65 Shark Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration and Motivation

Sharks ruling the vast blue oceans are truly majestic creatures.

They often have an undeserved reputation for being ferocious, which overshadows their distinctive beauty and vital significance in marine ecosystems.

Shark behavior and traits could offer humans valuable life lessons.

Sharks, for example, constantly pursue their victim, never giving up until they accomplish their goal.

This matches the human pursuit of objectives and ambitions, teaching us to pursue our dreams with tenacity and without surrender.


Sharks represent vitality and active participation in life and they inspire us to do the same.

Sharks are terrifying predators due to their outstanding speed and power as some of the ocean’s most formidable animals.

Their agility and quickness represent the ability to adapt and respond quickly to life’s challenges.

Here are some of the most inspiring shark quotes.

Top 10 Shark Quotes


Sharks hug with their mouths. ~ Unknown.


In a world full of fish be a shark. ~ Unknown.


Sharks are naturally peaceful. ~ George Wing.

A shark can smell blood. ~ Sydney Newman.

Sharks are intelligent creatures. ~ Ronnie Christensen.

I’ve swum with great white sharks. ~ Rob James-Collier.

You don’t have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than the person you’re with. ~ Kevin Nealon.

Humans are a much greater threat to sharks than sharks are to humans. ~ Nicholas Boxer.

But as they say about sharks, it’s not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it’s the ones you don’t see. ~ David Blaine.

When you enter the ocean you enter the food chain, and not always at the top. ~ Unknown.

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Famous Shark Quotes

For an actor, its great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them. ~ Michael Douglas.

For a photographer, sharks are a stirring subject, possessing a perfect blend of grace and power. ~ Brian Skerry.

I’ve seen sharks in the ocean, it hasn’t made me get out of the ocean; that’s for sure. ~ Luke Hemsworth.

It looks like I’m this huge shark going in for the kill…I don’t know what I was thinking. ~ David Gest.

Some people like being a big fish in a small pond, others a ferocious shark in the ocean, I rather be the ocean. In the end, fish die. ~ Behdad Sami.

I’m afraid of sharks – but only in a water situation. ~ Demetri Martin.

Sharks are winners, and they don’t look back because they have no necks. Necks are for sheep. ~ David X. Cohen.

Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain. ~ Peter Benchley.

Best Shark Quotes

Sharks don’t have scales. ~ Dick Wolf.

Sharks have been swimming the oceans unchallenged for thousands of years; chances are, the species that roams corporate waters will prove just as hardy. ~ Eric Gelman.

Sharks – They’re not so bad. If a stranger entered my house wearing only a speedo, l’d probably attack him too. ~ Unknown.


Live every week like it’s shark week. ~ Tracy Morgan.

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, And he shows them pearly white. Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear, And he keeps them out of sight. ~ Kurt Weill.

Sharks aren’t the monsters we make them out to be. ~ Yasmine Hamdi.

The only thing on the mind of a shark is to eat. ~ Lil Wayne.

I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks. ~ Rihanna.

I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks. ~ Don Johnson.

Inspiring Shark Quotes

If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

We have been shark to one another, but also lifeboat. ~ Unknown.

Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks. ~ Peter Benchley.


Sharks are like dogs. They only bite when you touch their private parts. ~ Rob Schneider.

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs. ~ Peter Benchley.


I’m always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don’t rest. ~ Nile Rodgers.

You’re more likely to drown in the sea of sameness than get eaten by a shark while navigating new waters. ~ Amy Jo Martin.

Motivational Shark Quotes


Advice from a shark—take a bite out of life. Stay active. Fin for yourself. Live Fiercely. Stay sharp! ~ Unknown.

Sharks are really serious animals. They’ve been around longer than dinosaurs. They’re basically prehistoric killing machines, and that’s terrifying and fascinating, at the same time. ~ Sara Paxton.

I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. ~ Woody Allen.

In the end, my love for surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks. ~ Bethany Hamilton.


All sharks were born swimming. ~ Rebecca McNutt.

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.

Are you a man with a conscience, or just a shark who will die when you stop moving forward? ~ Roderick Vincent.


If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one. ~ Tea Leoni.

Be a Shark Quotes

The chances of that shark attacking you in any way is so remote. The sea should be enjoyed, the animals in it. When you see a shark underwater, you should say, ‘How lucky I am to see this beautiful animal in his environment!’ ~ Eugenie Clark.


People don’t need to be scared. I tickle sharks. I do, when they swim by. ~ Michael Muller.

Sharks are being driven to extinction because people want to eat their fins and their flesh. ~ Barbara Block.

You know the most dangerous thing in the water? A shark fart. ~ Gary Busey.

Always you have to train yourself to swim with sharks. ~ Sivaprakash Sidhu.


Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. ~ Munia Khan.

Sharks don’t target human beings, and they certainly don’t hold grudges. ~ Peter Benchley.

Powerful Shark Quotes

I’ve never been bitten by a shark, though God knows I had to poke a lot of them in the nose. ~ Scott Glenn.

French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries. ~ Robert Kiyosaki.


Interesting fact: a shark will only attack you if you’re wet. ~ Sean Lock.

There’s still a lot of people out there who think the only good shark is a dead shark. ~ Brain Skerry.

Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don’t. ~ Peter Benchley.


By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop. ~ Brad Pitt.

Deep Shark Quotes

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. ~ Siddharta Gautama.

Pigs eat more tuna than all the planet’s sharks combined. ~ Paul Watson.


Passion, for me, is like a shark – it never stops moving. ~ Jack White.

I have a ridiculous fear of sharks but I’d jump in the water in a second for an amazing role. ~ Kate Mara.

The shark has its head to the west and tail to the east, very much the way the Indians would put a human in the ground. ~ Bob Carr.


Sharks are the criminals of the sea. Dolphins are the outlaws. ~ Tom Robbins.

So these were the 65 top quotes about Shark.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Quit Smoking quotes and Flying quotes.


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Chandan Negi
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