Whale Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old whale quotes, whale sayings, and whale proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species.     

Dave Barry

Whales in mid-ocean, suspended in the waves of the sea great heaven of whales in the waters, old hierarchies. And enormous mother whales lie dreaming suckling their whale-tender young and dreaming with strange whale eyes wide open in the waters of the beginning and the end.     

D. H. Lawrence

Whales are drinking all our water and eating our sailors.     


A whale is as unique as a cactus. But don't ask a whale to survive Death Valley. We all have special gifts. Where we use them and how determines whether we actually complete something.     

Max De Pree

Whales are killed today to supply the limited demand for whale meat or to be used in pet foods or as fodder for fur-bearing animals used in the fur trade.     

Paul Watson

A whale in the shallow water of the River Thames is like a human lost in the heat of the Sahara desert.     

Laila Sadler

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.     

Bill Vaughan

Size isn't everything. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.     

William E Bill Vaughan

Whales are silly once every two years. The young are called short-heads or baby blimps. Many whale romances begin in Baffin's bay and end in Procter and Gamble's factory, Staten Island.     

Will Cuppy

The whale is going to come to us when it's time, We're not pressured.     

Keith Johnson

The whale without Ahab is just a whale. A whale with no problems. A stress-free whale.     

Julian Blackthorn

The whale is in an alien environment for its species. It is obviously distressed and tired and we must warn that there may not be a happy ending to this unfolding saga.     

Tony Woodley

We're just trying to keep the whale calm and throw water over it. They're talking to the whale as well, because it's soothing: it's important to keep it as stress-free as possible.     

Clare Sterling

The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.     

Gregory Colbert