Waterfall Quotes | 150+ of the best waterfall captions and sayings

While iconic band, TLC, might implore you not to ‘go chasing waterfalls’, we’re big fans of the falls. We’ve gone waterfall chasing in many places around the world – from the Munduk Waterfalls in Indonesia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to the mighty falls of the Krka National Park in Croatia. With that all in mind, we think we know a thing or two about them, and we’re kinda obsessed with waterfall quotes.

So, in case you’re looking for a bumper list of the best waterfall quotes, or just some waterfall one liners, we’ve put together this list of over 150 of the best quotes about waterfalls, perfect for everything from your Facebook wall to your Instagram feed.

All the best waterfall quotes for Instagram

Best Waterfall Quotes

In a hurry and just want to get the best captions for your waterfall pics? Look no further – here are our favourite ten waterfall quotes:

  1. A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks! Mehmet Murat Ildan
  2. Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls. Munia Khan
  3. Do not seek water, get thirst. Rumi
  4. Emerald slopes became so tall they touched the clouds, and showers painted diamond waterfalls that sluiced down cliff sides. Victoria Kahler, Capturing the Sunset
  5. For an instant, silence, noisier than a waterfall. Salman Rushdie
  6. 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
  7. Run wild and free like a waterfall. Anamika Mishra
  8. There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you! Mehmet Murat Ildan
  9. 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.
  10. Your love is like a waterfall running wild and free. Chris Tomlin

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Famous quotes about waterfalls

Often celebrities just say it best. Whether it’s famous authors, or iconic TV personalities, it’s worth using a famous quote for your waterfall snap. Try on one of these for size:

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. John Muir

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

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

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. Nicholas Sparks

Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. Bob Ross

Mist to mist drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return. Kamand Kojouri

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. Mel Brooks

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

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

With meditation, I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts. Mary Pipher

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Chasing Waterfalls Quotes

Need a love is like a waterfall quote? Or a really great quote for your waterfall-chasing pursuits? We’ve delivered up a heap of the best below:

… the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of the past, not the shadow of the future. Hermann Hesse

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

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

I feel like water that transforms from a flowing river to a tranquil lake to a powerful waterfall to a freshwater spring to a meandering creek to a salty sea to raindrops gentle on your face to hard, stinging hail to frost on a mountaintop, and back to a river again. María Virginia Farinango

Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Water is the perfect traveler because when it travels, it becomes the path itself! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Water-falling in love with this place.

While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom! Mehmet Murat Ildan

You can catch me by the river.

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

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Waterfall Quotes about Life

What is it about waterfalls that make them such a metaphor for everyday life? We don’t know the answer, but we do have all the quotes! Use one of these brilliant waterfall quotes to get your point across:

And listen to the faucets, like the rush of a waterfall heard through thick woods just as the birds began to sing early one morning years ago in the hills outside Florence. Kevin Prufer

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 the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. John Muir

God is discovered entirely through creation – the brilliance of a sunset, the powerful roar of a waterfall, the symphony of sounds you hear in the heart of the forest, or the vastness of space and its countless stars. Benjamin F Sullivan

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

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

Life is naked. A nude body is the truest and noblest symbol of life. If I draw a mountain as a heap of human forms and paint a waterfall in the shape of tumbling human bodies, it is because I see in the mountain a heap of living things, and in the waterfall a precipitate current of life. Kahlil Gibran

Mountain-rose petals, Falling, falling, falling now…Waterfall music. Matsuo Basho

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

No one ever steps into the same river twice. Heraclitus

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There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

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

To be silent for a waterfall means to die! And for people who shout out the truth in all circumstances, it is the same thing to be silent! Mehmet Murat Ildan

We all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through. Unknown

We start in different places, but in the end, we all meet at the waterfall.

When the moonlight and the waterfall come together, all other things fade from the scene! Mehmet Murat Ildan

When we feel stuck, look at the sky. The clouds remind us that everything changes.

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.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

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.

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Waterfall captions for adventurers

Often a waterfall can only be found off the beaten track. Chasing waterfalls is often the pastime of adventurers, making it pretty apt if you use an adventure-related caption! Here are a few to choose from:

Canoe + waterfall = I don’t go camping anymore. Demetri Martin

For a second, I was almost jealous of the clouds. Kamila Shamsie

Happiness comes in rushes.

Hike more, worry less.

I abseiled down the front of the waterfall. Ellen Read, An Ordinary Man

I am like a waterfall: Wild and free.

I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.

Look with open eyes and you will see the beauty of waterfall. Anthony Hincks

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

Not complaining about this view.

I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents. Tahereh Mafi

My desert soul erupts with turquoise water, floods and cascades and waterfalls rushing in around my rocky parts, pushing and reshaping and filling every hidden dark spot. Kiersten White

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Motivational and Positive Waterfall Quotes

As the famous quote says: Great things are over every fall and around every bend. Try out one of these great motivational quotes about waterfalls, perfect to lift anyone’s mood:

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

A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.

A strong person and a waterfall always carve their own path.

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

If you are flexible, falling will not hurt you. Mehmet Murat Ildan

Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. Bob Ross

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

Great things are over every fall and around every bend.

