"At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much." - Robin Lee Graham
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give him a fishing lesson and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend." - Alex Blackwell
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
"Not all who wander are lost." - JRR Tolkien
"Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world." - H. Melville (Moby Dick)
"If you can't repair it, maybe it shouldn't be on board." - Lin and Larry Pardey
"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar." - Don Bamford
“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” - Dale Carnegie
"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end." -Ursula K. Leguin
"A ship is called a "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep; she can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly; without a man at the helm she is absolutely uncontrollable; she shows her top sides, hides her bottom and when coming into port she always heads for the buoys."
"When I die, I want to go quietly, in my sleep; like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers."