Nautical Quotes

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!"
-Johnathan Winters

"To young men contemplating a voyage I'd say go"
-Joshua Slocum

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."
-Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover." -Mark Twain

"But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought."
- Ernest Hemingway, Old Man and the Sea (describing the ocean)

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people"

"Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready"
- Ernest Hemingway

"That's the one thing wrong with our way of life. [sailing/crusing] You meet wonderful people who invite you into their lives. Then before you know it, it's time to leave"
- Lin Pardey
"Maybe that's good, we stay long enough to learn the good things about people and we leave before they learn our faults or we learn theirs"
-Larry Pardey

"Today; Yachtsman all over the world are perpetuating the traditional skills of the romantic era of sail that are their rightful heritage."
-Hervey Garrett Smith

"It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."
-Sir Francis Drake

"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk."
-Sir Francis Chichester

"Wind is to us what money is to life on shore."
-Sterling Hayden

"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
-Grace Murray Hopper

"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
-Ernest Hemingway

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity."
-Albert Einstein

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