quote by Alain Gerbault

I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.

— Alain Gerbault

Special Sailboat quotations

Go with the wind, you know, like a sailboat.

I think that's really important when it comes to peace… inner peace especially. You can't help anyone else if you don't have it together for yourself.

At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.

Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.

It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.


I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end.

And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.

To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.

It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.

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.

I am happy because I want nothing from anyone.

I do not care for money. Decorations, titles or distinctions mean nothing to me. I do not crave praise. The only thing that gives me pleasure, apart from my work, my violin and my sailboat, is the appreciation of my fellow workers.


Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.

There is little man has made that approaches anything in nature, but a sailing ship does. There is not much man has made that calls to all the best in him, but a sailing ship does.

Wind is to us what money is to life on shore.

I think we d like life to be like a train..but it turns out to be a sailboat.

The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing;

not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.


The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.

When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.

Spirits rise as the sails fill... Gone is the sea's glassy surface, and with it the terrible glare. Close the hatches and ports! We're sailing again!

In a sailboat I become oblivious to everything else in the world.

In Western Australia they don't even know how to make that vital piece of sailboating equipment, the gin and tonic.


I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat - a sailboat.

I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.

I've been a river kayaker for a long time and I've done quite a few trips.

I like kayaking and I like canoeing. I don't really like being on yachts or sailboats or cruise ships. I don't like anything that's large and not human-powered.

Sailboats are the slowest form of transportation on Earth with the possible exeption of airline flights that go through O'Hare.

Fortunately the boat we rented had a motor in it You will definitely want this feature on your sailboat too, because if you put up the sails, the boat tips way over, and you could spill your beer.

I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats.


The thing I realized this last few days is that the earth is a big place.

So are you moving on now? Is that what brought you to the grand metropolis of Valladolid?” “No. The wind just blew me here.” “What? Like a plastic bag?” “I prefer to think of myself as a ship. Like a sailboat.

I'm very close to my parents and we built a sailboat together when I was growing up. We're partners.

If the wind is blowing like stink and everything is working right, a twelve-meter sailboat can go eleven and a half or twelve miles an hour, the same speed at which a bond lawyer runs around the Cental Park Reservoir.

Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared


All of us are called by something in this world that attracts us.

And it doesn't matter what it is - you can be an engine mechanic or an aviator or you can be someone who loves their flower garden or the world of commerce or sailboats.

At a fundamental level photography is much like pointing, and all of us occasionally point at things: look at that, look at that sailboat, look at that tree, etc. etc.

Disillusionment can come as fast as a gust, but building faith that the government won't inflate again is like building a new sailboat, a project of years.

At pains to define liberty, that most resolute of indefinables, our minds fall back on spatial images; on birds, sailboats, and mountains; the untethered balloon, the blue sky, the nude figure.

The rough and ready improvisational quality to life on board the International Space Station is reminiscent of a long trip in a sailboat: privacy and fresh produce are in short supply, hygiene is basic, and a fair amount of the crew's time is spent just on maintaining and repairing the craft.

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