“If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.” — Pete Goss. Here are 50 Inspirational Sailing Quotes.

Sailing Quotes

1.“There is no better tool or equipment you can have onboard than a well-trained crew.”— Larry Pardey

2.“To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness. Aboard a boat, it is frequently possible to achieve just that. That is why sailing is a way of life, one of the finest of lives.” —Carleton Mitchell

3.“Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting.” — Francis Le Grande

4.“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you because something is going to kill you anyway.” — Webb Chiles

5.“If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.” — Pete Goss

6.“It's remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.” — Ernest K. Gann

7.“A sailing vessel is alive in a way that no ship with mechanical power ever be.”— Aubrey de Selincourt

8.“If you can’t repair it, maybe it shouldn’t be on board.” — Lin and Larry Pardey

9.“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” — William Ernest Henley

10.“How inappropriate it is to call this planet Earth when clearly it is Sea.” — Arthur C. Clarke

11.“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ernest Hemingway

12.“I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”― Ricky Skaggs

Sailing Quotes

13.“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ernest Hemingway

14.“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” — Cheryl Strayed

15.“Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made, for somewhere deep in their oaken hearts the soul of a song is laid.” — Robert N. Rose

16.“The most challenging times bring us the most empowering lessons. — Karen Salmansohn

17.“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”— Joseph Conrad

18.“The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.” — Carl Sandburg

19.“The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” — Francis Stokes

20.“Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting.” — Francis LeGrande

21.“Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service, and discipline, should really be running the world.”       — Nicholas Monsarrat

22.“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” — Helen Keller

23.“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.” — Rumi

24.“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be Pirates” — Mark Twain

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Sailing Quotes

25.“And after two days in civilization, we realized we could never stay for long and started to plan our next adventure.” — Bob Bitchin

26.“When your life is moving too fast and you find yourself in chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.” — Christy Ann Martine

27.“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”— Ernest Hemingway

28.“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” — Lewis Carroll

29.“You can. You should. And if you are brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King

30.“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” — Brooks Atkinson

31.“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.”— Ayn Rand

32.“The Baltic Sea is a bitch! But I love her.” — Michelle Segrest

33.“It’s in moments like these that you forget how soothing the sea can be, and you remember its power and force.” — Michelle Segrest

34.“Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.” — Billie Jean King

35.“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there.” — Bo Jackson

36.“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” — Andre Agassi

Sailing Quotes

37.“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” — Bethany Hamilton

38.“You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more.” — Bob Dylan

39.“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” — Jamie Lyn Beatty

40.“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” — Diane von Furstenberg

41.“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn

42.“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” — Bob Marley

43.“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out and meet it.” — Jonathan Winters

44.“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”— Shonda Rhimes

45.“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”— Ibn Battuta

46.“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”— Amelia Earhart

47.“I wanted freedom, open air, and adventure. I found it on the sea.” — Alaine Gerbault

48.“One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford

49.“If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.” — Tony Robbins

50.“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

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Best of Sailing Quotes

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“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” — Andre Agassi
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“It’s in moments like these that you forget how soothing the sea can be, and you remember its power and force.” — Michelle Segrest
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“When your life is moving too fast and you find yourself in chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.” — Christy Ann Marinet

Ian Warner

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