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28 Water Quotes to Help You Feel the River of Joy Moving in You

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28 Water Quotes to Help You Feel the River of Joy Moving in You

Waterfalls start with a small stream. Remember that when you feel like you’re behind or not making a big enough difference. Rivers don’t crash and rush all the way to the sea. Think about that when the world feels like too much. And if you feel like you’re not enough, or too much? Read these water quotes. You’ll feel better.

Water is a teacher, a healer, a mirror.

If you look closely enough, you’ll see yourself in these water quotes. You’ll see the turbulence in the world, the calm in your soul, the river of life moving through you.

Waterfalls start with a stream. Remember that when you feel like you’re behind or not making a big enough difference. Rivers don’t crash and rush all the way to the sea. Think about that when the world feels like too much. And if you feel like you’re not enough, or too much? Read these water quotes. You’ll feel better.

28 Water Quotes to Inspire Your Day

1. “I have seen the sea when it is storm and wild; when it is quiet and serene when it is dark and moody. And in all these moods, I see myself.” – Martin Buxbaum

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

3. “A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

2. “Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.” – Crystal Middlemas

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

6. “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” – Maya Angelou

5. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A. A. Milne

8. “Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

9. “You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by.” – David Wroblewski

8. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley

11. “I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov

13. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

14. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” – Rumi

15. “Wondering if you are Love is like the ocean wondering if it is water.” – Unknown

16. “Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.” – Danielle LaPorte

17. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

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

19. “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. 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.” – Lau Tzu

20. “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” – Christopher Morley

21. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

22. “A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.” – Lucy Larcom

23. “River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same.” – Barten Holyday

24. “The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

25. “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” – Jacques Cousteau

26. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

27. “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

28. “When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.” – Henry Thoreau

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these water quotes speaks to you most?

Tell me in the comments. I read and respond to every single one, and I’d love to know!

Love,

Jen

P.S. Need a nightly reminder of your own worth, wonder and power? Buy my book, Sleep Affirmations: 200 Phrases for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep. You’ll sleep better too (obviously).

Waterfalls start with a stream. Remember that when you feel like you’re behind or not making a big enough difference. Rivers don’t crash and rush all the way to the sea. Think about that when the world feels like too much. And if you feel like you’re not enough, or too much? Read these water quotes. You’ll feel better.

Comments on this post (9)

  • Aug 17, 2020

    I liked no. 6 and no. 13

    — Nancy Young

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Sandra, you’re welcome, and thank you for reading and sharing these favorites – I love these ones, especially Maya Angelou’s. I’m so glad you enjoyed this collection!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    This is the one I like:
    ‘The storm is here and now. The rains come and water floods our lives. Nothing lasts forever and the rainbow always appears’.
    —Michaelson Williams
    Also the Maya Angelou one about a woman ‘prepared to be herself and only herself’. Thank you for sharing them all.
    Sandra

    — Sandra Byrne

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Denise, oh I just love this one (and the Tao Te Ching) so much!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 02, 2020

    “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. 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.” – Lau Tzu

    This one is my favorite and speaks to me the most. Also the purest water is the stream that has made it’s way through solid rock.

    — Denise Parton

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Laura, I think this quote will forever have a special place in my life. Thanks for sharing – so glad you love these quotes as much as I do!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Thank you, all is beautiful and deep like our blue ocean. This is what I feel most at this moment in my life “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” – Rumi 🙏Laura

    — Laura Bottaro

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Thank you, Carolyn! I love that one too. “She is already water.” So good. I’d love it if you had any of my books! Your support means so much to me. xoxo

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Thank you. I think I like this one by Thich Nhat Hanh best. Have a blessed day and i will check out your book of affirmations. Carolyn

    — Carolyn Coarsey

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