100 Amazing Waterfall Quotes

Looking for inspirational quotes about waterfalls? We created a list featuring the best waterfall quotes so that you can find inspiration.

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Quotes about falls can be used and displayed everywhere. Here are some examples of ways you can use them:

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Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best waterfall quotes and captions.

  1. Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  2. Look with open eyes, and you will see the beauty of the waterfall. – Anthony Hincks
  3. My desert soul erupts with turquoise water, floods and cascades and waterfalls rushing in around my rocky parts, pushing and reshaping and filling every hidden dark spot. – Kiersten White
  4. I feel like water that transforms from a flowing river to a tranquil lake to a powerful waterfall to a freshwater spring to a meandering creek to a salty sea to raindrops gentle on your face to hard, stinging hail to frost on a mountaintop, and back to a river again. – María Farinango
  5. The ordinary-sized stuff which is our lives, the things people write poetry about – clouds, waterfalls, daffodils, what happens in a cup of coffee when the cream goes in – These things are full of mystery, as mysterious to us as the heavens were to the Greeks. – Tom Stoppard
  6. I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents. – Tahereh Mafi
  7. A waterfall is concerned only with being itself, not with doing something it considers waterfall-like. – Vernon Howard
  8. When I was walking in the mountains with the Japanese man and began to hear the water, he said, ‘What is the sound of the waterfall?’ ‘Silence,’ he finally told me. – Jack Gilbert
  9. A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power! – Unknown
  10. Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls. – Munia Khan
  11. Lessons from a waterfall – Keep moving, and you will eventually get over it. – Unknown
  12. The fall of your hair is rushing through my head like elegant waterfalls repeatedly dancing down into an open riverbed. – Curtis Tyrone Jones
  13. To trace the history of a river or a raindrop is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble upon divinity, which like feeding the lake, and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself all over again. – Gretel Ehrlich
  14. There’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls, tumbling, gushing. – Julie Andrews
  15. Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen- trusting that whichever way it goes, it’s for the best. – Mandy Hale
  16. God is discovered entirely through creation — the brilliance of a sunset, the powerful roar of a waterfall, the symphony of sounds you hear in the heart of the forest, or the vastness of space and its countless stars. – Benjamin F Sullivan
  17. Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall. – Fulton J. Sheen
  18. Look for tomorrow behind every waterfall. – Unknown
  19. I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. – Mike May
  20. There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul. – Virginia Alison
  21. Run wild and free like a waterfall. – Anamika Mishra
  22. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That’s a triumph. – Ray Bradbury
  23. For an instant, silence, noisier than a waterfall. – Salman Rushdie
  24. Above them, a waterfall tumbled from a clifftop as high as a church steeple. The water fell in milky blue strands, shooting spray in the air that danced in rainbows of gold, pink, and blue. – Martine Bailey
  25. Experiencing the present purely is being empty and hollow; you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall. – Annie Dillard
  26. A waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom. – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  27. When you’re young, there’s so much that you can’t take in. It’s pouring over you like a waterfall. When you’re older, it’s less intense, but you’re able to reach out and drink it. I love being older. – Sigourney Weaver
  28. To be silent for a waterfall means to die! And for people who shout out the truth in all circumstances, it is the same thing to be silent! –  Mehmet Murat Ildan
  29. Once we have tasted far streams, touched the gold, found some limit beyond the waterfall, a season changes and we come back changed but safe, quiet, grateful. – William Stafford
  30. We say that life is sweet, its satisfactions deep. All this we say, as we sleepwalk our time through years of days and nights. We let time cascade over us like a waterfall, believing it to be never-ending. Yet each day that touches us, and every man in the world is unique; irredeemable; over. And just another Monday. – Josephine Hart
  31. Waterfalls make us notice their height, not their depth. – Unknown
  32. Within a waterfall, the sound of a pine forest a thousand years old. – Michael McClinstock
  33. As the music played over the speakers and the waterfall in the pool filled the silence around us, I knew that without a doubt I had just been ruined. – Abbi Glines
  34. 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
  35. We start in different places, but in the end, we all meet at the waterfall. – Unknown
  36. My love for you is like a waterfall, I hit many rocks and crooked paths along the way but at the end, I always end up falling for you all over again. – Joshua Pardo
  37. There’s nobody living who couldn’t stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall. Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into it as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean. – Agnes Martin
  38. When God takes a shower, waterfalls come to life around the world. When I take a shower, my hair usually clogs the drain. – Anthony T. Hincks
  39. A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path. – Unknown
  40. When you are outpouring your emotion, it is like me trying to climb up a waterfall. To get to you. But if you are calm and have faith in me, I can sail right over to you. On the still waters of your soul. – Kate McGahan
  41. The waterfall is nature’s laughter. – Unknown
  42. Another way to look at meditation is to view thinking itself as a waterfall, a cascading of thought. In cultivating mindfulness, we are going beyond or behind our thinking, much the way you might find a vantage point in a cave or depression in the rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  43. It was more than just the gentle tumble of the waterfall, or the wind or the sound of birds. It was much, much more he knew. He looked about him and he knew he had found what he had been looking for. – Michael Delaware
