in the ocean of peace." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean." - William Stafford

"No love is Like an ocean with the dizzy procession of the waves' boundaries ..." - Jack Spicer

"It's a little-appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light." - Edith Widder

"In the ocean, [bioluminescence] is the rule rather than the exception." - Edith Widder

"The ocean ... like the air, is the common birth-right of mankind." - Thomas Jefferson

"Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook." - William Arthur Ward

"The Lord has an ocean to give. Don't come with teaspoons." - Kalki Bhagavan

"And resting in the ocean, dipped into the sea, I find glimmers of One Taste everywhere." - Ken Wilber

"What do you call 500 lawyers lying on the bottom of the Ocean? A good start.." - Danny Devito

"One drop of that ocean is Hope, and the rest is fear." - Rumi

"Ancient Hawaiians say: When you're itching for the waves, the only lotion is the ocean." - Josip Broz Tito

"Consumerism is hard to describe when it's the ocean and we're the plankton." - Geoffrey Miller

"Salt water is cleansing, be it sweat, the ocean, or tears." - Jennifer Nettles

"Sponges grow in the ocean. This bothers me. How deep would it be if they didn't?" - Steven Wright

"Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure." - Ross Macdonald

"I love the ocean, but I'm just not one to lie on the beach." - Naomi Judd

"Cut down on your use of plastic shopping bags because many end up in the ocean." - Angela Kinsey

"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean." - Lee Ann Womack

"Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The fundamental message of the Wu Tang music is as vast as the ocean in all reality, but it's still a straight path. You can take one lyric and by researching what that lyric is giving out to you, it should give you more than a day's worth of school, maybe three days' worth of school." - RZA

"If you put a spoonful of salt in a cup of water it tastes very salty. If you put a spoonful of salt in a lake of fresh water the taste is still pure and clear. Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky, vast as the ocean." - Jack Kornfield

"No man can control Wall Street. Wall Street is like the ocean. No man can govern it. It is too vast. Wall Street is full of eddies and currents. The thing to do is to watch them, to exercise a little common sense, and ... to come out on top." - Jay Gould

"Rivers are the primal highways of life. From the crack of time, they had borne men's dreams, and in their lovely rush to elsewhere, fed our wanderlust, mimicked our arteries, and charmed our imaginations in a way the static pond or vast and savage ocean never could." - Tom Robbins

"It is our duty to look to God's commands, and not to His decrees; to our own duty, and not to His purposes. The decrees of God are a vast ocean, into which many possibly have curiously pried to their own horror and despair; but few or none have ever pried into them to their own profit and satisfaction." - Thomas Boston

"Deep in the soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a silence vast and grand - an infinite ocean of calm, which nothing can disturb; Nature's own exceeding peace, which "passes understanding". That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves." - Richard Maurice Bucke

"the wealthy white western minority of the world could not hope to prosper if most of the rest of mankind were foundering in hopeless poverty. Islands of plenty in a vast ocean of misery never have been a good recipe for commercial success." - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

"I also find the desert a wonderful metaphor for desolation and yet the exact counterpart of the ocean with its hidden depths. Both are vast, harsh, implacable, homogenous to the untrained eye, and beautiful. Bothallow the wind to roam on the surface. And both serve as wonderful vehicles for human survival stories." - Vera Nazarian

"We humans have this idea that the ocean is so big, so vast, so resilient that it doesn't matter what we do to it. That may have been true 1,000 years ago. But in the last 100, especially the last 50 years, we have destroyed the assets that make our lives possible." - Sylvia Earle

"The great river follows its own course before joining the vast sea. Likewise, the soul follows equally varied routes and passes through different stages, receiving here and there tributaries of knowledge, strengthening its personality and perfecting its qualities before reaching the Ocean of Eternal Wisdom." - Andre Luiz Moreira

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering." - Saint Augustine

"The Portuguese are the unknown people. We are lost in this vast country. Nobody knows we are here. To be Portuguese in America is to be a stone dropped in the middle of the ocean. It sinks beneath the waves and vanishes without a trace." - Charles Reis Felix

"I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, gives you a new perspective on life and what is important. You can see how small we are as compared to the universe and how fragile our lives are." - Anousheh Ansari

"I knew, even as we touched that I had never wanted anything more in all my life. All my crabbed cravings were as a cupful of pond water beside the vast ocean of longing I felt surging through me. My head swam; my eyes blurred. I burned from the inside out as if my blood and bones were consumed with liquid fire." - Stephen R. Lawhead

"If India is to survive, she must be made young again. Rushing and billowing streams of energy must be poured into her; her soul must become, as it was in the old times, like the surges, vast, puissant, calm or turbulent at will, an ocean of action or of force." - Sri Aurobindo

"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering." - Saint Augustine

"I can't even dial one phone number right away. But you strained your own body to go and see them. I was surprised. The frightened little me had always wondered how to swim through the vast ocean, but you didn't even want a ship. You wanted wings. I thought you were amazing." - Arina Tanemura

"Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment." - Morihei Ueshiba

"Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality." - Baz Luhrmann

"The vast Pacific Ocean has ample space for China and the United States. We welcome a constructive role by the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region. We also hope that the United States will fully respect and accommodate the major interests and legitimate concerns of Asia-Pacific countries." - Xi Jinping

"What is it but a map of busy life, Its fluctuations, and its vast concerns?" - William Cowper

"The passive master lent his hand, To the vast Soul which o'er him planned." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city's disinherited." - Jane Addams

"I like going there for golf. America is one vast golf course today." - King Edward VIII

"The Masters is more like a vast Edwardian garden party than a golf tournament." - Alistair Cooke

"Heaven's net is very vast. It is sparsely meshed, yet nothing slips through." - Laozi

"Our ignorance is not so vast as our failure to use what we know." - M. King Hubbert

"Enough is so vast a sweetness I suppose it never occurs." - Emily Dickinson

"At great expense, we have built a vast system of inter-connecting stupidities." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"The vast ineptitude of his pretense would be a convincing proof that this was no fraud." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I like going there for golf. America's one vast golf course these days." - Edward Viii

"Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild." - Denis Diderot

"But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership." - Martin Mcguinness

"The entertainment industry is vast and is a reflection of the society we live in." - Karrine Steffans

"The vast sage desert undulates with almost imperceptible tides like the oceans." - Frank Waters

"The vast majority of law enforcement officers conduct themselves in really honorable, appropriate ways." - Eric Holder

"The facts are really not at all like fish on the fishmonger's slab. They are like fish swimming about in a vast and sometimes inaccessible ocean; and what the historian catches will depend, partly on chance, but mainly on what part of the ocean he chooses to fish in and what tackle he chooses to use - these two factors being, of course, determined by the kind of fish he wants to catch. By and large, the historian will get the kind of facts he wants. History means interpretation." - Edward Hallett Carr

"One is left with the thought that given the way we now abuse the ocean and abuse the climate that we are heading towards our own iceberg, which is looming on the horizon. It's not visible yet but it certainly exists there and it won't be my generation that has to deal with the fact that the world is not bountiful forever, that the ocean and the atmosphere are not free goods to be abused, that will have to feed these vast populations. That will be your generation." - Paul Keating

"The ocean doesn't want me today, But I'll come back tomorrow to play. The riptide is waging And the life guard's away But the ocean doesn't want me today" - Tom Waits

"As rivers, the nearer they come to the ocean whither they tend, the more they increase their waters, and speed their streams; so will grace flow more fully and freely in its near approaches to the ocean of glory." - John Owen

"A Drop of the Ocean is still the Ocean." - John Friend

"We don't go to the ocean for anything as simple as happiness, do we? We go there to feel alive. Like life, the ocean holds chance and change, grief and terror and beauty. It promises mortality, not peace." - Eileen Wilks

"EBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I'm a crocodile in the Yangtze River. If we fight in the ocean, we lose, but if we fight in the river, we win," - Jack Ma

"Ocean, Ocean I'll beat you in the end." - Ken Kesey

"It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away." - Klaus Kinski

"Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"What you have to get is a ocean of love within your heart and to seek that in others also." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being." - Vera Nazarian

"Loving another person is not separate from loving God. One is a single wave, the other is the ocean." - Deepak Chopra

"There is a gulf as wide as an ocean between should and want, and I am drowning in it." - Jodi Picoult

"Meditate. A few minutes of deep meditation will connect you with the ocean of intuition deep within you." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"O unfathomable depth! O Deity eternal! O deep ocean! What more could You give me than to give me Yourself?" - St. Catherine of Siena

"If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one" - Tea Leoni

"Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean." - Horace

"Books are islands in the ocean of time. They are also oases in the deserts of time." - Lawrence Clark Powell

"Ocean is a mighty harmonist." - William Wordsworth

"On one side lay the Ocean, and on one Lay a great water, and the moon was full." - Alfred Tennyson

"I'm an ocean, because I'm really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures." - Christina Aguilera

"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky." - Sonia Gandhi

"I love the ocean; growing up around Laguna Beach, I spent my summers surfing, diving, and snorkeling." - Greg Macgillivray

"The ocean is our planet's life support system, yet in my travels and at home, I've seen its degradation firsthand." - Greg Macgillivray

"I really feel that my body craves to be in the mountains or by the ocean or in the countryside." - Miranda Kerr

"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm." - Charles Kettering

"Set your sails now but the ocean is very rough and treacherous... if you keep going you will get there." - Jesse Taylor

"What do you have to surrender? A drop has to dissolve into the ocean to become the ocean. And a drop cannot be greater than the ocean, can it? So what is the surrendering? It is the surrendering of our conditioning, of our ego and the artificial barriers we have built around us." - Nirmala Srivastava



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