51 Soothing Water Quotes to Refresh Your Soul

Are you thirsty, yet?

(I couldn’t even type this title without stopping to get a glass of water.)

Whether you’re drinking it, soaking in it, or letting its waves wash over your feet, water is the driving force of life itself.

And you love it — even if, for now, it’s disguised as your favorite caffeinated drink.

So, why not take a moment to enjoy some soothing water quotes.

Relax, and allow the words to flow through you, refresh you, and remind you of what you can’t live without.

51 Soothing Water Quotes

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee 

“Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.” ― John Thorson

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

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” ― Lao Tzu

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” ― W. H. Aude

“The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.” ― Korean Proverb

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

“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. 

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

“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

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” ― William Wordsworth

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

“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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“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. By thy might, there return into us treasures that we had abandoned. By thy grace, there are released in us all the dried-up runnels of our heart. Of the riches that exist in the world, thou art the rarest and also the most delicate.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.” ― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” ― Lao Tzu

“All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.” ― Simone Schwarz-Bart

“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

“Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master.” — Charles G. D. Roberts

“Water is the soul of the Earth.” ― W.H. Auden

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.” ― Drew Barrymore

“In practice, the ocean is the world’s wildest place because of both its fearsome natural danger and how easy it is out there to slip from the boundaries of law and civilization that seem so firm ashore.” ― Rose George

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” ― H. P. Lovecraft

“Everywhere water is a thing of beauty, gleaming in the dewdrops; singing in the summer rain; shining in the ice-gems till the leaves all seem to turn to living jewels; spreading a golden veil over the setting sun; or a white gauze around the midnight moon.” ― John Ballantine Gough

“Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period. Water comes in many forms – liquid, vapor, ice, snow, fog, rain, hail. But no matter the form, it’s still water.” ― Robert Fulghum

“Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” ― Luna Leopold

“Water is always working, reorganizing the land.” ― Tim Palmer

“The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.” ― Voltaire

“Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

“Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.” ― Michael Faraday

“I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again. Vincit qui patitur.” ― Rick Yancey

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“Sleeping and water are lifesavers – that’s true beauty right there.” ― Sofia Boutella

“The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“I love the water. Everything about it. Smelling the humidity in the air, seeing the mist rise in the morning, feeling the dew-wet grass on my bare feet. I love watching the fish jump and the geese land.” ― Lori Foster

“I believe that water is the closest thing to a god we have here on Earth. We are in awe of its power and majestic beauty. We are drawn to it as if it’s a magical, healing force. We gestate in water, are made of water, and need to drink water to live. We are living in water.” ― Alex Z. Moores

“Water is life, and clean water means health.” ― Audrey Hepburn 

“Water is always a support or a healing thing apart from, you know, love or peace of mind.” ― Nastassja Kinski

“In every drop of water, there is a story of life.” ― Leena Arif

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

“I absolutely fell in love with being on the water and the peace and freedom that you get being on the water in a single boat.” ― Oksana Masters

“It’s a relief to hear the rain. It’s the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood.” ― Alice Oswald

“The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.” ― Octavio Paz

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

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

“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

“Some people love the ocean. Some people fear it. I love it, hate it, fear it, respect it, cherish it, loathe it, and frequently curse it. It brings out the best in me and sometimes the worst.” ― Roz Savage

“Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.” ― Jim Costa

“For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.” ― Marcus Samuelsson

“There’s plenty of water in the universe without life, but nowhere is there life without water.” ― Sylvia A. Earle


There’s nothing like water — whether it’s the clear, drinkable water in your glass or the salty water of the ocean.

Whatever came to mind first, your physical response to it is a reminder of just how vital water is to your existence and your well-being.

Just the sight of it can make you feel more awake and refreshed, even before you touch it or take a drink. Second only to breathable air, water keeps you alive and awake.

And you’re grateful for it. You want it to be available to everyone — to refresh them body and soul.

Allow it to revive and restore you. Water is energy as much as hydration. Share that energy with someone else who needs it today.

And may your resourcefulness and good will influence everything you do.