23 Boat Quotes And Sayings

Boats are a great way to get around the water, but they can also be a great place to spend time with family and friends. Get inspired with this collection of boat quotes from the likes of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Stephen King.

Rosencrantz: We might as well be dead. Do you think death could possibly be a boat? Guildenstern: No, no, no... Death is...not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not-be on a boat. Rosencrantz: I've frequently not been on boats. Guildenstern: No, no, no--what you've been is not on boats. Tom Stoppard
I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we. John F. Kennedy
A war of ideas can no more be won without...
A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dear mewhich one ? Ship or Boat ? on a boat -it's keel me and you. little to collect so we meet each other now & then. little to loss , at time of depart other than most valuable both of us. Ship ? it's complicated. conversation with my life-----------------------------------litymunshi Litymunshi
I had no fear of the stream's perils, and I listened with the greatest contentment to the quiet slap of water on rocks, the running whisper of the current, and the taps and creaks and croaks that rose with the mist around me. Overhead swing the glittering stars, and the bright moon shone down and lit the curling ripples of the water. At no time in my life had I been in greater danger from the elements, and yet if I learned that heaven is such as that night was, I should deem it a joy worth the dying. Clare B. Dunkle
Sometimes people leave us because staying becomes an impossibility. Because the world just gets too small. Or, sometimes, because there is just one boat, and too many hands....Because maybe, life can be a bit bigger than it exists today. And because, somewhere else, there may be another boat. Collier Lumpkin
I wanted to putt my hand on this hand and hold it still under mine, made still by his made still. Oh he was bright and I was dark and I gave him all my darkness on that ship; but we joined, for all good things in the world, and to find somethin together; and loved, I never knew I could do it and was afraid; and on the bow of the ship that night that he said, "What have we done Christy?"I said, wonderin too, "But somethin good will come of this, I know somethin good will come of this.." Only sorrow came. William Goyen
Quinn came forward and Sam pulled him aside. His old friend looked tortured and sad.“ What’s up, brah?” Sam asked. Quinn couldn’t speak. He was choked with emotion. “Dude .”“You want to stay in town.”“ My crews . my boats and all .”Sam put a hand on his shoulder. “Quinn, I’m glad you found something so important to do. Something you really like.”“ Yeah, but .”Sam pulled him into a brief hug. “You and me, we’re still friends, man. But you have responsibilities. Michael Grant
For someone who likes to get around as much as I do, I really travel quite badly. Planes frighten me, boats bore me, trains make me dirty, cars make me car-sick. And practically nothing can equal the critical dismay with which I first greet the sight of new places. Elaine Dundy
But in the Gulf you got time. And I'm figuring all the time. I've got to think right all the time. I can't make a mistake. Not a mistake. Not once. Well, I got something to think about now all right. Something to do and something to think about besides wondering what the hell's going to happen. Besides wondering what's going to happen to the whole damn thing. Ernest Hemingway
To reach a port we must set sail —Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We all came in on different ships, but we're all in the same boat now Unknown
I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea. Gary Paulsen
...this beginning motion, this first time when a sail truly filled and the boat took life and knifed across the lake under perfect control, this was so beautiful it stopped my breath... Gary Paulsen
Which direction?" Robard asked. "Robard, " I said exasperated, "we need a boat. I believe boats are kept at or near the ocean. Michael P. Spradlin
Consider, O Lord, how You sit atop the sky;like a man in a glass bottom boat. Consider sky elsewhere; worn thin as a mattress. Cecilia Llompart
Thing about boats is, you can always sell them if you don't like them. Can't sell kids. Lin Pardey
It takes just one wave to capsize a boat, and one more to take it down. Federico Chini
How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry? Sebastian Junger
That's what sailing is, a dance, and your partner is the sea. And with the sea you never take liberties. You ask her, you don't tell her. You have to remember always that she's the leader, not you. You and your boat are dancing to her tune. Michael Morpurgo
You have to understand the sea, he said, to listen to her, to look out for her moods, to get to know her and respect her and love her. Only then can you build boats that feel at home on the sea. Michael Morpurgo
There isn't no call to go talking of pushing and pulling. Boats are quite tricky enough for those that sit still without looking for further for the cause of trouble. J.r.r. Tolkien