100+ Waterfall Quotes and Waterfall Captions for Instagram

In this 100+ Waterfall Quotes and Waterfall Captions for Instagram article, we’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of inspiring waterfall quotes and placed our top favorite captions on nearly 20 beautiful waterfall photos. We’ve even included some inspiring quotes we wrote ourselves that you won’t be able to find on anyone else’s lists of waterfall sayings.

Whether you’re looking for a super short caption perfect for Instagram photos of waterfalls, or you’re a fan of longer, more poetic quotes about waterfalls, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got waterfall quotes about life and waterfall quotes about love. We’ve got peaceful waterfall quotes, powerful waterfall quotes, and everything else in between. All your favorites should be here. (If not, let us know, and we’ll add it!) You can also use the heading below for a full guided list on how to navigate this page if you’re only looking for a specific topic.

Our Fav Quotes about Falls

Inside this article, you’ll find over 100 of our most-loved waterfall quotes and Instagram captions, including:

100 Waterfall Quotes and Waterfall Captions for Instagram

Chasing Waterfalls Quotes and Captions

“Chasing Waterfalls. Be back never.” ― Unknown

“We are all naturally seekers of wonders. We travel far to see the majesty of old ruins, the venerable forms of the hoary mountains, great waterfalls, and galleries of art. And yet the world’s wonder is all around us; the wonder of setting suns, and evening stars, of the magic spring-time, the blossoming of the trees, the strange transformations of the moth.” ― Albert Pike

“He turns on the radio and it’s that goddamn song that’s on the radio all the time this summer, the one about chasing waterfalls. No one chases a waterfall. You go for a swim and next thing you know, the current catches you and throws you right over.” ― Laura Lippman, Sunburn

“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, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Waterfall Quotes About Life

Waterfall Quotes About Life - "It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things." Waterfall Caption for Instagram

“What does it feel like to be alive? Living, you stand under a waterfall. You leave the sleeping shore deliberately; you shed your dusty clothes, pick your barefoot way over the high, slippery rocks, hold your breath, choose your footing, and step into the waterfall. The hard water pelts your skull, bangs in bits on your shoulders and arms. The strong water dashes down beside you and you feel it along your calves and thighs rising roughly backup, up to the roiling surface, full of bubbles that slide up your skin or break on you at full speed. Can you breathe here? Here where the force is the greatest and only the strength of your neck holds the river out of your face. Yes, you can breathe even here. You could learn to live like this. And you can, if you concentrate, even look out at the peaceful far bank where you try to raise your arms. What a racket in your ears, what a scattershot pummeling! It is time pounding at you, time. Knowing you are alive is watching on every side your generation’s short time falling away as fast as rivers drop through air, and feeling it hit.” ― Annie Dillard, An American Childhood

“Our lives can be compared to beautiful streams, which are destined to flow, grow in majesty to create wonderful features such as cascading waterfalls, and give nourishment and life to those in its path.” ― Inshan Meahjohn

“The ordinary-sized stuff which is our lives, the things people write poetry about – clouds, daffodils, waterfalls, what happens in a cup of coffee when the cream goes in – these things are full of mystery, as mysterious to us as the heavens were to the Greeks.” ― Tom Stoppard

“We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

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

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

“We say that life is sweet, its satisfactions deep. All this we say, as we sleepwalk our time through years of days and nights. We let time cascade over us like a waterfall, believing it to be never-ending. Yet each day that touches us, and every man in the world is unique; irredeemable; over. And just another Monday.” ― Josephine Hart

Peaceful Waterfall Quotes

“There is something so peaceful and daintily beautiful in the entrancing movements of the waterfall, embracing gravity in a dance of love.” ― bodhinku

“When I was walking in the mountains with the Japanese man and began to hear the water, he said, ‘What is the sound of the waterfall?’ ‘Silence,’ he finally told me.” ― Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

“Like the waterfall, let things flow as they need to be, fall where they need to go…Then listen to its rhythmic silence, and fall into its peaceful melody.” ― bodhinku

“Look for yourself in the waterfall — still for just a moment before moving on again.” ― Unknown

Inspirational Quotes About Waterfalls

Some of these inspirational quotes are short enough to make great waterfall captions for Instagram as well!

