Whale Quotes

“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.” – Muhammad Ali
“Light doesn’t penetrate beneath the surface of the water, so ocean creatures like whales and dolphins and even 800 species of fish communicate by sound. And a North Atlantic right whale can transmit across hundreds of miles.” – Rose George
“Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet.” – Mark Carwardine
“The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species.” – Dave Barry
“I will not watch a whale die. I’ve not seen a whale die since I left Greenpeace in 1977.” – Paul Watson
“Like Jonah, the whale had swallowed me; unlike him, I believed I would spend eternity inside the belly of the beast.” – Bob Kerrey
“Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water – it’s almost like space.” – Brian Skerry
“There are people in this world who can wear whale masks and people who cannot, and the wise know to which group they belong.”” – Tom Robbins
“A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.”” – Herman Melville
“Everyone else on the planet, from the lowest amoebae to the great blue whale, expresses all their component elements in a perfect dance with the world around them. Only human beings have unfulfilled lives.” – Nicholas Lore
“I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life, to the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s o.” – John Masefield

Whale Proverbs

“There is no eel so small but it hopes to become a whale.” – German
“Every little fish expects to become a whale.” – Danish
“Eats more than a whale.” – Arabic
“However big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can rob him of life” – Malawian

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