Dolphin Quotes, Sayings, Captions

Lovers of the sea and all its creatures will enjoy these dolphin quotes.

These sayings represent some of the best thoughts and observations about dolphins from scientists, researchers, authors, and conservationists.


    Dolphin quotes: beauty, intelligence, and spirit

    Let’s begin with a few of our favorite dolphin quotes.

    Best dolphin quotes

    1.) Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.
    Yoko Ono

    2.) The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.
    Jacques Yves Cousteau

    3.) Like a dolphin, I am graceful, powerful, and compassionate.
    Jonathan Lockwood Huie

    4.) There may be a common thread of consciousness between man and dolphin.
    Joan McIntyre

    Dolphin quotes about life

    5.) Don’t trust blindly. If in shark-infested waters, don’t assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin.
    Mary Russel

    6.) I break up through the skin of awareness a thousand times a day, as dolphins burst through seas, and dive again, and rise, and dive.
    Annie Dillard

    7.) Kings also sleep; but the clever ones, with one eye open, just like dolphins and whales.
    Mehmet Murat Ildan

    8.) Dolphins are not automatic air-breathers like we are. Every breath is a conscious effort. If life becomes too unbearable, the dolphins just take a breath and they sink to the bottom. They don’t take the next breath.
    Ric O’Barry

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    9.) To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins.
    Patti Stanger

    10.) Sweetness! World needs sweetness! It needs a sweet child, a sweet dolphin, a sweet monkey; it needs sweet people to soften the callous hearts!
    Mehmet Murat Ildan

    11.) When the shark laughs with the dolphin, there is a devilish spirit at play.
    Tahitian Proverb

    12.) Though pleased to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.
    Matthew Green

    Dolphin’s smile

    13.) Out at sea for a year
    Floating free from all fear
    Every day blowin’ spray
    In a dolphin’s smile.
    The Byrds, “Dolphin’s Smile”

    14.) A dolphin’s smile is the greatest deception. It creates the illusion that they’re always happy.
    Ric O’Barry

    Dolphin quotes about love

    15.) I feel at ease and, in an indefinable way, at home, when dolphins are around.
    I now know when they are nearby before they appear.
    I dream after they leave.
    Virginia Coyle

    16.) Dolphin can lead us to an understanding of how to live in harmony with the twin needs of individuality and cooperation. Dolphin carries balance, peace, joy, compassion, love, and power.
    Loren Cruden


    17.) To the Dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage.

    18.) Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.
    Peter Singer

    Albert Einstein dolphin quote

    Inspirational dolphin quotes

    19.) The vast blue ocean is waiting for her, and this is only the beginning of her story.
    Gill Lewis, “White Dolphin”

    20.) More than anything, it was the blue dolphins that took me back home.
    Scott O’Dell

    21.) I felt such a deep connection with dolphins. I felt like they were the only ones who understood me.
    Lykke Li

    22.) I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals — and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.
    Paul Watson

    23.) Among the sea-fishes many stories are told about the dolphin, indicative of his gentle and kindly nature… It appears to be the fleetest of all animals, marine and terrestrial, and it can leap over the masts of large vessels.


    24.) One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures… as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
    John James Audubon

    Dolphin song lyrics

    25.) Sometimes you’re crazy then you wonder why
    I’m such a baby, yeah, the dolphins make me cry.
    Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You”

    26.) I wish you could swim
    Like the dolphins,
    like dolphins can swim.
    David Bowie, “Heroes”

    27.) See them play in the moonlight
    Watch them dance in the sun
    They’re the children of freedom — everyone
    As they care for each other
    With no question or cause
    They deserve to be treasured as a source of love.
    Olivia Newton John, “The Promise (The Dolphin Song)”

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    Dolphin poetry

    28.) What can books of men that live
    In a dragon-guarded land
    Paintings of the dolphin-drawn
    Sea-nymphs in their pearly wagons
    Do, but awake a hope to live… ?
    William Butler Yeats

    29.) His delights
    Were dolphin-like
    They showed his back above
    The element they lived in.
    William Shakespeare

    30.) The singing of flutes gently animates the dolphin
    In the depths of the waveless sea.

