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Sailing Quotes

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John Masefield

“Off Cape Horn there are but two kinds of weather, neither one of them a pleasant kind.” – John Masefield

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Buzzy Trent

“Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear” – Buzzy Trent

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Joseph Conrad

“Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time”. – Joseph Conrad

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Joshua Slocum

“I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.” – Joshua Slocum

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Hammond Ines

“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger” – Hammond Ines

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Robin Lee Graham

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

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John Masefield

“Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.” – John Masefield

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Anne Davison

“A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the monent he arrives.” – Anne Davison

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“Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar.” – Don Bamford

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Eugene O’Neill

“The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill

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Sterling Hayden

“A sailing ship is no democracy; you don’t caucus a crew as to where you’ll go anymore than you inquire when they’d like to shorten sail.” – Sterling Hayden

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Sailing Quotes & Sayings

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Sir Francis Chichester

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

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Tristan Jones

“A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship”. – Tristan Jones

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Kenneth Grahame

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame