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122 Movie Quotes about the Ocean & the Sea

Say you’re looking out at the ocean. And say you take a really cool photo of that ocean. Then say you post that cool photo on your social media. What makes a cool caption for that cool photo?

How about something from a movie? Personally, I think that’s a great idea, so I collected a whole bunch of ocean quotes and put them into an easy to copy & paste list. So, let’s check out 122 Movie Quotes about the Ocean & the Sea.

First: the Top 25!

“Fish pee in you… all day!”

— Auli’i Cravalho (as Moana) Moana (2016)

“I am… Aquaman.”

— Jason Momoa (as Arthur Curry/Aquaman) Aquaman (2018)

“Under the Sea!!!”

— Samuel E. Wright (as Sebastian) The Little Mermaid (1989)

“I’m from the ocean.”

— Alexander Gould (as Nemo) Finding Nemo (2003)

“The sea supplies all my wants.”

— James Mason (as Captain Nemo) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

“Well, it’s the ocean, Doug. It’s pretty bloody agile, isn’t it?”

— Petrice Jones (as Scot Cavendish) Locke & Key (2020)

“What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?”

— Jim Sturgess (as Adam Ewing) Cloud Atlas (2012)

“When the waters of the ocean rise to the heavens, they lose their bitterness to become pure again”

— Mohamed Majd (as The Father) The Great Journey (2004)

“They say home is where the heart is, and for most people that consists of four walls and a welcome mat. But for me, it’s the ocean, with the warmth of the sun on my skin.”

— Bethany Hamilton (narrating) Soul Surfer (2011)

“Soon I’ll have that little mermaid. And the ocean will be mine!”

— Pat Carroll (as Ursula) The Little Mermaid (1989)

“I loved her. I loved her like an ocean loves water.”

— Ryan Reynolds (as Wade Wilson/Deadpool) Deadpool 2 (2018)

“Farewell… my brave Hobbits. My work is now finished. Here at last, on the shores of the sea… comes the end of our Fellowship.”

— Ian McKellen (as Gandalf) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

“I am the sea.”

— Bill Nighy (as Davey Jones) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

“Away from all land, the ocean. It covers more than half the surface of our planet. And yet, for the most part, it is beyond our reach.”

— David Attenborough Planet Earth (2006)

“Picture a wave in the ocean. You can see it, measure it – its height, the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through – and it’s there, and you can see it, and you know what it is: it’s a wave. And then it crashes on the shore and it’s gone. But the water is still there. The wave was just a different way for the water to be for a little while.”

— William Jackson Harper (as Chidi Anagonye) The Good Place (2020)

“I am a citizen of the ocean.”

— Patrick Duffy (as Mark Harris) Man from Atlantis (1977)

“You should have left it in the ocean.”

— Chris Evans (as Steve Rogers/Capatain America) The Avengers (2012)

“Tell him I saw the ocean and it was wet.”

— Carrie Coon (as Gloria Burgle) Fargo (2017)

“Go down to the ocean and pull a wave over your head!”

— Jack Benny (as Bert Keeler) Broadway Meolody of 1936 (1935)

“Your ocean is an image of Eternity, I think. Such great spaces make us small.”

— Cate Blanchett (as Queen Elizabeth I) Elizabeth, The Golden Age (2007)

“The wave returns to the ocean. What the ocean does with the water after that is anyone’s guess.”

— Kristen Bell (as Eleanor Shellstrop) The Good Place (2020)

“I love the sea…”

— Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

“I hate the ocean and I hate the beach and I hate the sun and – the grass and the trees – and I hate heat!”

— Harvey Keitel (as Charlie) Mean Streets (1973)

“At night I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent that it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine.”

— Holly Hunter (Ada McGrath ) The Piano (1993)

“A wise man once said, Look at the ocean and realize that no matter how famous you are or how much money you make know that you’ll never be as important as the ocean.”

— Janet Jackson (as Justice) Poetic Justice (1993)

“Everything I love, I’ve got here. The sea, the sun, the hot sand, music, and eating.”

— Brigitte Bardot (as Juliete Hardy) …And God Created Woman (1956)

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And now, 48 More Ocean Quotes from the Movies

I think that there are some great ocean quotes in those Top 25, but why stop there? People have been making movies for over a hundred years now — and a whole lot of those movies involve oceans and beaches (familiar themes for Hollywood) — so that means we have a whole lot more choices for movie quotes about the ocean. Here are 48 more good ones.

“The Heart of Te Fiti!”

— Jemaine Clement (as Tamatoa) Moana (2016)

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“I was just wondering if you had found the ‘Heart of the Ocean’ yet, Mr. Lovett.”

