River Quotes

40 Inspirational River Quotes

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.“

 

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” 

“The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that’s its nature.”      

“The river has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of men.”

“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.”

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

“Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything.”

“A river is water is its loveliest form, rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart.” 

“Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.”

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”

“A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.”     

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

”A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life.”

“A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean.”

“A good river is nature’s life work in song.”

“Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with our past, and link us directly with the flow and rhythm of the natural world.”

“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

“Rivers don’t drink their own waters; trees don’t eat their own fruits. The salt seasons the soup in order to have its purpose fulfilled. Live for others!” 

“Love is the river of life in the world.”

“I had no plans of any destination. I wish to flow like a river.”

“To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.”

“He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide.”

“I was still water, held by my surroundings. I am now a river, carving my own path.”

“Be like a river. Be open. Flow.”

“By the time it came to the edge of the Forest, the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same.”

“I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.”

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.”

“Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.“

“The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.”

”You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big, beautiful river.”

“We steer the boat, we don’t alter the river.”

“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”

“If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins.”

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”

 

The Best River Quotes

 

A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life.

 

Be like a river. Be open. Flow.

 

A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.

 

A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.

 

I had no plans of any destination. I wish to flow like a river.

 

When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies!

 

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

 

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.

 

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.

 

A good river is nature’s life work in song.

 

Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go.

 

Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.

 

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

 

Time Flows Away Like the Water in the River.

 

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

 

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

 

You can’t argue with a river – it is going to flow. You can dam it up, put it to useful purposes, you can deflect it, but you can’t argue with it.

 

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

 

Rivers Never Go Reverse. So Try to Live Like a River. Forget your past and Focus on Your Future.

 

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

 

River Quotes

 

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

I am haunted by waters.”

 

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”

 

“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.”

 

“The river is everywhere.”

 

“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.”

 

“Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him.

Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.”

 

“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”

 

“On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.”

 

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still. It’s always changing and is always on the move. And over time the river itself changes too. It widens and deepens as it rubs and scours, gnaws and kneads, eats and bores its way through the land. Even the greatest rivers- the Nile and the Ganges, the Yangtze and he Mississippi, the Amazon and the great grey-green greasy Limpopo all set about with fever trees-must have been no more than trickles and flickering streams before they grew into mighty rivers.

Are people like that? I wondered. Am I like that? Always me, like the river itself, always flowing but always different, like the water flowing in the river, sometimes walking steadily along andante, sometimes surging over rapids furioso, sometimes meandering wit hardly any visible movement tranquilo, lento, ppp pianissimo, sometimes gurgling giacoso with pleasure, sometimes sparkling brillante in the sun, sometimes lacrimoso, sometimes appassionato, sometimes misterioso, sometimes pesante, sometimes legato, sometimes staccato, sometimes sospirando, sometimes vivace, and always, I hope, amoroso.

Do I change like a river, widening and deepening, eddying back on myself sometimes, bursting my banks sometimes when there’s too much water, too much life in me, and sometimes dried up from lack of rain? Will the I that is me grow and widen and deepen? Or will I stagnate and become an arid riverbed? Will I allow people to dam me up and confine me to wall so that I flow only where they want? Will I allow them to turn me into a canal to use for they own purposes? Or will I make sure I flow freely, coursing my way through the land and ploughing a valley of my own?”

 

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”

 

“She’d barely covered up her long, tan legs in a pair of shorts that made me want to go to church on Sunday just to thank God for creating her.

 

“When the river of emotions bursts its banks and expectations go over the edges of reality, the brain creates hallucinations. Ringxiety-stricken people feel illusive vibrating alerts and hear phantom phone rings, since absence of ringing generates scaring emptiness and destroys their self-esteem. (“Kein Schwein ruft mich an” )”

 

“TWENTY bridges from Tower to Kew –

Wanted to know what the River knew,

Twenty Bridges or twenty-two,

For they were young, and the Thames was old

And this is the tale that River told:”

 

“Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.”

 

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”

 

“We may be floating on Tao, but there is nothing wrong with steering. If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know where the rocks are.”

 

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”

 

“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) you will see him plunge in at once, just as if he were amphibious, and gain the opposite bank.”

 

“A good river is nature’s life work in song.”

 

“One of the the things she most liked about the city -apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river- was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.”

