Updated: May 6
Ocean deeps, siren’s song. Scales, and secrets, mermaid tears, and the strength of the salty sea.
There is something o so enchanting about a mermaid. A mermaid is a woman who hold's her fate in her own hands. Who swims towards her own dreams. A women with the strength of the ocean.
Here is a collection of my favorite mermaid and ocean quotes.
“All she wanted
was to find a place to stretch her bones
A place to lengthen her smiles
and spread her hair
A place where her legs could walk
without cutting and bruising
A place unchained.
She was born out of ocean breath.
I reminded her;
“Stop pouring so much of yourself
into hearts that have no room for themselves.
Do not thin yourself
You do not bring the ocean to a river.”
~Tapiwa Mugabe, You are Oceanic
I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. ~Anais Nin
“If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.” ~C. JoyBell C.
“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid
“And the sea as deep as her eyes, And the moon never forgets the tide, To the waves longing to belong... And the ocean never forgets it's song... And the ocean never forgets it's song...”
“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us... and we drown.”
~T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
“My ocean is bluer than the heart you had to break;
My sea is deeper than your lake” ~Emilie Autumn, The Lake
“If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the
source of my longing and – pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know.”
~Hans Christian Andersen
“If you’ll be my boat
I’ll be your sea
A depth of pure blue just to probe curiosity
Ebbing and flowing
And pushed by a breeze
I live to make you free” ~Gregory and the Hawk, Boats and Birds
“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” ~ Cornelia Funke