    Yoko Ono quote

    Funny dolphin sayings

    31.) Dolphins and sharks are natural enemies. Dolphins are like, “Quit eating us,” and sharks are like, “Stop smiling all the time, you morons.”
    Dan Florence

    32.) Dolphins: Animals that are so intelligent that, within a few weeks of captivity, they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them food three times a day.
    Hal Roach

    33.) It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English — up to 50 words used in correct context — no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
    Carl Sagan

    34.) A pair of dolphins swept by us in the water, flicking their heads out to get a look at us as they went. One of them made a chittering sound that wasn’t very melodic. The other twitched its tail and splashed a little water our way, all in good fun. They weren’t the attractive Flipper kind of dolphins. They were regular dolphins that aren’t as pretty and don’t get cast on television. Maybe they just refused to sell out and see a plastic surgeon. I held up a fist to them. Represent.
    Jim Butcher

    Cute dolphin phrases

    35.) Never trust a species that grins all the time. It’s up to something.
    Terry Pratchett

    36.) You can’t get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?
    Miley Cyrus

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    Short dolphin sayings

    37.) Who doesn’t like dolphins? They’re like puppies.
    Austin Stowell

    38.) There is something about dolphins. It is difficult to put into words.
    Mark Carwardine

    39.) We do not exploit our dolphins for profit.
    Fidel Castro

    40.) Teach an eagle to fly, a dolphin to swim.
    Latin proverb

    Dolphin intelligence quotes

    41.) Yeah, dolphins and monkeys basically could play chess together. Those are brilliant animals.
    Perry DeAngelis

    42.) The voice of the dolphin in air is like that of the human, in that they can pronounce vowels, and combinations of vowels.

    43.) Dolphins may well be carrying information as well as functions critical to the regeneration of life upon our planet.
    R. Buckminster Fuller

    44.) How did the dolphins and whales get such big brains? They obviously don’t need such big brains to catch fish.
    Owsley Stanley

    45.) Ducks are sweet, crows are intelligent; but I prefer dolphins because they are both sweet and intelligent.
    Mehmet Murat Ildan

    46.) I invite you to entertain some new beliefs about dolphins … [that] these Cetacea with huge brains are more intelligent than any man or woman.
    John C. Lilly

    Dolphins are smart

    47.) There’s no question dolphins are smarter than humans as they play more.
    Albert Einstein

    48.) When I see a dolphin, I know it’s just as smart as I am.
    Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)

    49.) The dolphins and whales have a brain that is actually bigger in proportion to their size than we do. They are very complex. They are thinkers.
    Owsley Stanley

    Dolphins and nature sayings

    50.) The swans have returned and so have the dolphins to the Canals of Venice. Nature creates the most beautiful art!
    Avijeet Das


    51.) If dolphins swim toward Hilo, the sea will be calm; if the dolphins swim toward Ka’u, the ocean will be rough.
    Tahitian proverb

    52.) In 100 years I want whales, dolphins and sharks to still be around, and the ocean to be a healthier place.
    Greg MacGillivray

    53.) My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.
    Christina Applegate

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    Conservation quotes

    54.) No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
    Jacques Yves Cousteau

    55.) Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz — a true rhapsody in blue — are hunted to the edge of silence.
    Jay Griffiths

    56.) There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.
    Jacques Yves Cousteau

    57.) The dolphins need your help today so they can continue to swim and play.

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    Dolphin captions for Instagram

    Use these fun dolphin captions to add to your social media posts:

    • Swim with dolphins.
    • Keep calm and love dolphins.
    • Dolphins are my spirit animal.
    • Take me to the oceans.
    • I love swimming.
    • Dolphins are magical.
    • Embrace the waves.
    • Dolphin power.
    • This girl loves dolphins.
    • I’m not just smart. I’m dolphin smart.
    • Dolphins say squeak.
    • Trust me, I’m a dolphin.
    • Dolphin is my Valentine.
    • Life is flippin’ relentless.
    • You did that on porpoise.
    • The dolphins make me cry.
    • Easily distracted by dolphins.
    • Dolphins make me happy.
    • Save our seas.
    • I love dolphins.

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