Inspirational Quotes About Waterfalls - "Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream." Waterfall Caption for Instagram

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

“Swimming against the current is not idiotic if the waters are racing toward a waterfall.” ― Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un texto implicito: Seleccion

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

Inspirational Quotes About Waterfalls

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

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

“A strong person and a waterfall always carve their own path.” — Unknown

 “Do not feel sad for your tears, as rocks never regret the waterfalls.” ― Munia Khan

Beautiful Waterfall Quotes

Beautiful Waterfall Quotes and Captions

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

“Look with open eyes, and you will see the beauty of the waterfall.” — Anthony Hincks

“There were wonders here as well. He had seen sunlight flashing on icy thin waterfalls as they plunged over the lips of sheer stone cliffs, and a mountain meadow full of autumn wildflowers, blue coldsnaps and bright scarlet frostfires and stands of piper’s grass in russet and gold. He had peered down ravines so deep and black they seemed certain to end in some hell, and he had ridden his garron over a wind-eaten bridge of natural stone with nothing but sky to either side. Eagles nested in the heights and came down to hunt the valleys, circling effortlessly on great blue-grey wings that seemed almost part of the sky.” ― George R.R. Martin

“Above them, a waterfall tumbled from a clifftop as high as a church steeple. The water fell in milky blue strands, shooting spray in the air that danced in rainbows of gold, pink, and blue.” – Martine Bailey, A Taste for Nightshade

“My favourite pool is located in a remote valley in the eastern Lake District, surrounded by vine-hung cliffs and slippery boulders. It has a torrential sheet waterfall at one end and is almost black in colour, so it appears bottomless, a portal to nowhere.” ― Sarah Hall

Positive Waterfall Quotes

“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.” ― Sharon Larsen

“There’s nobody living who couldn’t stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall.” ― Agnes Martin

“I keep my gratitude in my smile, a glistening waterfall in the sun.” ― Sanober Khan

Waterfall Love Quotes

A few of these waterfall love quotes are short enough to make great waterfall captions for Instagram couples as well!

Waterfall Love Quotes for Instagram Captions - “Your love is like a waterfall, running wild and free."  ― Chris Tomlin

“Your love is like a waterfall, running wild and free.” ― Chris Tomlin

“Because even if you spend your life chasing the immaterial, listening to the most exquisite classical music and getting drunk off of stunning vistas of mountains and waterfalls, all of it isn’t worth a dime if you aren’t sharing it with someone. Everything amounts to that. True, we must experience most things in solitude to grow, create, destroy and grow again, but our pleasure and joy reaches a threshold in isolation. It is the worst thing to become an island. One must become the whole world.” ― Kamand Kojouri

“She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through.” – Virginia Woolf

“I love you like a river that understands that it must learn to flow differently over waterfalls and to rest in the shallows.” ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Waterfall Love Quotes

“They met in the library searching for old Sidney Sheldon books. Her silence and calmness drew her to him. His brooding nature drew him to her. Conversations flowed like the waters of a water-fall! And every time they met their conversations sparked flames like the forest caught in a wild fire! ― Avijeet Das

“Under the waterfall, take your time. I don’t mind if we stay in the rain. These liquid skies will show the way.” ― The Avener

Waterfall Love Quotes for Instagram Captions - "Under the waterfall, take your time. I don't mind if we stay in the rain. These liquid skies will show the way." Waterfall Quotes and Waterfall Captions for Instagram

“Have you ever stood where a stream spills into a river? The two become one. They laugh over the stones together, twist through the sharp canyons together, plunge down the waterfalls together. It is the same when a man and woman love one another.” ― Catherine Anderson, Comanche Moon

“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.” ― Edwidge Danticat

We also have a separate article with over 200 Instagram Captions About Love, so if you’re in the mood for more romance, be sure to head there next!

Powerful Waterfall Quotes

“We hiked a winding path that sharply descended to the feet of a thundering waterfall long after the sun had slipped behind the sleepy horizon, leaving the entire scene both dark and mysterious. And as we approached, the sound of such an immense but entirely hidden power that effortlessly shook the night itself was oddly terrifying but stunningly magical at the same time.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

“We made our way to the very edge of the cliff and looked down. We could hear the water dashing, splashing and roaring as if angry at the small space through which it was forced to pass.” ― Sallie Hester, Diary of Sallie Hester.

Waterfall Quotes Written By Adventure Dragon (that’s us!)

These are waterfall captions and quotes that we made up ourselves or have said at one time or another during our travels with Adventure Dragon.

