The Inertia for Good Editor
"The Great Wave of Kanagawa", one of the most recognized works of art sharing Mother Nature's power.

“The Great Wave of Kanagawa”, one of the most recognized works of art sharing Mother Nature’s power.

The Inertia

The ocean is the one true physical connection between each continent, and by extension, each person on Earth. That alone makes it worthy of more than just one dedicated day of celebration every year, and as surfers, we know that. In fact, we do a better job of practicing it than anyone else because this is where we choose to play and live. So let’s take a minute to dig through some amazing thoughts from authors, presidents, musicians, and plenty of other inspiring figures, about just why we love the sea so much.

Now, does some of this feel a bit sappy? Sure. But if we’re being honest, saltwater kind of makes us all soft.

Happy World Oceans Day.

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them. What stranger miracles are there? ~Walt Whitman


The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came… ~John F. Kennedy

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. ~Sarah Kay


And so castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. ~Jimi Hendrix

Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift he has given us to enjoy. ~Bethany Hamilton 

The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey ~Enya 

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~Arthur C. Clarke 

Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. ~Ambrose Bierce 

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 



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