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.


If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

If you swim with sharks, make sure you have the appetite of a whale.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

Swallowed up in the belly of the whale of infatuation, I now needed to distract myself in order to stay happy. Because our unknowable future shadowed the countenance of my soul.     

Aspen Matis

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

I wanted to make connections between Whale's past and present.     

Bill Condon

The Whale is found in seas and oceans, indulging there in fishlike motions, But Science shows that whales are mammals.     

Eliis Parker Butler

Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not a fatter fish than he Flounders round the polar sea.     

Charles Lamb

The whale that wanders round the pole Is not a table fish, you cannot bake or boil him whole nor serve him in a dish.     

Hilaire Beloc

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.     

David Herbert Lawrence

A purple whale proudly sweeps his tail towards Nineveh; glassy green surges between a mile of roaring sea.     

Robert Graves

Tumble and rumble, and grumble and snort, Like a whale to starboard, a whale to port; Tumble and rumble, and grumble and snort, and the steamer steams thro' the sea, love!      

Sydney Thompson Dobell

I see a Whale in the south-sea, drinking my soul away.      

William Blake

But to both the dolphin refused its doll, Till the whale was oblidged to whale them all.     

Katharine Lee Bates

The grey gull sat on a floating whale. On a floating whale sat he. And he told his tale of the storm and the gale. And the ships that he saw with steam and sail, as he flew by the Northern Sea.     

Andrew Barton Paterson

Somewhere in the midst of the mammoth ocean; there exists the preposterously huge whale.     

Nikhil Parekh

If you were going to drown her in the swirling and ferocious waves of the ocean after the whale overtoppled her boat; drown me to the bottom instead.     

Nikhil Parekh

In the belly of the whale. I'm highly nutritious here.     

Newsboys

How to exit a whale's digestion? It might behoove me to be heaved.     

Newsboys

Fishing for the humpback whale. A tractor for a whale winch.     

Nic Jones

They say the whale that swallowed Jonah to put me through the test. Sometimes I get that feeling that same ol' whale swallowed me.     

Joe Bonamassa

When the whale get strike and the line runs out and the whale makes a flunder with its tail.     

Mary

Whale, swim with me whale we will go far into the sea.     

Yellow Ostrich

Gotta a whale of a tale to tell you lad. It's a whale of a tale or two.     

Hans Zimmer

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.     

Maddox

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