You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time toward the open sea. It goes, that's all.

— Bernard Moitessier

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I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.

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My real log is written in the sea and sky;

the sails talking with the rain and the stars amid the sounds of the sea, the silences full of secret things between my boat and me, like the times I spent as a child listening to the forest talk.

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I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.

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A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's.

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The questions that used to bother me at times, do not weigh anything before the immensity of a wake so close to the sky and filled with the wind of the sea

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