— Gloria Stuart (as Old Rose) Titanic (1997)

“My name is Richard. So what else do you need to know? Stuff about my family, or where I’m from? None of that matters. Not once you cross the ocean and cut yourself loose, looking for something more beautiful, something more exciting and yes, I admit, something more dangerous.”

— Leonardo DiCaprio (as Richarc) The Beach (2000)

“Ocean in my pants! Ocean in my pants!”

— Tony Shalhoub (as Monk) Monk (2008)

“Arthur Curry. Also known as Protector of the Oceans. The Aquaman. I hear you can talk to fish.”

— Ben Affleck (as Batman) Justice League (2017)

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“Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!”

— Pat Carroll (as Ursula) The Little Mermaid (1989)

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“Excuse me. I don’t mean to impose, but I am the Ocean.”

— Glenn Plummer (as Bobby) The Salton Sea (2002)

“The ocean. This is all I need, Luke. Forget the city. The city is wrong. I just want to wrap myself in the ocean.”

— Ben Kingsley (as Dr. Squires) The Wackness (2008)

“The ocean doesn’t help you. You help yourself!”

— Dwayne Johnson (as Maui) Moana (2016)

“The ocean is not just our home, it is who we are.”

— Willem Dafoe (as Nuidis Vulko) Aquaman (2018)

“Call me… Ocean Master.”

— Patrick Wilson (as Orm)Aquaman (2018)

“Climate is controlled by the oceans. Oceans are the big guys; they’re in control.”

— John Veron Racing Extinction (2015)

“Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.”

— Samuel E. Wright (as Sebastian)The Little Mermaid (1989)

“Our strength comes from the Spirit of the Moon. Our life comes from the Spirit of the Ocean. They work together to keep balance.”

— Johanna Braddy (as Princess Yu) Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

“Yeah, Dad, you can get us all the way across the ocean. Right?”

— Hayden Rolence (as Nemo) Finding Dory (2016)

“They call attention, To the beach and the ocean, To the cute hula motion, But I’m her to claim, That I offer fame, to Honolulu lu, Honolulu Lulu, They come from near and far, Honolulu Lulu…”

— Lupe Velez (as Honolulu Lu) Honolulu Lu (1941)

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“Darmok and Jalad on the ocean.”

— Paul Winfield (as Captain Dathon) Star Trek, The Next Generation (1991)

“I didn’t get to the ocean.”

— Mickey Rourke (as The Motorcycle Boy) Rumble Fish (1983)

“Well, why don’t we start leading the shark into shore instead of him leading us out to sea?”

— Roy Scheider (as Sheriff Brody) Jaws (1975)

“We know less about the deep oceans than we do the surface of the moon.”

— Gary Merrill (as Dr. Boren) Around the World Under the Sea (1966)

“I’m a sea captain, taming the ocean!”

— Miles Bakshi (as Tim) Boss Baby (2017)

“Those poor bastards are going to miss all the fun. There’s nothin’ north of us but empty ocean.”

— Erik Estrada (as Pilot Ramos) Midway (1976)

“The ocean, lame-o.”

— John Belushi (as Captain Wild Bill Kelso) 1941 (1979)

“I can smell the ocean!”

— Tom Fahn (as Stu) Ice Age, The Meltdown (2006)

“Ocean is big, dude.”

— T.J. Miller (as Hud) Cloverfield (2008)

“Oceans rise, empires fall”

— Jonathan Groff (as King George) Hamilton (2020)

“Don’t you take that tone of voice with me, young lady. As long as you live under my ocean, you’ll obey my rules!”

— Kenneth Mars (as Triton) The Little Mermaid (1989)

“No one special. Just… king of the ocean.”

— Taylor Lautner (as Sharkboy) The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

“We’ll be living in all the oceans now.”

— Juliette Lewis (as Mallory) Natural Born Killers (1994)

“Did you know you can hear the ocean through these? Well, it works both ways. The ocean can hear you, too.”

— Sara Paxton (as Aquamarin) Aquamarine (2006)

“I could throw his ass in the goddamn ocean.”

— Cliff Curtis (as Travis Manawa) Fear The Walking Dead (2016)

“When you fall into the ocean, you holler for help.”

— Todd Stiles (as ) Route 66 (1960)

“She is only an ocean waif whom I am protecting.”

— Carlyle Blackwell (as Robert Roberts) The Ocean Waif (1916)

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“There must be something between us, even if it’s only an ocean.”

— Cary Grant (as Nickie Ferrante) An Affair to Remember (1957)

“You come from somewhere very deep in the ocean! You are evil!”

— Jason Johnson (as Dr. Tran) Here Comes Dr. Tran (2003)

“I hate this place. I hate the sound of the ocean. I hate you.”

— Marla English (as Andrea Talbott) The She-Creature (1956)

“Anybody who wants to take a bath around here tonight can jump in the Pacific Ocean.”

