A Wave About Inspirational Quotes - Surfing through Life
We encounter waves in every minute of every day. There are light waves which make things visible and sound waves so we can hear. Even solid physical matter is a wave that is vibrating at a certain frequency. If we observe the behavior of waves, we can see how energy changes from one state to another and back again.
I love to watch the ocean waves. I'm born under the sign of Cancer - the sign of the crab - so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such so I can spend a whole day just watching the waves. It centers me. Sometimes the waves are big and strong and sometimes they are gentle and calm. A wave can throw us back to the shore or if we are not careful can suck us in. Whatever wave you are on one thing you can be sure of is that they will always come, crash and then smooth itself out. If we learn to read the pattern of the waves in our lives through our interaction with them we can understand the energy of a wave, how to use it to our best advantage, how to dance amidst its awesome power and how to avoid crashing into one.
May these inspirational quotes about waves Inspire you to new heights on your journey as you ride your waves of life.
"The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
~ Edward Gibbon ~ English Historian (1737-1794)
"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave"
~ Thomas Jefferson ~ 3rd American President (1762 - 1826)
Extract Wave Quote
'Tuesdays with Morrie'
Okay. The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air-until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this is terrible," the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, "Why do you look so sad?"
The first wave says, "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"
The second wave says,
"No, you don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean.
Morrie Schwartz ~ American Educator (1916-1995)
“There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves”
~Frank Herbert ~ Science Fiction writer (1920-1986)
surfing to me is what you do when you are thoroughly in the moment
enjoying and expressing yourself on the wave and being one with the
~Tom Carrol ~ Australian Surfer (1961-)
"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat"
~ Muhammed Ali ~ Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist (1942 - )
"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much. "
~ Albert Schweitzer ~ Philosopher, Physician & Humanitarian, (1875 - 1965
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.”
~Henry David Thoreau ~ American Poet and Philosopher 1817-1862
you look at this life of action—the growing tree, the bird on the wing,
the flowing river, the movement of the clouds, of lightning, of
machines, the action of the waves upon the shore—then you see, do you
not, that life itself is action, endless action that has no beginning
and no end. It is something that is everlastingly in movement, and it
is the universe, God, bliss, reality. But we reduce the vast action of
life to our own petty little action in life, and ask what we should do,
or follow some book, some system.
~ Krishnamurti, Bombay 1958 ~
"The clouds broke and the angels cried
You ain’t gotta walk alone
That’s why he put me in your way
You came upon wave on wave"
~Pat Green ~ 'Wave on Wave' Country Music Artist (1972- )
"Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself."
~ Stefan Zweig ~ Austrian Novelist (1881-1942)
“Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ American Poet (1807 - 1882)
“No emotion, any more than a wave, can long retain its own individual form”
~Henry Ward Beecher ~ Liberal US Congregational Minister 1813-1887
"Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles."
~ John Tyndall ~ Prominent 19th century Physicist (1820 – 1893)
"Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again."
~ Ovid ~ Roman Poet (43 BC - 17 AD)
"Sit in revere and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ American Poet (1807-1882)
"I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and mor, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows."
~Drew Barrymore ~ American Actress (1975- )
"It would be possible to describe absolutely everything scientifically, but it would make no sense. It would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."
~Albert Einstein ~ German Scientist, Humanist (1879 – 1955)
In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself, you have to form alliances ~ Carlos~ Slim Helu ~ Businessman
"All of nature is a great wave phenomenon"
~ Louis de Broglie ~ French Physicist- Nobel Peace Prize Physics 1921 (1892- 1987)
"Oh dear dad
Can you see me now
I am myself
Like you somehow
I'll ride the wave
Where it takes me
I'll hold the pain
~ Pearl Jam ~ from the Album 'Ten'
"Ocean waves are not moving humps of water, but invisible pulses of power through water" ~ Steve Hawk ~
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"The tendency of modern physics is to resolve the whole material universe into waves, and nothing but waves. These waves are of two kinds: bottled-up waves, which we call matter, and unbottled waves, which we call radiation or light. If annihilation of matter occurs, the process is merely that of unbottling imprisoned wave-energy and setting it free to travel through space. These concepts reduce the whole universe to a world of light, potential or existent, so that the whole story of its creation can be told with perfect accuracy and completeness in the six words: 'God said, Let there be light'."
~Sir James Jeans ~ English physicist, astronomer and mathematician (1877-1946)
I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given. ~ Emily Dickerson ~ American Poet (1830-1886)
“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”
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