Last Updated on March 20, 2022 by Afsar

As a frequent kayaker, I frequently share inspirational canoeing and kayaking quotes on my Instagram stories. This morning it occurred to me that I should write a post about the best kayaking quotes so that my fellow kayakers can be as trendy as I am. So I began looking for the best kayaking and canoeing quotes to compile this list. It turns out there are a lot of famous people who have some saying about kayaking and canoeing. Call it motivational quotes, clever catchphrases, or quips, we just have the finest kayaking quotes to share with you.

Kayak Quotes

  1. “Kayak more, worry less.” – Author unknown
  2. “Live, love, paddle.” – Author unknown
  3. “The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling. (Varys)” – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
  4. “The two best reasons to buy a kayak rather than just renting are sunsets and sunrises.” – Thomas P. Jones
  5. “yes, I do have a retirement plan. I plan on paddling.” – Author unknown
  6. “Stress is caused by not enough kayaking.” – Author unknown
  7. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a kayak and that’s kind of the same thing.” – Author unknown
  8. “Do I want to go kayaking again? For shore.” – Author unknown
  9. “Kayaking is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” – Author unknown
  10. “Life is simple. Just keep paddling.” – Author unknown
  11. “Home is where the dog and the kayak are.” – Author unknown
  12. “Yes, I do have a retirement plan. I plan on kayaking.” -Author unknown
  13. “I’d rather be kayaking.” – Author unknown
  14. “Kayaking is my therapy.” – Author unknown
  15. “I don’t need therapy, I just need to go kayaking.” – Author unknown
  16. “If in doubt, paddle out.” – Author unknown
  17. “Keeping it reel in my kayak.” – Author unknown
  18. “Paddles up, people.” – Author unknown
  19. “Let’s kayak where the WiFi is weak.” – Author unknown
  20. “I’d rather be kayaking'” – Author unknown
  21. “Born to kayak forced to work”. – Author unknown

Canoe Quotes

  1. “Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it’s good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.” – Burt Shavitz
  2. “Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” – Henry David Thoreau
  3. “Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.” – Henry David Thoreau
  4. “Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal.” – Pierre Trudeau
  5. “What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.” – Pierre Trudeau
  6. “If there’s a place, Canoe there.” – Brent Kelly
  7. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” – Katharine Hepburn
  8. “A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  9. “Love many, trust few, but always paddle your own canoe.” -American proverb
  10. “I’ve always thought that you should concentrate on paddling your own canoe.” – John Dos Passos
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