Peaceful Waterfall Quotes - Waterfalls are magical

“Waterfalls are magical. When you sit beside one, you take its solace into yourself, and it becomes you. You are tranquility. You are vapor in the wind.” ― Adventure Dragon

“I lost myself and found her again inside the waterfall.” ― Adventure Dragon

“Dreams come alive when you sit beside the waterfall.” ― Adventure Dragon

“The waterfall changes me. I am tranquility. I am vapor in the wind.” ― Adventure Dragon

“I left my worries at the foot of the waterfall and watched them wash away in the mist.” ― Adventure Dragon

“Sitting beside the waterfall, I am tranquility. I am vapor in the wind.” ― Adventure Dragon

Life is Like a Waterfall Quotes

“Life is like a waterfall. It is always moving and there is always an uneven flow to it.” ― Unknown.

“Life is a waterfall
We’re one in the river and one again after the fall
Swimming through the void, we hear the word
We lose ourselves, but we find it all” ― Aerials, System of a Down

Quotes About Waterfalls and Dreams

These waterfall captions about dreams and dreamers are some of our favorite quotes of all!

Waterfall Quotes about Dreaming and Dreams

“One day I asked my mother, ‘Mom, where’s my dreaming place?’ And she took me up in the hills and showed me a waterfall.” ― Pauline Gordon, Aboriginal Bunjalung tribe Australia

“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

“Tell your dream to the waterfall.” — Sellâle

Short Waterfall Quote about Dreams - "Tell your dream to the waterfall." Waterfall Captions for Instagram

The Music Of Waterfalls Quotes

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

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

“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 glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” ― John Muir

“Owls hoot in B flat, cuckoos in D, but the water ousel sings in the voice of the stream. She builds her nest back of the waterfalls so the water is a lullaby to the little ones. Must be where they learn it.” ― Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary

Spiritual Quotes About Waterfalls

“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

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

“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

“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. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.” ― Chris Evans

Waterfall Captions for Instagram

Waterfall Captions for Instagram - Happiness comes in rushes

“Happiness comes in rushes.” — Unknown

“The water is calling and I must go.“ — Unknown

“Tripping on skies, sipping on waterfalls.” — Unknown

“I am like a waterfall – wild and free!” — Unknown

“Dreams are made of trails and waterfalls.” — Unknown

Chasing Waterfalls

Nature’s Shower

Wild, beautiful, and free.

Waterfall Instagram Captions We Wrote Ourselves

“All Day Long: Waterfall-ing in Love.” — Adventure Dragon

“There’s gold at the foot of the waterfall. Find it and shine.” — Adventure Dragon

“Waterfall Bliss. Nature’s Kiss.” — Adventure Dragon

“Water Flows. Happiness grows.” — Adventure Dragon

“Find me at the foot of the waterfall.” — Adventure Dragon

“Water is falling. Tranquility is calling.” — Adventure Dragon

“Misty skies, dew-kissed lives.” — Adventure Dragon

Short Waterfall Quotes for Instagram

“Run wild and free like a waterfall.” — Anamika Mishra

“I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents.” – Tahereh Mafi

Short Waterfall Quotes for Instagram Captions - "I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents."

“Tell your dream to the waterfall.” — Sellâle

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

Short Waterfall Quotes and Short Waterfall Captions for Instagram - "There's hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall."

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

“Every teardrop is a waterfall.” — Coldplay

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

Short Waterfall Quotes and Waterfall Captions for Instagram - "Just let go and fall like a little waterfall."

“The waterfall winks at every passerby.” – Marty Rubin

Funny Waterfall Quotes

“In America, one sure sign of success is the presence of an unnecessary waterfall in a person’s yard.” ― Demetri Martin

“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

Water Captions for Instagram

These short quotes directly reference water instead of waterfalls, but we still think they make great waterfall captions for Instagram pics because they fit so perfectly and are some of our favorites!

Water Captions for Instagram - "Water your roots so your soul can blossom."

“Water your roots so your soul can blossom.” — Unknown

“The water tells none of its secrets.” — Nikos Engonopoulos

“When water falls, it flies.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

More Water Quotes That Make Great Captions for Waterfall Pics

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

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

Waterfall Puns for Instagram Captions

Waterfall Puns and Short Waterfall Captions for Instagram

Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.

I fell in love with the waterfall pretty rapid-ly.

Just gushing with happiness.

Watery waiting for? Jump in!

Guys, I think I might be an aqua-holic.

