65 Pond Quotes : Pond Sayings

These pond quotes will inspire you. A pond is a body of water usually smaller than a lake or a small body of still water formed naturally or by hollowing or embanking.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pond quotes, pond sayings, and pond proverbs.

Best Pond Quotes

  1. “So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life.” ~ Mary Oliver
  2. “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  3. “Looking at the pond, all I could think was that it is an incredivle thing, how a whole world can rise from what seems like nothing at all.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  4. “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change.” ~ Tim Cook

  5. “A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air. It is continually receiving new life and motion from above. It is intermediate in its nature between land and sky.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  6. “Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?” ~ Walt Disney
  7. “When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?” ~ Ralph Marston
  8. “Like a stone thrown into a pond, a good deed can create ripples that extend far beyond the initial splash.” ~ Jeanne Phillips

  9. “There are some delightful places in this world which have a sensual charm for the eyes. One loves them with a physical love. We people who are attracted by the countryside cherish fond memories of certain springs, certain woods, certain ponds, certain hills, which have become familiar sights and can touch our hearts like happy events. Sometimes indeed the memory goes back towards a forest glade, or a spot on a river bank or an orchard in blossom, glimpsed only once on a happy day, but preserved in our heart.” ~ Guy de Maupassant
  10. “In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world.” ~ Vince Poscente
  11. “Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.” ~ Percy Ross
  12. “You never knew about people, like you never knew how deep a pond was because all you saw was the top.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  13. “After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.” ~ Arthur Golden
  14. “When you make a decision and a commitment to do something good for yourself, it is like dropping a pebble in a pond. It has a rippling effect. The firmer the decision, the stronger the frequency and wider the range of things that will be reached.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  15. “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory.” ~ John J. Geddes
  16. “While some men believe in the infinite, some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  17. “Four ducks on a pond, / A grass-bank beyond, / A blue sky of spring, / White clouds on the wing: / What a little thing / To remember for years – / To remember with tears!.” ~ William Allingham
  18. “We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other’s souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others.” ~ Joan Z. Borysenko
  19. “I am no more lonely than the loon on the pond that laughs so loud.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
  20. “Swim out of your little pond.” ~ Rumi

  21. “We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends. Peace and warm-heartednes s can then spread through the community just as ripples radiate out across the water when you drop a pebble into a pond” ~ Dalai Lama
  22. “Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.” ~ Gene Hackman
  23. “Her eyes hold the pale moon in them, the way a still pond holds stars.” ~ Katherine Applegate
  24. “All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was.” ~ Claude Monet

  25. “You throw a stone into a deep pond. Splash. The sound is big, and it reverberates throughout the surrounding area. What comes out of the pond after that? All we can do is stare at the pond, holding our breath.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  26. “It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. “A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.” ~ Saul Bellow
  28. “Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

  29. “There’s nothing wrong with being happy somewhere, even if it’s the little pond you grew up in, as long as you are in fact comfortable vs. bored.” ~ Carolyn Hax
  30. “Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  31. “Never give children a chance of imagining that anything exists in isolation. Make it plain from the very beginning that all living is relationship. Show them relationships in the woods, in the fields, in the ponds and streams, in the village and in the country around it. Rub it in.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  32. “I have found it a singular luxury to talk across the pond to a companion on the opposite side.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  33. “Watersheds come in families; nested levels of intimacy… As you work upstream toward home, you’re more closely related. The big river is like your nation, a little out of hand. The lake is your cousin. The creek is your sister. The pond is her child. And, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, you’re married to your sink.” ~ Michael Parfit
  34. “It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  35. “The earth with yellow pearsAnd overgrown with roses wildUpon the pond is bent,And swans divine,With kisses drunkYou drop your headsIn the sublimely sobering water.But where, with winter come, am ITo find, alas, the floweres, and whereThe sunshineAnd the shadow of the world?Cold the walls standAnd the wordless, in the windThe weathercocks are rattling.” ~ Friedrich Holderlin
  36. “Music is an ocean, but the repertory is hardly even a lake; it is a pond.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  37. “A narrow pond would form in the orchard, water clear as air covering grass and black leaves and fallen branches, all around it black leaves and drenched grass and fallen branches, and on it, slight as an image in an eye, sky, clouds, trees, our hovering faces and our cold hands.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  38. “Man shouldn’t be able to see his own face – there’s nothing more sinister. Nature gave him the gift of not being able to see it, and of not being able to stare into his own eyes. Only in the water of rivers and ponds could he look at his face. And the very posture he had to assume was symbolic. He had to bend over, stoop down, to commit the ignominy of beholding himself. The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.” ~ Fernando Pessoa
  39. “Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear,
    Each secret fishy hope or fear.
    Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
    But is there anything Beyond?
    This life cannot be All, they swear,
    For how unpleasant, if it were!
    One may not doubt that, somehow, Good
    Shall come of Water and of Mud;
    And, sure, the reverent eye must see
    A Purpose in Liquidity.” ~ Rupert Brooke , Fish pond quotes
  40. “Love, we are a small pond.” ~ Maxine Kumin