  44. After we are separated by birth from this oneness, as the water falling from the waterfall is separated by the wind and rocks, then we have feeling. You have difficulty because you have feeling. You attach to the feeling you have without knowing just how this kind of feeling is created. – Shunryu Suzuki
  45. Not a hundred feet away the river roared over a cliff’s-edge, and we weren’t really leaves, even if I’d been careful to forget that. – Naomi Novik
  46. Drink the waters meant to drown you. – Nelou Keramati
  47. The waterfall falls but shamelessly and joyfully. – Unknown
  48. Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. – Mikhail Lermontov
  49. Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers. – John Muir
  50. Be careful crossing the waterfall, it’s a fatal spot. – Karl Meltzer
  51. A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  52. 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
  53. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. – J. R. R. Tolkien
  54. Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. – Bob Ross
  55. If there is a waterfall at the end of a river, it is necessary to swim upstream! Crowds too are rivers that end with waterfalls! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  56. She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through. – Virginia Woolf
  57. The most stupendous scenery ceases to be sublime when it becomes distinct, or in other words limited, and the imagination is no longer encouraged to exaggerate it. The actual height and breadth of a mountain or a waterfall are always ridiculously small; they are imagined only that content us. – Henry David Thoreau
  58. There’s hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall. – Patrick Ness
  59. I can see my rainbow calling me through the misty breeze of my waterfall. – Jimi Hendrix
  60. Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  61. You cannot hear the waterfall if you stand next to it. I paint my jungles in the desert. – Unknown
  62. No matter how powerful a waterfall is, it cannot be heard from far away because all waterfalls are local! If you want the whole world to hear you, take a universal position where all can see you, just like the Moon, just like the Sun! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  63. The vast waterfall of history pours down, and a few obituarists fill teacups with the stories. – Marilyn Johnson
  64. As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. – John Muir
  65. Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink. – Ellen DeGeneres
  66. You don’t always get the waterfall shortcut in Mario Kart. That’s life. – Jack Barakat
  67. Like a waterfall, life doesn’t flow backward. – Unknown
  68. All anyone can hope for is just a tiny bit of love, like a drop in a cup if you can get it, or a waterfall, a flood, if you can get that too. – Unknown
  69. Waterfalls are exciting because they have power, they have rainbows, they have songs, and they have boldness and craziness! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  70. Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. – Sheng-yen
  71. When a monotonously flowing river comes to a cliff, it screams of joy as it falls down, and we call those adventurous screams a waterfall! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  72. “The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words. – Octavio Paz
  73. Life is like a waterfall. It is always moving and there is always an uneven flow to it. – Unknown
  74. There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you! – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  75. Grace be the waterfall in the wild of my mind. – Unknown
  76. Water is the driver of nature. – Leonardo Da Vinci
  77. Poetry isn’t an island, it is the bridge. Poetry isn’t a ship, it is the lifeboat. Poetry isn’t swimming. Poetry is water. – Kamand Kojouri
  78. Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream. – Vanessa Hunt
  79. Your love is like a waterfall, running wild and free. – Chris Tomlin
  80. The waterfall winks at every passerby. – Marty Rubin
  81. My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. – Mel Brooks
  82. Do you seek adventure beyond the treacherous waterfalls? Do you seek the mythical being that dwells in this unreachable place? If you do, then you must first find me. – Unknown
  83. It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. – Nicholas Spark
  84. There’s no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music. – Roland R Kemler
  85. It was a world of acts, and words had no more influence on acts than the sound of a waterfall has on the flow of the stream. – Kim Stanley
  86. Waterfalls wouldn’t sound so melodious if there were no rocks in their way. – Rishabh Gautam
  87. Emerald slopes became so tall they touched the clouds, and showers painted diamond waterfalls that sluiced down cliff sides. – Victoria Kahler]
  88. The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep flowing. – Bruce Lee
  89. I keep my gratitude in my smile. A glistening waterfall in the sun. – Unknown
  90. Down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won’t break me. – Robbie Williams
  91. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell how fast the current’s moving until you’re headed over a waterfall. – Kimberly McCreight
  92. I think love is the greatest force in the universe. It’s shapeless like water. It only takes the shape of things it becomes. – Guillermo del Toro
  93. You don’t have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles. You carry within you the power to make the world better. – Sharon G. Larsen
  94. Water your roots so your soul can blossom. – Unknown
  95. The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. – Chris Evans
  96. There’s nobody living who couldn’t stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall. Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into it as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean. – Agnes Martin
  97. They say that people who live next to waterfalls don’t hear the water. – Jonathan Safran Foer
  98. The cold and crystal clear water, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul… – El Fuego
  99. 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
  100. I shift an infinitesimal movement towards him. It is like the leap from a waterfall. I do not know, until then, what I am going to do. – Madeline Miller

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