54 Best Waterfall Quotes and Captions (With Pics!)

Have you ever encountered a waterfall so magnificent that you lacked the words to describe it?

There is just something so poetic about waterfalls. Oftentimes, they leave you breathless — even wordless! For this very reason, coming up with captions for your waterfall pics on Instagram might be a bit tricky.

Need some help? Here are the best waterfall quotes and captions that this natural wonder deserves!

Short waterfall captions for Instagram

Sometimes, short and sweet quotes best highlight the glory of photographs. If your waterfall picture is grand in itself, its Instagram caption doesn’t need a lot of frills. These following captions are some of the best waterfall quotes for Instagram!

Run wild and free like a waterfall.

Anamika Mishra

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

Yosa Buson

Life is better with waterfalls.


Nature’s shower.


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

Tahereh Mafi

Keep close to nature’s heart.


Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.

Bob Ross

What finding paradise looks like.


Dreams are made of trails and waterfalls.


Adopt the pace of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The waterfall is nature’s laughter.


Inspirational waterfall quotes about life

Nature teaches us the most important lessons. These inspirational quotes about waterfalls and life are full of wisdom. So be ready to take down notes!

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. … And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.

Chris Evans

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


A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom. When they speak, the voice of power speaks.


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

Mikhail Lermontov

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

Vernon Howard

There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you.

Mehmet Murat İldan

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


A strong man and waterfall always channel their own path


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

Norman McLean

I love this quote from Norman McLean’s movie, A River Runs Through It (1992). It reminds me that while we may walk our own adventures, we will always be intertwined with one another. (The proverb right below this seems to be inspired by this movie quote, as well!)

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


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

Patrick Ness

Do not feel sad for your tears, as rocks never regret the waterfalls.

Munia Khan

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

Nicholas Sparks

When water falls, it flies.

Anthony T. Hincks

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

Kimberly McCreight

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

Jim Watkins

Because of this quote, I will never see waterfalls the same way again. Whenever I witness how water splashes against rocks, I only see how powerful nature is. Upon reading this quote, I realized that water is not necessarily a mighty force on its own — it actually draws its strength from flowing consistently.

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

Bruce Lee

Water is the most perfect traveler because when it travels it becomes the path itself!

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Annie Dillard

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

Mikhail Lermontov

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

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is one of my favorite authors of all time. I find his words intuitive — this quote from Everything Is Illuminated included.

Simple as this quote seems, it still resonates with me because I go through changes in life the same way. The first time I’m faced with change, I feel easily overwhelmed and challenged. But once I get used to it, it starts feeling like home.

I think the quote below this resembles the same thought. I like how this one shows a more optimistic tone. Personally, I think this quote encourages us to face our fears and go on new adventures. Wherever we land, we will surely find silver linings!

You cannot hear the waterfall if you stand next to it. I paint my jungles in the desert.


Quotes about waterfalls and love

Some of you might be looking for romantic waterfall captions for one reason or another. But, the following waterfall love quotes are not just about romance. Some of them talk about faith, while others talk about the intimacy one can have with nature. After all, love exists in different forms.

Your love is like a waterfall, running wild and free.

Chris Tomlin

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

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

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

Rishaanessa Hunt

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

Mary Pipher

Kiss me under a waterfall.


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

Mike May

Humorous waterfall captions

Instagram captions don’t need to be so serious all the time. Some of these funny waterfall captions still speak truth — but in an entertaining way! Others are just plain pun-ny, if you know what I mean.

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

Jack Barakat

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

Ellen DeGeneres

Water-falling in love with this place.


Livestreaming. Literally.


Chasing waterfalls.


Long and powerful waterfall quotes

These days, not everyone has the attention span for quotes that go beyond a sentence or two. Still, I can’t help but include these long and powerful waterfall quotes in this list.

If you’re looking for inspirational quotes about waterfalls, consider the following sayings.

You don’t have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets, or roses, but you do have the power to bless people with your words and smiles. You carry within you the power to make the world better.

Sharon G. Larsen

Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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 vantage point in a cave or depression in a rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood did a great job expressing the beauty of waterfalls in her novella, The Penelopiad.

Although this quote doesn’t particularly pertain to waterfalls, it still paints an exquisite picture of its movement. It communicates why waterfalls seem formidable — it is resilient and persevering.

We can be, too.

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

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

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

Nature truly reminds us that we are not alone in this world. The more I travel, the more I have faith that I am a part of something bigger than myself.

What an overwhelming — but comforting! — thought!

Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.

Hermann Hesse

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

There goes our list of best quotes and captions for waterfalls. I hope this helps you find the right words for your next Instagram post.

Comment down below to let us know if you have any more waterfall quotes you love!

Next, move on to read inspirational hiking quotes, or quotes about long drives and road trips.

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