41 Quotes About Sailing and Love


Being free in the wide open ocean and feeling the air on your face can give you a sense of freedom. These quotes about sailing and love demonstrate how similar emotions can wash over your soul as you experience feelings like no other.

“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.”

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

“As long as I can remember, I’ve been writing – first poems, then stories, and by my early teenage years I was also in love with sailing.”

“Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky. They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives.”

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

“Every year I spend one month just sailing, but I still work when I’m on the boat. You never separate work from leisure. A boat is like a magic world, like a little island.”

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

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

“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.”

“I think becoming an actor because it’s a ridiculously insecure profession to go into. I feel very comfortable but very lucky. I think any time that you imagine that it’s plain sailing for hereon in, then you’re kidding yourself.”

“I think my whole life has been one of sort of daring, and sort of sailing against the wind instead of just going with the wind.”

“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.”

“I was never part of the sailing circle, but I enjoy when I’m invited to sail.”

“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

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

“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.”

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

“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”

“It’s remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.”

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

“Nothing comes sailing by itself.”

“On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.”

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

“Sailing is in the same vein as horse riding. There’s a beauty to it; it’s an elegant sport. You have to employ your intelligence. It’s technical, but you also have to take into account the natural elements – the wind, the water, the weather.”

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

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”

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

“The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.”

“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.”

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”

“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”

“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.”

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”

“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.”

“We shall not be happy unless we live like good animals, unless we enjoy the exercise of the ordinary functions of life: eating, sleeping, loving, walking, running, swimming, riding, sailing.”

“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.”

“When I work, I work very hard. When I don’t work, I have to do something where my endeavor can totally take me off what I do professionally, like sailing. It takes all your attention.”

“When I’m not surfing or sailing, I am to be found at the harbour working on my boat.”

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

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