There's nothing like a good inspirational ocean quote to put a smile on our faces. Here are a few our staff members have selected to share with you during this first week of 2017! 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
— Jacques Cousteau
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.
— Dave Barry
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
— Wyland
With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea.
— Sylvia Earle
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 to whence we came.
— John F. Kennedy
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.
— Unknown
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
— Arthur C. Clarke
I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.
— Sally Andrew