There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes when we are not in control but are only reacting, living, surviving. I am not a religious man per se...but for me, to go to sea is to get a glimpse of the face of God. At sea I am reminded of my insignificance-of all men's insignificance. It is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled.

— Steven Callahan

The most cheerful Steven Callahan quotes that are free to learn and impress others

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.


My plight has given me a strange kind of wealth, the most important kind.

I value each moment that is not spent in pain, desperation, hunger, thirst, or loneliness.


This life is full of trials and tribulations, so you have to capture humor whenever and wherever you can find it.


A view of heaven from a seat in hell.


Avoiding risk is not much of a goal...whether you crawl into a hole or walk a high wire, nobody gets out of here alive. We cannot grow without challenge.


The sea remains the greatest wilderness.

To my mind, voyaging through wildernesses, be they full of woods or waves, is essential to the growth and maturity of the human spirit.