A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

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Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!

Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.

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We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail


Writing itself is a bad enough trade, rightly held up to ridicule and contempt by the greater part of mankind, and especially by those who do real work, plowing, riding, sailing

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.

Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.

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.

Trees quiver in the wind, sailing on a sea of mist out of earshot.

But America is a great, unwieldy Body.

Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and sixthe swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace.

Now is the season for sailing; for already the chattering swallow is come and the pleasant west wind; the meadows bloom and the sea, tossed up with waves and rough blasts, has sunk to silence. Weigh thine anchors and unloose thy hawsers, O Mariner, and sail with all thy canvas set.

Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, Where is it?

No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.

My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.

Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

But although we have noticed the ark as being the first ship, we cannot with propriety place it in the front of the history of navigation. After the flood the ark seems to have been soon forgotten, or at least imperfectly remembered, and men reverted to their little canoes and clumsy boats, which sufficed for all their limited wants. It was not until about a thousand years later in the world

Oh! Pilot! 'tis a fearful night,There's danger on the deep,I'll come and pace the deck with thee,I do not dare to sleep.Go down, the sailor cried, go down,This is no place for thee;Fear not! but trust in Providence,Wherever thou mayst be.Ah! Pilot, dangers often metWe all are apt to slight,And thou hast known these raging wavesBut to subdue their might.It is not apathy, he cried,That gives this strength to me,Fear not but trust in Providence,Wherever thou mayst be.On such a night the sea engulphedMy father's lifeless form;My only brother's boat went downIn just so wild a storm;And such, perhaps, may be my fate,But still I say to thee,Fear not but trust in Providence,Wherever thou mayst be.

There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.

I long for the solitude of a sunset at sea,and the chill of the breezecoming in with the eve.For the motion of my boat,as she swings on her rode,and the beauty of the stars,in the evenings last glow.

The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse.

Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long head

How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountaintop it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make---leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone---we all dwell in a house of one room---the world with a firmament for its roof---and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.

He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

One ship sails east and another sails west With the self-same winds that blow.

Tis the set of the sail and not the galeWhich determines the way they go.As the winds of the sea are the ways of fateAs we voyage along through life,Tis the act of the soul that determines the goal,And not the calm or the strife.

Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear,Your head like the golden-rod,And we will go sailing away from hereTo the beautiful land of Nod.

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing - I love sailing - and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore.

Sailing is a completely new sport for me and I wasn't sure what to expect but I've definitely got the bug.

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

I have no interest in sailing around the world.

Not that there is any lack of requests for me to do so.

Water, water, everywhere And all the boards did shrink Water, water everywhere Nor any drop to drink.

With this idea, being a man with long experience of the sea (and they certainly have a great advantage over other men in any sort of task)...

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers.

A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail.

They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best.

The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing.

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.

I grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and sailing and I've always loved horses so it was part of my dream that I was able to fulfill to have horses.

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.

As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned five kronen a week in addition to my keep.

It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel on the way to Australia when the ship was captured, and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French.

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.