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

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

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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.

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

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A view of heaven from a seat in hell.

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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.

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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.

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