I shift an infinitesimal movement towards him. It is like the leap from a waterfall. I do not know, until then, what I am going to do. Madeline Miller

If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations. Charles M. Schulz

The power of a waterfall is nothing but a lot of drips working together.

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

The sun always shines above the clouds. Paul F. Davis

There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud. Bruce Beresford

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

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

Waterfall quotes about nature

Need some frozen waterfall quotes? Or a quote to capture the essence of visiting a waterfall on a hot summer’s day? Here are some captivating quotes about waterfalls, perfect for a nature shot:

Adopt the pace of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank

I’ve got nature vibes.

Keep close to nature’s heart.

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them. John Ruskin

Nature is the art of God. Dante Alighieri

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.

Nature never goes out of style.

OK Mother Nature, I see you flexing.

Someone caught the nature bug. And that someone would be me.

Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci

Waterfalls are nature’s waterslide.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Powerful Waterfall Quotes

There is something about all that gushing water that points to the sheer strength of a waterfall. With that in mind, we’ve collected a few quotes about the power of waterfalls, for you to use:

A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power!

All anyone can hope for is just a tiny bit of love, like a drop in a cup if you can get it, or a waterfall, a flood, if you can get that too.

By the time we arrived, as evening was approaching, I felt as sore as a rock must feel when the waterfall has pounded on it all day long.

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.

God is discovered entirely through creation – the brilliance of a sunset, the powerful roar of a waterfall, the symphony of sounds you hear in the heart of the forest, or the vastness of space and its countless stars.

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.

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

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

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

Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Funny Waterfall Captions

Need a quote to make someone giggle? We thought we’d serve up some great humorous waterfall captions for you to use:

Behind every cloud is another cloud. Judy Garland

Don’t go to restaurants that have waterfalls if you have a kidney condition. Alan King

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

Sorry, TLC. I chased the waterfall.

Water you doing today?

Water you up to? Nothing much, just chasing this waterfall.

Watery waiting for? Let’s go already!

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

You don’t always get the waterfall shortcut in Mario Kart. That’s life. Jack Barakat

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Captions for Waterfall Pics

Don’t necessarily need a famous quote? You could always just go for some Instagram captions or a waterfall saying fit for Facebook. Here are a few of our favourites:

A beautiful distraction.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all. But I think you’re moving too fast. TLC

Falling in love with this place.

Go wherever you feel most alive.

Go with the flow.

Home is where the water is.

I am like a waterfall, wild and free.

It’s all water over the falls.

It’s all downhill from here.

Just gushing with joy.

Just let go and fall like a little waterfall.

Life is like a waterfall – always moving.

Like a river, life doesn’t flow backward.

Not every paradise is tropical.

Sometimes, all you need is a change in scenery.

The higher you climb, the better the view.

The water is calling and I must go.

Waterfalls are exciting because they have power, they have rainbows, they have songs, and they have boldness and craziness! Mehmet Murat ildan

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More Waterfalls Quotes

None of the above waterfall quotes tickled your fall-tripping fancy? There are loads more to choose from – just take your pick from these sayings about waterfalls:

I was disappointed with Niagara—most people must be disappointed with Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life. Oscar Wilde

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eiseley

Over the course of the Earth’s history, waterfalls as grand as Niagara have come and gone without any human witnesses. So, in geological terms, our love affair with Niagara has been as fleeting as it has been intense. And today, the future of this relationship rests firmly in our own hands. Narrator (Naked Planet)

Praised be my Lord, for our sister water. Francis of Assisi

The cold and crystal-clear water, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul. El Fuego

The fall of your hair is rushing through my head like elegant waterfalls repeatedly dancing down into an open riverbed. Curtis Tyrone Jones

The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun. Nikola Tesla

The waterfall winks at every passer-by. Marty Rubin

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

These are the Victoria Falls, the brightest trinket. In the globe-trotter’s box of well-worn curios. William Plomer

What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent. Henry David Thoreau

You know you are in Africa at Victoria Falls because there is nothing any place to keep you from stepping off into the cataract, not a handrail, not an inch of barbed wire… the falls represent death for the taking. Norman Rush

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. Henry Thoreau

Increasing Instagram engagement on your Waterfall Quotes

So, you’ve made it to the end – almost – of our rundown of the best waterfall quotes. We couldn’t leave it there without saying a few words about using these quotes on social media, particularly on Instagram.

If you do decide to use one of these epic waterfall quotes for your IG feed, we wanted to impart a little bit of advice!


So, yes, you’ve got an awesome quote for your waterfall Instagram caption. But is it enough? Here are a few ideas on how to increase engagement through a compelling caption:

  • Try to write the rest of your caption in your own ‘voice’. Social media is increasingly about authenticity!
  • Keep it simple and short. People are time-poor, and don’t really want to scroll. Remember that when writing your caption and try to keep it brief.
  • Ask questions! One of the easiest trick in the Instagram book is to ask an open-ended question at the end of your caption. Something like: ‘what’s the most beautiful waterfall you’ve ever seen?’ could work well.


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So, what did you think of our Guide to Waterfall Quotes? Has it got you itching to go chase more waterfalls? We hope we’ve covered all the quotes you were looking for but, if not, please do drop a comment below, or just get in touch.

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