I’ve never mist a chance to see a waterfall.

Let’s make some pour decisions at the waterfall!

Pleased to make your aqua-taince, Sir Waterfall.

Waterfalls: The Original Live-streaming

Well water you know: I’m addicted to waterfalls.

Fall-ing in love, one waterfall at a time.

Water you looking at? I think it’s clear to see.

Do you think waterfalls are too main-stream?

Inspirational Waterfall Quotes for Women

If you’re looking for an Instagram waterfall caption specifically for empowering women, then the first quote here is our favorite choice!

Inspirational Waterfall Quotes for Women - "She'll carry on through it all. She's a waterfall." Short Waterfall Caption for Instagram

“She’ll carry on through it all. She’s a waterfall.” ― Unknown

“She is magic! A truly adventurous woman with a gypsy soul. Powered by coffee, dark chocolate and wild water. You’ll find her chasing full moons, exploring waterfalls, forests and oceans.” ― JefaWild

“She is the sweet fragrance,
The magic of the dusk,
The cloud in the waterfall,
The drops spilled as dew,
Rays filtering in the morning.”
― Jyoti Patel, The Forest of Feelings

Best Quote About Waterfalls and the Power of Imagination

“The most stupendous scenery ceases to be sublime when it becomes distinct, or in other words limited, and the imagination is no longer encouraged to exaggerate it. The actual height and breadth of a mountain or a waterfall are always ridiculously small; they are the imagined only that content us.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Waterfall Quotes About Meditation

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

“Another way to look at meditation is to view the process of thinking itself as a waterfall, a continual cascading of thought. In cultivating mindfulness, we are going beyond or behind our thinking, much the way you might find a vantagepoint in a cave or depression in the rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.” ― Fulton J. Sheen

Nature Waterfall Quotes

“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. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” ― Terence McKenna

“In nature, crying is okay. Waterfalls cry all the time.” ― A.S. King, Reality Boy

 “On one Shenandoah trip, while we were resting at a waterfall, eating our chocolate-covered granola bars and watching the water pummel the rocks below, he said, “See, Carine? That’s the purity of nature. It may be harsh in its honesty, but it never lies to you.” ― Carine McCandless, The Wild Truth: A Memoir

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

“The countryman, on the other hand walks out into the verdant meadows, into an atmosphere clear and pure, and as he breaths it into his lungs some unknown power streams through his limbs, invigorating body and soul. The peace in nature fills his mind with calm and cheer, the bright green grass under his feet awakens a sense of beauty, almost of reverence. In the fragrance that is borne so sweetly to his nostrils, in the quietude that broods so blissfully around him, there is comfort and rest. The hillsides, the dingles, the waterfalls, and the mountains are all friends of his childhood, and never to be forgotten.” ― Halldór Laxness, Independent People

“Wind varies in its emotional effect on humans depending on ions in the atmosphere. A hot, dry, dusty wind-generates positive ions that cause increased tension and irritability…on the other hand, waterfalls, pounding surf, and the aftermath of a thunderstorm release negative ions that clear airborne particles, relieve stress, and boost energy.”
― Belden C. Lane, The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

“When free from modern life’s clouding distractions, and released from its obstinate grasp—one can tune into nature’s wavelength and experience her every breath, from the bobbing flight of a wagtail to the thundering cascade of a waterfall, as a new thrill. In these timeless moments, as one receives pulse after exhilarating pulse from the ecospheric orchestra, philosophy becomes redundant, just as life’s meaning is made abundantly clear.” ― Joe Gray, 

More Waterfall Captions and Quotes

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

“The vast waterfall of history pours down, and a few obituarists fill teacups with the stories.” ― Marilyn Johnson

“Cold, impossible, ahead
Lifts the mountain’s lovely head
Whose white waterfall could bless
Travellers in their last distress.” ― Wystan Hugh Auden

“It was a world of acts, and words had no more influence on acts than the sound of a waterfall has on the flow of the stream.” ― Kim Stanley.

“in the delicate dance of the waterfall, falling is the most wonderful thing” ― bodhinku

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

“Questioning the origin of music is like asking why the breeze is soothing, why you shiver in exhilaration when the spray from the waterfall hits you.” ― Ilaiyaraaja

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

“I was that waterfall in winter,
I was there but frozen
I couldn’t reach you, knowing
You were waiting down the river”
― Aisling Magic, Silent Music

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