Discover the best mariners and sailors quotes. We often hear mariners quotes and proverbs from famous and unknown sailors and mariners about the ocean, the sea, their vessels, their sailing journeys. The best mariners and sailors quotes you will find here are inspiring or funny but they all refer to a passion shared by boating enthusiasts all over the world. We also include sailing proverbs from different time and civilizations.
We decided to share them with our readers and sailors friends because they are inspiring and often tell in a few words sailors and boat lovers feel or experience at sea. Along with each quote we also indicate who the writer is and a a little bit of their accomplishment.
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Mariners and Sailors Quotes from famous sailors
“You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time toward the open sea.” Bernard Moitessier – Sailor and adventurer- Circumnavigator in The Long Way (published in 1971)
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“I wanted to win not as a woman, but at equal terms with all skippers.” Kirsten Neuschafer.
“Spinnakers are perfect in lighter airs and flatter seas for crew to handle…” Unknown writer
“On the 8th day, God created RUM to prevent sailors from taking over the world”
Mariners quotes from Famous writers or artists
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” Ernest Hemingway
“I need the sea because it teaches me” Pablo Neruba
“Free man, you will always cherish the sea!” Charles Beaudelaire, French poet
“When a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land.” Dr Samula Johnson, 18th century writer.
Famous quotes from sailors and mariners
“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” Francis Herreshoff.
“Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared” Buddy Melges.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
“Red Sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.” Ancient mariners
“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind” American sailor, poet, and explorer who has circumnavigated the globe five times.
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; In this century he is starting to realize that, in order to survive he has to protect it.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the 20th Century
I wanted open air, adventures, I found it on the sea” Alain Gerbault
To young men contemplating a voyage, I would say, Go!” Joshua Slocum
“The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails” Joshua Slocum
Mariners quotes from anonimous writers
Land was created for boats to visit!
A Sailboat that sails backward can never see the sunrise
“To reach a port we must set sail – sail, not tie at anchor; sail not drift” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Your autopilot may be your best crew but it will never be your best friend!”
“The sooner we learn how to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be” Ella Maillart, Swiss adventurer, Sportwoman. Early 1900.
“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” Van Morrison Irish Singer – Songwriter
“There are three sorts of people: those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea” Aristotle – Greek philosopher 384-322 BC
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