Water Quotes to Refresh Your Life

Let nature’s wisdom guide you and lift your spirit with these inspiring water quotes. We all know that water is essential to life. From simple observations to profound musings, best water quotes will leave you in awe of its beauty and power.

Best Water Quotes

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

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli

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

Don’t be ashamed to weep; tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us. Brian Jacques

The thirsty look for water, but water also looks for thirsty. Rumi

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

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

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Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. 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. 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.

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

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. 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

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

She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air. Holly Black

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

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

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The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. Lucretius

Fire and water looked so lovely together. It was a pity they destroyed each other by nature. R.F. Kuang

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

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. Nicholas Sparks

Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains. Henry Ward Beecher

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. J.R.R. Tolkien

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. George Foreman

Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough. Victoria Erickson

Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. Wallace Stevens

On singing in the swimming pool If I can move the water, I can move the people. Michael Bolton

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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

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

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 Jr.

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

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

An over indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. Criss Jami

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

People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don’t understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they’re so proud of their inventions. What’s worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don’t know it, but they’re losing nature. They don’t see that they’re going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water. Akira Kurosawa

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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

The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched. Ann Brashares

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

Between us, we have the fire and the water. I’m quite sure that together, we can take on the wind. R.F. Kuang

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. Norman Maclean

Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don’t undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew. Kamand Kojouri

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

High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water. Mark Twain

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

Life in us is like the water in a river. Henry David Thoreau

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity. Alysha Speer

For whatever we lose like a you or a me, It’s always our self we find in the sea. E.E, Cummings

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both. Jessi Kirby

We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations. David R. Brower

The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. Joseph Conrad

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eiseley

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants. Jonathan Haidt

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Rumi

Ah, well, then you’ve never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in, 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

Looking for yourself is like a thirsty fish looking for water. Deepak Chopra

Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. Sun Tzu

The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water. Langston Hughes

When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light. Anne Spollen

Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag. Chet Raymo

You can’t trust water Even a straight stick turns crooked in it. W.C. Fields

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint Exupery

A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life. Linda Gerber

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. Edwin Louis Cole

This was not a world of men. It was a world of gods, a time of great powers. It was the era of divinity walking in man, of wind and water and fire. And in warfare, she who held the power asymmetry was the inevitable victor. R.F. Kuang

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

Dip him in the river who loves water. William Blake

Water uses itself to go beyond whatever it needs to go beyond. Frederick Lenz

I remember everything about it with an effort. I see it all, as divers see what is going on above them, through a medium, dense, rippling, but transparent. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it. Mikhail Gorbachev

When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time. Kurt Vonnegut

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Toni Morrison

Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself! Mehmet Murat ildan

Rivers know this there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A.A. Milne

Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls. Munia Khan

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Miguel de Cervantes

Water belongs to us all. Nature did not make the sun one person’s property, nor air, nor water, cool and clear. Michael Simpson

The water tells none of its secrets. Nikos Engonopoulos

Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city’s monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea. Nathan Reese Maher

Water is soft and humble, but it is the most powerful and is the most endurable. Debasish Mridha

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him participate in synchronized diving. Cuthbert Soup

My soul is a black maelstrom, a great madness spinning about a vacuum, the swirling of a vast ocean around a hole in the void, and in the waters, more like whirlwinds than waters, float images of all I ever saw or heard in the world: houses, faces, books, boxes, snatches of music and fragments of voices, all caught up in a sinister, bottomless whirlpool. Fernando Pessoa

Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Margaret Atwood

For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it. Jennifer Estep

The water you kids were playing in, he said, had probably been to Africa and the North Pole. Genghis Khan or Saint Peter or even Jesus may have drunk it. Cleopatra might have bathed in it. Crazy Horse might have watered his pony with it. Sometimes water was liquid. Sometimes it was rock hard ice. Sometimes it was soft snow. Sometimes it was visible but weightless clouds. And sometimes it was completely invisible vapor floating up into the the sky like the soals of dead people. There was nothing like water in the world, Jim said. It made the desert bloom but also turned rich bottomland into swamp. Without it we’d die, but it could also kill us, and that was why we loved it, even craved it, but also feared it. Never take water forgranted, Jim said. Always cherish it. Always beware of it. Jeannette Walls

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

Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give. Jane Austen

Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well being. Stephen Johnson

I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension; for rivers, beautiful, yet fugitive and elusive; but especially for marshes, teeming with all that mysterious life of the creatures that haunt them. A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own permanent denizens, its passing visitors, its voices, its sounds, its own strange mystery. Guy de Maupassant

Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world. Charles Mackay

There is no water in oxygen, no water in hydrogen: it comes bubbling fresh from the imagination of the living God, rushing from under the great white throne of the glacier. The very thought of it makes one gasp with an elemental joy no metaphysician can analyse. The water itself, that dances, and sings, and slakes the wonderful thirst symbol and picture of that draught for which the woman of Samaria made her prayer to Jesus this lovely thing itself, whose very wetness is a delight to every inch of the human body in its embrace this live thing which, if I might, I would have running through my room, yea, babbling along my table this water is its own self its own truth, and is therein a truth of God. George Macdonald

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. Mike May

Do not seek water, get thirst. Rumi

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

Her heart felt too full, a dry creek bed ill prepared for such rain. Leigh Bardugo

And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear. Lord Byron

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Margaret Atwood

Water. Like a blanket. Dark. Intoxicating. Cold. Shannon Celebi

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

Life is a dance between heaven and earth, the ebb and flow of life. Maurice Spees

In time and with water, everything changes. Leonardo da Vinci

I am a pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home. James Kidd

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself. Laura Gilpin

You will love the ocean. It makes you feel so. I don’t know. Small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger. Lauren Myracle

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

People left a lot of things behind when they went in the water. Their clothes, their stuff, their makeup, their fixed up hair, their voices, their hearing, their sight at least as the normally experienced them. Ann Brashares

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. John O’Donohue

I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. I will take my frozen body, and give it to the young goats that they might graze it. Nichita Stănescu

Plant your tiny seeds and keep watering them every day. Soon, they’ll grow. Israelmore Ayivor

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

Coffee a barbaric drink. That poor, tortured bean. All that fermenting and husking and roasting and grinding. And what is tea? Tea is dried leaves rehydrated. Just add water, Mrs. Strickland. All living things need water. Guillermo del Toro

Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci

There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this place beautiful, especially in the reflection of the water. It makes everything askew, disoriented. There’s more truth in a ripple of water than in a clear day. Ellie Lieberman

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

We designate the spirit of the well as she because in most of her personifications she takes a female form, though not invariably. She appears in many guises ghost, witch, saint, mermaid, fairy, and sometimes in animal form, often as a sacred fish and her presence permeates well lore, and indeed water lore generally. Colin Bord

Passions are likened best to floods and streams The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb. Walter Raleigh

Father says hot water can be as stimulating as an alcoholic drink and though I never come by one. I can well believe it. Dodie Smith

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

You must know, my own love, that in each element there exists a race of beings, whose form scarcely differs from yours, but who very seldom appear to mortal sight you now see before you, my love, an undine. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué

Imagine trying to live in a world dominated by dihydrogen oxide, a compound that has no taste or smell and is so variable in its properties that it is generally benign but at other times swiftly lethal. Depending on its state, it can scald you or freeze you. In the presence of certain organic molecules it can form carbonic acids so nasty that they can strip the leaves from trees and eat the faces off statuary. In bulk, when agitated, it can strike with a fury that no human edifice could withstand. Even for those who have learned to live with it, it is an often murderous substance. We call it water. Bill Bryson

Nothing cools so fast as undue enthusiasm. Water that has boiled freezes sooner than any other. George Iles

I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. Mark Nepo

One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. Laozi

If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? Jennifer McMahon

Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return. Kamand Kojouri

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. Raymond Carver

To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things. John Haines

If we come from the water, I conclude that we come from different kinds of it. I will meet a person and in his eyes see an ocean, deep and never ending; then I will meet another person and feel as though I have stepped into a shallow puddle on the street, there is nothing in it. Or maybe some of us come from the water, and some of us come from somewhere else; then it’s all a matter of finding those who are the same as us. C. JoyBell C.

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

My mother always wanted to live near the water, she said. She said it’s the one thing that brings us all together. That I can have my toe in the ocean off the coast of Maine, and a girl my age can have her toe in the ocean off the coast of Africa, and we would be touching. On opposite sides of the world. Megan Miranda

Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go. Blaise Pascal

She found out that having something to do prevented you from feeling seasick, and that even a job like scrubbing a deck could be satisfying, if it was done in a seamanlike way. She was very taken with this notion, and later on she folded the blankets on her bunk in a seamanlike way, and put her possessions in the closet in a seamanlike way, and used stow instead of tidy for the process of doing so. After two days at sea, Lyra decided that this was the life for her. Philip Pullman

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

Although the surface of our planet is two thirds water, we call it the Earth. We say we are earthlings, not waterlings. Our blood is closer to seawater than our bones to soil, but that’s no matter. The sea is the cradle we all rocked out of, but it’s to dust that we go. From the time that water invented us, we began to seek out dirt. The further we separate ourselves from the dirt, the further we separate ourselves from ourselves. Alienation is a disease of the unsoiled. Tom Robbins

Eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, and nationality. We are all equals with a common pulse to survive. Every human requires food and water. Every human has a dream and desire to be happy. Every human responds to love, suffering and pain. Every human bleeds the same color and occupies the same world. Let us recognize that we are all part of each other. We are all human. We are all one. Suzy Kassem

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Heraclitus