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70 Amazing Waterfall Quotes and Captions For Instagram

These waterfall quotes will fill you with awe and inspire you to check out some of these impressive natural phenomena next time you’re on the road!

Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular natural formations you can come across. Just looking at the water cascading down no matter the height is awe-inspiring. As is the sound of the water crashing into the pool below.

These quotes about waterfalls collect some of the best thoughts and observations on them. There’s a reason people travel from all around to see places such as Niagra Falls, it’s because they’re a sight to behold.

We have some waterfall captions for Instagram too if you want to share a witty and fun caption along with your incredible snaps of waterfalls! Whether you want inspiration for your next trip or to see what writers over the years have written about waterfalls, this post is for you!

Famous Quotes About Waterfalls

“I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.” – Mike May

famous waterfall quote

“I don’t want to die in a car accident. When I die it’ll be a glorious day. It’ll probably be a waterfall.” – River Phoenix

“The waterfall winks at every passerby.” – Marty Rubin

“I can see my rainbow calling me through the misty breeze of my waterfall.” – Jimi Hendrix

“When water falls, it flies.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“Surrender to the flow.” Mike Gordon

“A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

“Run wild and free like a waterfall.” – Anamika Mishra

“I love you like a river that understands that it must learn to flow differently over waterfalls and to rest in the shallows.” – Paulo Coelho

“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

“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

“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

Funny Waterfall Quotes and Puns

“Don’t go to restaurants that have waterfalls if you have a kidney condition.” – Johnny Carson

funny waterfall quote

I’m gushing with pride!

Waterfalls are too main-stream for my liking!

What’s the opposite of a waterfall? A firefly

I’m waterfalling for you!

Roaring with excitement at being able to see a waterfall!

“From the Mississippi Mudflap to the Kentucky Waterfall, to the Tennessee Top Hat and the North Carolina Neckwarmer, nothing says freedom like a mullet blowing unfettered in the wind and I can’t wait to restore it to its rightful place in the NASCAR garage.” – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

“Canoe + Waterfall = I don’t go camping anymore.” – Demetri Martin

“Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“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

“In America, one sure sign of success is the presence of an unnecessary waterfall in a person’s yard.” – Demetri Martin


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Inspirational Waterfall Quotes

“Run wild and free like a waterfall” ― Anamika Mishra

inspirational waterfall quote

“The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.” – Bruce Lee

“I touch god in my song as the hill touched the far-away sea with its waterfall.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Waterfalls wouldn’t sound so melodious if there were no rocks in their way.” – Rishabh Gautam

“I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents.” – Tahereh Mafi

“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

“Always be like water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along with the wind which touches its surface.”  Santosh Kalwar

“Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall.” – Sheng-yen

“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

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu

“There’s no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music.” – Roland R Kemler

“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. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.” – Chris Evans

“My brother Bill, who is a year older, is a climber, and when I was in the seventh grade, he taught me how to rappel off the frozen waterfall in our backyard.” – Ann Bancroft

Peaceful Waterfall Quotes

“A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

peaceful waterfall quote

“There’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls, tumbling, gushing.” – Julie Andrews

“They say that people who live next to waterfalls don’t hear the water.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.” – Margaret Atwood

“A waterfall is concerned only with being itself, not with doing something it considers waterfall-like.” – Vernon Howard

“Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream.” – Vanessa Hunt

“The ordinary-sized stuff which is our lives, the things people write poetry about – clouds, daffodils, waterfalls, 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

“Young leaves, the sound of a waterfall, heard from far and near.” – Yosa Buson

“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

Powerful Waterfall Quotes and Sayings

“For an instant, silence, noisier than a waterfall.” – Salman Rushdie

powerful waterfall quote

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

“A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.” – Lucy Larcom

“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

“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

“Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen – trusting that whichever way it goes. It’s for the best.”  Mandy Hale

“The sound of water is worth more than all the poets words.” – Octavio Paz

“A waterfall cannot be silent, just as wisdom. When they speak, the voice of power speaks.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“There’s hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall.” – Patrick Ness

“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

“There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Sometimes, it’s hard to tell how fast the current’s moving until you’re headed over a waterfall.” – Kimberly McCreight

Chasing Waterfalls Quotes and Captions 

“Don’t go chasing waterfallsPlease stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. – TLC

chasing waterfall quote

Chase waterfalls and enjoy life!

“We would no longer pass sweet breezy days in our sleek tent, in mossy hills and sun, showering in waterfalls. That era was now our memory, a shared dream.” – Aspen Matis

“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

“Experiencing the present purely is being empty and hollow; you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall.” – Annie Dillard

“Emerald slopes became so tall they touched the clouds, and showers painted diamond waterfalls that sluiced down cliff sides.” – Victoria Kahler

“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

Go with the flow

Chasing waterfalls forever

Every waterfall starts from humble origins

Fast and flowing like a waterfall!

“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 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

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