— James Stewart (as Roger Hobbs) Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

“Victoria, for your hand in marriage, I’d cross oceans or continents.”

— Charlie Cox (as Tristan) Stardust (2007)

“Well, there’s a moon out there and a beach and the ocean; but, you know what’s not out there? Us!”

— Dwayne Hickman (as Ricky) How To Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

“If you hadn’t spotted me, I would be lost on the ocean still.”

— Johnny Depp (as Sweeny todd) Sweeeny Todd (2007)

“All of life is like a rhythm. Birth – death. Day – night. Happiness – sorrow. Meeting – parting. Like the waves on the ocean, now rising – now falling. One compliments the other.”

— Soumitra Chatterjee (as Amal) Cahrulata (1964)

“When I die, I want to be sprinkled in the ocean. I don’t care if a whale eats me. I could live inside a whale like Jonah with an angel guard.”

— Christina Ricci (as Kate Flax) Mermaids (1990)

“I heard there’s an ocean near here and we could sit on the beach and get sunburned.”

— Kenny Baker (as Danny Beecher) The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

“You imagine an ocean… I see it… I see the island… And Han Solo… You feel like he’s the father you never had. He would have disappointed you.”

— Adam Driver (as Kylo Ren) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.”

— Fionn Whitehead (as Tommy) Dunkirk (2017)

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“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow.”

— Mako (as The Wizard) Conan the Barbarian (1982)

“I want to leap off this pier and fly high in the air with hang with the wind and drift through the clouds, and at night, with the Moon full and the sea wild, I meet my lover high on a cliff and we’d swoop down into the ocean and swim all the way touch the bottom up through the dark water and break the surface.”

— Jodie Foster (as Katie Chandler) Stealing Home (1988)

“Do you like piña colonics, and getting caught in the rain? Passing out in the ocean…”

— Dan Castellaneta (as Homer Simpson) The Simpsons (1999)

And here are 50 More Movie Quotes about the Sea

Ah, the sea. While I don’t know exactly how many movies take place on the sea, I do know that it is a lot. So that’s a lot of potential movie quotes about the sea (or sea quotes from the movies, whichever way you want to look at it). So here are some more movie quotes that would make awesome social captions for that cool photo of the sea.

“Why, there’s absolutely nothing like galloping bare bottomed into the sea!”

— Arthur Kennedy (as Bart Hunter) A Summer Place (1959)

“Your father told you that there were two worlds. He was wrong. The land and the sea are one.”

— Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna) Aquaman (2018)

“It’s beautiful beneath the sea, but if you stay too long, you drown.”

— Max von Sydow (as Three-Eyed Raven) Game of Thrones (2016)

“When did Vikings ever fear to sail an unknown sea? I thought my crew were men! Have you all become children and cowards?”

— Donald Crisp (as Leif Ericsson) The Viking (1928)

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“Do you who Maui is? The greatest demigod that ever lived, who stopped the sun, who pulled up islands out of the sea, and battled monsters. Do you know why I know all this? That’s because I am Maui!”

— Dwayne Johnson (as Maui) Moana (2016)

“They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all.”

— William Shatner (as Captain Kirk) Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (1986)

“We’ll be drinking margaritas by the sea, mamacita.”

— Susan Sarandon (as Louise) Thelma and Louise (1991)

“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and I, you and I oh how happy we’ll be.”

— Clarence Nash (as Donald Duck) Beach Picnic (1939)

“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.”

— Tom Cruise (as Algren) The Last Samurai (2003)

“I have a thing with the sea. I think too much, so sometimes I need to disconnect. And the sea was the place I could go to.”

— Kelner Macêdo (as Elias) Body Electric (2017)

“There is a stranger who comes to this village from the sea. He comes in the winter when people are hungry. Brings fish. He comes on the king tide. That was last night.”

— Ben Affleck (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) Justice League (2017)

“Sea Fever… It Happens”

— Jack Hickey (as Johnny) Sea Fever (2019)

“Mayday, mayday, Mav’s in trouble. He’s in a flat spin, he’s heading out to sea.”

— Val Kilmer (as Iceman) Top Gun (1986)

“We are heading out to sea and however it will be, it ain’t gonna be the same. cause no matter what we see, when we’re out there on the sea, we ain’t gonna see a dame.”

— Channing Tatum (as Burt Gurney) Hail Caesar! (2016)

“We’re at sea, and I’m a GOD at sea!”

— Edward Herrmann (as Grant Slayton) Overboard (1987)

“Brandy, you’re a fine girl / What a good wife you would be / But my life, my love, my lady is the sea. The sea calls the sailor back. He loves the girl, but that’s not his place.”

— Kurt Russell (as Ego) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

“Slowly, slowly, he sank into the sea! To the very bottom, he sank into the sea!”

— Henry Calvin (as Gonzorgo) Babes in Toyland (1961)

“When’s it my turn? Wouldn’t I love, love to explore that shore up above? Out of the sea, wish I could be part of that world!”

— Jodi Benson (as Ariel) The Little Mermaid (1989)

“I don’t know anything about the sea, except that it is romantic.”

— Gene Tierney (as Lucy Muir) The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947)

“Father, will the sea rise and cover the island?”

— Mary Astor (as Madame Germaine De Laage) The Hurricane (1937)

“Yes! We’ll get to see the sea!”

— Nicole Stéphane (as Elisabeth) Les Enfants Terribles (1950)

“Have you ever had any sea duty, doctor?”

— José Ferrer (as Barney Greenwald) The Caine Mutiny (1954)

“Pay to see the sea?”

— Johnny Depp (as Paul Kemp) The Rum Diary (2011)

“I y’am what I y’am. Wherever I go. I came from the sea.”

— Robin Williams (as Popeye) Popeye (1980)

“Oh, we won’t be watching the sea, silly.”

— Liane d’Exelmans (as Madeleine Rousset) Gigi (1949)

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“If I have to cross the poisoned sea, I’ll find him. I swear it! By the sacred blood of Odin.”

— Kirk Douglas (as Einar) The Vikings (1958)

“The sea is my mother! She would never take me back to her murky womb!”

— Ray Winstone (as Beowulf) Beowulf (2007)

“The sea is a good school also, is it not?”

— Philip Merivale (as Old Ramon Estado) Adventure (1945)

“There’s nothing like the sea to lift your spirits and put a song in your heart.”

— Rip Torn (as Scully) Summer Rental (1985)

“It is I Poseidon, god of the wine dark sea.”

— Miles Anderson (asPoseidon ) The Odyssey (1997)

“I’ve taken hundreds of people out to sea. I come back with them almost every single time.”

— Luis Guzmán (as Gabato) Journey2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

“At the foot of the garden waited the restless sea.”

The Toll of the Sea (1922)

“How many lands behind me? How many seas?”

— Colin Farrell (as Captain John Smith) The New World (2005)

“Oh Captain, why don’t we go to sea again?”

— Bill Thompson (as Mr. Smee) Peter Pan (1953)

“We joined the Navy to see the world, And what did we see? We saw the sea”

— ACTOR (as ) Follow the Fleet (1936)

“Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch. Let’s stretch her legs.”

— Bernard Hill (as Captain Smith) Titanic (1997)

“I knew this girl who like had this crazy freak out because she took too many behavioral meds at once and she like ripped off her clothes, and dove into the fountain at Ridgedale Mall and was like, “Blah I am a Kracken from the sea!””

— Ellen Page (as ) Juno (2007)

“If he doesn’t go to the sea, there’s no way that shark will kill him. He’ll stay alive.”

— Cassandra Scerbo (as Nova) The Last Sharknado (2018)

“The sea wants to be alone with her.”

— Seymour Cassel (as Tomaso) Sea of Dreams (2006)

“Less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea. But, it seems, that some of the drops – Sparkle”

— Richard Harris (as King Arthur) Camelot (1967)

“It’s where the wall meets the sea… there’s a castle there.”

— Rory McCann (as The Hound) Game of Thrones (2017)

“The sea is a wide place, and it has no tongue.”

— Konstantin Shayne (as Gustav Reichman) Christmas Eve (1947)

“I can’t look at the sea for long or I lose interest in what’s happening on land.”

— Monica Vitti (as Giuliana) Red Desert (1964)

“The sea keeps things in perspective, which is eay to lose.”

— Judith Godrèche (as Lela Forin) Quicksand (2003)

“The sea has the power to beguile”

— Takashi Naitô (as ) Maborosi (1995)

“Like a river flows, Surely to the sea, Darling, so it goes, Some things are meant to be”

— Elvis Presley (as Chad Gates) Blue Hawaii (1961)

“When a man loses everything else, he still has the sea.”

— Charles Boyer (as Dominique You) The Buccaneer (1958)

“Mists gather here… and sea fog… and eerie stories

— Ray Milland (as Roderick Fitzgerald) The Uninvited (1944)

“I could go down to the cliff and look at the sea like a good tourist. But, it’s no good if there isn’t somebody you can turn to and say, “Nice view there.””

— Robert Mitchum (as Jeff) Out of the Past (1947)

“You know it’s like, I dunno you… you float out… float out at sea then one day you find a port, say, ‘I’m gonna stay here a few days’. A few days becomes a few years. Then you forgot where you were going in the first place.”

— Dave Chappelle (as George ‘Noodles’ Stone) A Star is Born (2018)

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