 

“From the dim regions beyond the mountains at the upper end of our encircled domain, there crept out a narrow and deep river, brighter than all save the eyes of Eleonora; and, winding stealthily about in mazy courses, it passed away, at length, through a shadowy gorge, among hills still dimmer than those whence it had issued. We called it the “River of Silence”; for there seemed to be a hushing influence in its flow. No murmur arose from its bed, and so gently it wandered along, that the pearly pebbles upon which we loved to gaze, far down within its bosom, stirred not at all, but lay in a motionless content, each in its own old station, shining on gloriously forever.”

 

“The river and the garden have been the foundations of my economy here. Of the two I have liked the river best. It is wonderful to have the duty of being on the river the first and last thing every day. I have loved it even in the rain. Sometimes I have loved it most in the rain.”

 

“I had been afraid of the awful presence of the river, which was the soul of the river, but through her [Ultima] I learned that my spirit shared in the spirit of all things.”

 

“WINTER’S GHOST:

Autumn moon

incautious in the dark river

Winter’s ghost walks

with a covered face

and silver bones wait in all animals

to be bone cloth upon her shoulder

wait for her happiness in that they are silver”

“I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension; for rivers, beautiful, yet fugitive and elusive; but especially for marshes, teeming with all that mysterious life of the creatures that haunt them. A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own permanent denizens, its passing visitors, its voices, its sounds, its own strange mystery.”

 

“A single poem, alone

can turn tides

scatter galaxies

and burst forth with rivers

from paradise.”

 

“Are you watching the boats?” Cornelia guessed. She craned her neck to see if there was any excitement on the river.

Heavens no, I’m spying on people,” Virginia responded unrepentantly.

-Cornelia E and Virginia Somerset”

 

“They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart.”

 

River Quotes Quotes

“It is from small streams that big rivers rise.”

 

“If Ganges is the mother, Himalayas is the father. One nurtures and nourishes, the other provides and protects.”

 

“A boat can cross a river, a ship can cross a sea, and a soul can cross the universe.”

 

“A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow!”

 

“A calm ocean is never afraid of a raging river.”

 

“It is easier to sail a calm ocean than to conquer a turbulent river.”

 

“A river full of fish is worth more than an ocean full of weeds.”

 

“Mountain may want to be with the stream

To climb the hills perhaps a river’s dream

What we want exactly we may never know

Flame of fire might love to melt with the snow”

 

“A shallow river with fish is worth more than a deep sea without any.”

 

“A river is an ocean in a desert.”

 

“Symphony of peace is the murmuring sound of a river! And with the shimmering water I feel my limbs’ ecstatic quiver”

 

“Does the man sitting in the valley and belittling the mountain don’t know that the water in the valley comes from the mountain?”

 

“When the river meets the ocean, the memories of the river meet the memories of the ocean. These two different worlds have many stories to tell each other!”

 

“If you fish in a river which God has blessed, you will catch many fish.”

 

“How do you know you love her?’ His friend asked.

‘Because I would cross a hundred rivers and die a thousand suns just to be with her,’ He said.”

 

“A river sweats when it loses drops, but an ocean does not even cry when it loses buckets.”

 

“A beloved river is better than a despised ocean.”

 

“A small river full of fish is better than a large sea full of none.”

 

“To an ant, a river is an ocean.”

 

“The river teaches us many things, but its most important teaching is this: Whatever is happening around you, you keep flowing to your own destination following your own way!”

 

“A river will find its path to the ocean, be positive and be focused”

 

“Their story is our story, as well. We are the begotten ones. Our flesh is made of clay. Rivers run through our veins. Our lineage stretches from the ocean floor to the mountain crest. This is the beginning of knowledge.”

 

“A river never wants to turn into a lake! And a person who likes to flow like a river never wants to be something stagnant like a lake!”

 

“Do not despise the water droplets that you receive, soon they will be a river.”

 

“Do not despise the water droplets that you receive. Soon, they will be a river.”

 

“Life is a river. Life is not the mountain which speaks of struggle, nor the ocean that speaks of depths unknown. Life is not the sky which tells stories of greatness, nor the trees that tell stories of purpose. But life is a river that flows and the only way to live is to go into your river and flow with it. That is where life is. That is how you will arrive at where you are meant to be. Flow in your river wherever it may lead.”

 

“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!”

 

“The student asked: Master, I’ve seen a river that doesn’t flow, it can’t be called a river anymore, right? The master answered: When you see a pianist who no longer plays the piano, what will you say to him? Violinist? Trumpeter?”

 

“Any meal is a good meal when you’re on a good river.”

 

“The beauty of a river is best measured by the cleanliness of its water; the beauty of a person, by the cleanliness of his character!”