Sailing Quotes And Sayings – Some Funny, Some Inspirational


Sailing Quotes And Sayings – Some Funny, Some Inspirational

Here is a collection of sailing quotes and sayings for those of you who enjoy the sport and love the sea. Some are inspiring, some make you laugh.

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”
– Aeschylus

“One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often trapped in it, and had nothing to do except look at it.”
– Alec Wilkinson

“Nothing comes sailing by itself.”
– Alexander Dale Oen

“On life‘s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.”
Alexander Pope

“I’m not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it’s on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.”
– Alexander Wang

“I wish I could get all the discourteous drivers on a ship and sail them away and make sure it’s a really horrible, wavy journey and when they get to where they’re going, keep them there.”
– Alvin Martin

“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”
– Amelia Earhart

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.”
– Annie Van De Wiele

“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”
Aristotle Onassis

“I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.”
– Arthur Ashe

“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”
– Augustus Hare

“There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there’s no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you’d make.”
– Author Unknown

“No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.”
– Author Unknown

“As I sat on a sunny bank, On Christmas Day in the morning, I spied three ships come sailing by.”
– Author Unknown

“If you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot.”
– Author Unknown

Red sky in morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.”
– Author Unknown

“Sailing, the most expensive way to travel 3rd class.”
– Author Unknown

“What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.”
– Bernard Cornwell

“I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.”
– Bernard Moitessier

“And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.”

“Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, / And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.”
– Bible

“And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: / And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.”
– Bible

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.”
– Blaise Pascal

“I grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and sailing and I’ve always loved horses so it was part of my dream that I was able to fulfill to have horses.”
– Bo Derek

“Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!”
– Bob Dylan

“I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.”
– Casper Van Dien

“Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.”
– Charles G. Davis

“Three fishers went sailing away to the west,/ Away to the west as the sun went down.”
– Charles Kingsley

“If the Lord says to give more than you think you are able to give, know that He will provide for you. Whether things are sailing smoothly or the bottom has dropped out, He is always trustworthy. You can count on Almighty God to keep His everlasting Word.”
– Charles Stanley

“I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.”
– Christopher Atkins

“I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing – I love sailing – and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore.”
– Connie Nielsen

“They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best.”
– Craig Ferguson

“Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.”
– Dave Anderson

“Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.”
– David Hare

“My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.”
– Dennis Conner

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