When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Valuable Boats And Sailing quotations
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
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.
later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
I keep sailing on in this middle passage.
I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.
To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest.
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.
The breeze of grace is always blowing on you.
You have to open the sails and your boat will move forward.
I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.
Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.
The only way to get a good crew is to marry one.
We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.
A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship.
Sailors, with their built in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world.
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
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.
The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.
I don't know who named them swells. There's nothing swell about them. They should have named them awfuls.
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.
Whenever your preparations for the sea are poor; the sea worms its way in and finds the problems.
Being hove to in a long gale is the most boring way of being terrified I know.
Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.
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 of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
God bless this tiny little boat, And me who travels in it.
It stays afloat for years and years, And sinks within a minute. And so the soul in which we sail, Unknown by years of thinking, Is deeply felt and understood, The minute that it’s sinking.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.
When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.
To the question, "When were your spirits at the lowest ebb?" the obvious answer seemed to be, "When the gin gave out."
We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done.
The sea finds out everything you did wrong.
I am not afraid of storm for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.
Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.
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.
I want a boat that drinks 6, eats 4, and sleeps 2.
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.