"the guy who's got experienced shipwreck shudders also at a peaceful ocean."
— Ovid, Poet
"The fishermen realize the ocean is dangerous in addition to violent storm awful, however they have never discovered these hazards sufficient reason for staying ashore."
— Vincent Van Gogh, Painter
"it's not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at ocean is much better."
— Sir Francis Drake, Sea Captain
"before you have the courage to get rid of picture of coast, you won't know the horror of being permanently lost at sea."
— Charles Cook
"we should release ourselves of hope that the ocean is ever going to rest. We should learn how to sail in large winds."
— Aristotle Onassis, Shipping Magnate
"The wind as well as the waves are always quietly of ablest navigator."
— Edmund Gibbon, Historian
"Twenty years from today, you are much more disappointed because of the issues didn't do compared to those you did. Therefore throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain, Great American Writer
"you'll find nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving versus life at sea."
— Joseph Conrad, Copywriter
"it isn't the ship plenty since the skillful cruising that assures the successful voyage."
— George William Curtis, Author
"He which allows the sea lull him into a feeling of safety is in very grave risk."
— Hammond Ines, Novelist
"The pessimist complains concerning the wind; the optimist expects it to alter; the realist adjusts the sails."
— William Arthur Ward, Publisher
"whenever a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land."
— Dr. Samuel Johnson, Journalist
"There is nothing - nothing - half so much worth performing as simply messing about in ships."
— Kenneth Grahame, Publisher
"There is nothing like lying level on your straight back regarding deck, alone excluding the helmsman aft during the wheel, silence with the exception of the lapping of sea up against the side of the ship. During those times you may be equal to Ulysses and brother to him."
— Errol Flynn, Actor
"The cabin of a little boat is truly a delightful thing; not only will it shelter you against a tempest, but from other troubles in life, its a safe escape."
— Francis Herreshoff, Boat Designer
"I wanted freedom, open-air and adventure. I came across it on the sea."
— Alaine Gerbault, Sailor
"A sailor is a singer whose medium may be the wind. Real time passionately, even if it kills you, because one thing will probably destroy you anyway."
— Webb Chiles, Sailor