  41. “When I was a kid, I felt like I could do anything and play anything. I just felt super-confident. And then, once I started to play music professionally, maybe it’s from being from a small town, but you grow up and then you’re suddenly a big fish in a small pond, and I realized that there were a billion other drummers out there that could play as good as you or better, and everybody wants that job.” ~ Patty Schemel
  42. “Even those who venture to dip a toe in the pond of risk never allow themselves to get used to the water.” ~ David Viscott
  43. “I often think that we are like the carp swimming contentedly in that pond. We live out our lives in our own “pond,” confident that our universe consists of only the familiar and the visible. We smugly refuse to admit that parallel universes or dimensions can exist next to ours, just beyond our grasp. If our scientists invent concepts like forces, it is only because they cannot visualize the invisible vibrations that fill the empty space around us. Some scientists sneer at the mention of higher dimensions because they cannot be conveniently measured in the laboratory.” ~ Michio Kaku
  44. “Old pond, leap-splash – a frog.” ~ Matsuo Basho

  45. “White Pond and Walden are great crystals on the surface of the earth, Lakes of Light…. They are too pure to have a market value;they contain no muck. How much more beautiful than our lives, how much more transparent than our characters are they! We never learned meanness of them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  46. “I don’t understand anything. Life is so strange. I feel like some one who’s lived all his life by a duck-pond and suddenly is shown the sea. It makes me a little breathless, and yet it fills me with elation. I don’t want to die, I want to live. I’m beginning to feel a new courage. I feel like one of those old sailors who set sail for undiscovered seas and I think my soul hankers for the unknown.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  47. “As our listeners will know, unless they’ve taken refuge at the bottom of a garden pond or somewhere similar, You-Know-Who’s strategy of remaining in the shadows is creating a nice little climate of panic.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  48. “If you purify the pond, the lilies die” ~ William Stafford

  49. “Boredom reigns on all levels. The rain is a welcome change. I have seen the pond swell and the creek surge. I press my palm against the glass, imagining the drops on my skin, imagining where they started out, where they will go, feeling them like a river, rushing, combining, becoming something greater than how they started out.” ~ Mary E. Pearson
  50. “I am your lover, come to my side, I will open the gate to your love. Come settle with me, let us be neighbors to the stars. You have been hiding so long, endlessly drifting in the sea of my love. Even so, you have always been connected to me. Concealed, revealed, in the unknown, in the un-manifest. I am life itself. You have been a prisoner of a little pond, I am the ocean and its turbulent flood. Come merge with me, leave this world of ignorance. Be with me, I will open the gate to your love.” ~ Rumi
  51. “Maybe we all have in us a secret pond where evil and ugly things germinate and grow strong. But this culture is fences, and the swimming brood climbs up only to fall back. Might it not be that in the dark pools of some men the evil grows strong enough to wriggle over the fence and swim free? Would not such a man be our monster, and are we not related to him in our own hidden water? It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.” ~ John Steinbeck
  52. “Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.” ~ Thomas Love Peacock

  53. “When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  54. “I will allow only my Lord to possess my sacred lotus pond, and every night you can make blossom in me flowers of fire.” ~ Huang E , Lotus pond quotes
  55. “Breaking the silence
    Of an ancient pond,
    A frog jumped into water –
    A deep resonance.” ~ Matsuo Basho
  56. “Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government.” ~ Graham Chapman

  57. “Anytime that is ‘betwixt and between’ or transitional is the faeries’ favorite time. They inhabit transitional spaces: the bottom of the garden, existing in a space between manmade cultivation and wilderness. Look for them in the space between nurture and nature, they are to be found at all boarders and boundaries, or on the edges of water where it is neither land nor lake, neither path nor pond. They come when we are half-asleep. They come at moments when we least expect them; when our rational mind balances with the fluid irrational.” ~ Brian Froud
  58. “The snow has left the cottage top;
    The thatch moss grows in brighter green;
    And eaves in quick succession drop,
    Where grinning icicles have been,
    Pit-patting with a pleasant noise
    In tubs set by the cottage door;
    While duck and geese, with happy joys,
    Plunge in the yard pond brimming over.
    The sun peeps through the window pane:
    Which children mark with laughing eye,
    And in the wet street steal again
    To tell each other spring is night.” ~ John Clare
  59. “For hours, in fall days, I watched the ducks cunningly tack and veer and hold the middle of the pond, far from the sportsman;… but what beside safety they got by sailing in the middle of Walden I do not know, unless they love its water for the same reason that I do.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  60. “Harvest moon: around the pond I wander and the night is gone.” ~ Matsuo Basho

  61. “Early religions were like muddy ponds with lots of foliage. Concealed there, the fish of the soul could splash and feed. Eventually, however, religions became aquariums. Then hatcheries. From farm fingerling to frozen fish stick is a short swim.” ~ Tom Robbins
  62. “Today I saw a guy who looked like me in a funhouse mirror. He looked at me like, Hey, that’s how I look reflected in the pond!” ~ Dana Gould
  63. “The ultimate source of energy, the sun is ready to set. The leaves of the blooming lotus flower in the pond are losing their lustre. A bumblebee, sitting on that lotus is enjoying the romantic pleasure and murmuring passionate songs.” ~ Manmohan Acharya
  64. “Gorgeous, amazing things come into our lives when we are paying attention: mangoes, grandnieces, Bach, ponds. This happens more often when we have as little expectation as possible. If you say, “Well, that’s pretty much what I thought I’d see,” you are in trouble. At that point you have to ask yourself why you are even here. […] Astonishing material and revelation appear in our lives all the time. Let it be. Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.” ~ Anne Lamott
  65. “Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality; for what shapes it is emotion, which can twist what seems clear, just as the surface of a pond seems to bend the stick thrust into the water.” ~ Sherwood Smith

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