I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.— Alain Gerbault
Almighty Ships At Sea quotations
A ship in harbour is safe but thats not what ships are for.
At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors and they drown us out at sea.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.
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 !
Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.
Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press.
It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
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.
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'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.
When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
When it comes to politics, one has to do as one at sea with a sailing ship, reach one's course having regard to prevailing winds.
Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.
The cure for everything is salt water - sweat, tears, or 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!
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by.
The rain is falling all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. - Rain
You cant cross the sea simply by staring at the water
He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.
The desert is so vast that no one can know it all.
Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return.
Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up.
I am not afraid of storm for I am learning how to sail my ship.
The thing I realized this last few days is that the earth is a big place.
Home is like the ship at sea, Sailing on eternally;
Oft the anchor forth we cast, But can never make it fast.
A man who is all theory is like "a rudderless ship on a shoreless sea.
" ... Theories and speculations may be indulged in with safety only as long as they are based on facts that we can go back to at all times and know that we are on solid ground.
We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.
A castaway in the sea was going down for the third time when he caught sight of a passing ship. Gathering his last strength, he waved frantically and called for help. Someone on board peered at him scornfully and shouted back, "Get a boat!
When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company
Seattle was built out on pilings over the sea, and at high tide the whole city seemed to come afloat like a ship lifting free from a mud berth and swaying in its chains.
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation.
It's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship
O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won
Ships are safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
So set sail on the stormy sea of love. You're going to get soaked at times, but at least you'll know you're alive.