Mermaids Quotes

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Anaïs Nin
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
Anais Nin

Brian Selznick
“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Rick Riordan
“Aphros nodded, a glint of pride in his eyes. “We have trained all the famous mer-heroes! Name a famous mer-hero, and we have trained him or her!”
“Oh, sure,” Leo said. “Like…um, the Little Mermaid?”
Aphros frowned. “Who? No! Like Triton, Glaucus, Weissmuller, and Bill!”
“Oh. ”Leo had no idea who any of those people were. “You trained Bill? Impressive.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Cassandra Clare
“So it's true what they say about warlocks, then?"
Alec gave him a very unpleasant look. "What's true?"
"Alexander," said Magnus coldly, and Clary met Simon's eyes across the table. Hers were wide, green, and full of an expression that said Uh-oh. "You can't be rude to everyone who talks to me."
Alec made a wide, sweeping gesture. "And why not? Cramping your style, am I? I mean, maybe you were hoping to flirt with werewolf boy here. He's pretty attractive, if you like the messy-haired, broad-shouldered, chiseled-good-looks type."
"Hey, now," said Jordan mildly.
Magnus put his head in his hands.
"Or there are plenty of pretty girls here, since apparently your taste goes both ways, Is there anything you aren't into?"
"Mermaids," said Magnus into his fingers. "They always smell like seaweed."
"It's not funny," Alec said savagely, and kicking back his chair, he got up from the table and stalked off into the crowd.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.”
Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

T.S. Eliot
“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”
T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

“The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion and sexuality. She shows us how to embrace our instinctive sexuality and sensuality so that we can affirm the essence of our feminine nature, the wisdom of our bodies, and the playfulness of our spirits. She symbolizes our connection with our deepest instinctive feelings, our wild and untamed animal nature that exists below the surface of outward personalities. She is able to respond to her mysterious sexual impulses without abandoning her more human, conscious side. What happened to the girls who dreamed of being mermaids?”
Anita Johnston, Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

C. JoyBell C.
“I am a siren, and for my adoration of mankind, have been caught in fishing nets one time too many. And in those fishing nets I have learned too many unfavorable things about human intentions and the lack of trust and goodwill; I'm not going to allow myself to be caught, anymore. Sirens do well at singing the sirens' song and dragging vile people to their deaths, and for good reason!”
C. JoyBell C.

Herman Melville
“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath...”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Tera Lynn Childs
“How do you always know just what to say?" I ask.
His laugh rumbles through me. "Practice, I guess."
I pull back and give him a quizzical look.
"I spent three years imagining what I would say to you if you were mine," he says, tugging me close.
"I should hope I know what to say now that I've got you.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

“Forgetting was not the same as healing.”
Rivers Solomon, The Deep

Tera Lynn Childs
“You're watching me, princess." His soft lips spread into an appreciative smile.
"People might get the wrong idea."
"What, that I actually like you now?" I tease.
He shakes his head and leans toward me. "No, that you're trying to see past me to get an eyeful of Benson."


I shift my gaze to the board and fix an innocent look on my face.
"What makes you think that's the WRONG idea?"
Quince leans even closer and says, "Because you came back for me.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tera Lynn Childs
“You'll do fine."
"What, you're psychic now?"
"Didn't you know?" he asks seriously. "Must be an aftereffect of the bond.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tera Lynn Childs
“Are you going to distract me by playing footsie?"
"Absolutely, princess," he says with a wink.
"Then I won't remember a thing."
"It's a samurai training technique," he teases, spinning the test prep book toward him. "I distract you as much as possible right now." He slides the book into his lap. "And you'll learn how to test through anything.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Suzanne Palmieri
“Mermaids don't drown.”
Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Belladonna Bay

Tera Lynn Childs
“Pleased to meet you," Tellin says, shaking me out of my reverie. "Lily told me much about you last weekend."
"Funny." Quince throws me a questioning glance. "She didn't mention you at all.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Hermann Hesse
“I shall always remember how the peacocks’ tails shimmered when the moon rose amongst the tall trees, and on the shady bank the emerging mermaids gleamed fresh and silvery amongst the rocks…”
Hermann Hesse, The Journey to the East

Marilena Mexi
“In your life, right here and now, things like mermaids, fairies, witches and monsters are nothing but fairytales told to your grandchildren and stories you heard from your own grandparents as children. They exist only in your imagination. Did you ever think that there is a chance all this was once real, that it all existed? Perhaps yes, but you would then consider such thoughts irrational, that even if you were to believe it and try telling someone they would think you for mad. In my world those creatures are real – I’m real, and I am here to tell you of a story that happened in eons past in the majestic island of Aster." - Queen of Merfolk Asteria - Ninemia”
Marilena Mexi

“Nobody wants to admit that mermaids who survive the dangers of the ocean can still be defeated by their own pain." He links his fingers through mine. He squeezes my hand until I look back.

"A mermaid's heart is the most fragile thing in the sea. You've somehow managed to keep yours beating. The shield doesn't matter. What matters is you're a survivor.”
Emm Cole, Keeping Merminia

Tera Lynn Childs
“You'll get in," Quince assures me, proving once again that he can read my mind, even without a magical bond. "And if you don't," he adds, slinging an arm around my shoulders, "you can always take over for me at the lumberyard."
"Ha ha," I reply, sending a sharp elbow into his ribs.
"Lighten up, princess.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tula Neal
“What kind of woman was she anyway to give herself to a man just because of some mangroves and a few birds?”
Tula Neal, Mermaids Mission

Robert Woolcott
“...either I’m losing my mind, or I saw mermaids." --Alec Costner, The Mermaid Coast”
Robert Woolcott, The Mermaid Coast

Khalia N. Hades
“Ariel: “Eric!”
Eric: “Do not sing me back to shore! Not until you are standing on two feet!”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

Kelli Russell Agodon
“Maybe I’m still the mermaid.
Maybe the ocean is your hand.”
Kelli Russell Agodon, Hourglass Museum

“I've been in the water so much these past few days, I swear I'm growing fins & scales.”
April Mae Monterrosa

Louise O'Neill
“I was born in the water and I was born of the water.”
Louise O'Neill, The Surface Breaks

Ashley Madau
“Vampires were myths, childhood stories– as were werewolves, mermaids and dragons. I believed none of it.”
Ashley Madau

Rebecca Salas
“True pain teaches us to grow. You aren't finished yet. Dylan needs you.”
Rebecca Salas, Lullaby

Amanda Adam
“Mermaid lore spanned several ancient cultures, in fact, thought to have no connection at all. Ancient Assyrians, ancient Greeks, Celts, Babylonians – we are talking almost every culture and continent. Native Americans. Russia, parts of Africa, Australia – you name it.”
Amanda Adam, Merewif, the Mermaid Witch

Мирча Элиаде
“Вот я читаю по камешкам и узнаю, что ждет человека, который сел возле них или прямо на них. Потому что, как я понял, человек никогда не садится случайно. Каждый усаживается так, как ему на роду написано. Вы этого не замечали? Вот вы направляетесь к какому-то месту, вам кажется, что там красиво, и вы собираетесь там сесть, но вдруг замечаете, что рядом еще красивее. Вы садитесь, но вдруг понимаете, что вам там что-то не по душе, и вы пересаживаетесь на другое место, и вас вдруг охватывает радость, вы ложитесь на песок и чувствуете, что все прекрасно и весь мир принадлежит вам. Вы нашли себе место, которое было вам предназначено и которое ждало вас.”
Мирча Элиаде, Гадальщик на камешках

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