When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Revolutionary Sailing And The Sea quotations
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.
Smell the sea and feel the sky.
I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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.
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.
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.
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.
I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.
I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Whoever gives himself up to this art wants to know the secrets of Nature here below. It is more than forty years that I have been thus engaged. Wherever any one has sailed, there I have sailed.
Darius was clearly of the opinion That the air is also man's dominion, And that, with paddle or fins or pinion, We soon or late Shall navigate The azure, as now we sail the sea.
We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors and they drown us out at sea.
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.
It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.
Entire water of the sea can't sink a ship, unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you !
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.
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.
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.
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.
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.
We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.
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.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
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.
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
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.
The sea is as near as we come to another world.
When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.
Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.
The future of Japan's economic growth depends on us having the willpower and the courage to sail without hesitation onto the rough seas of global competition.