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Roselle Mercier Montgomery

“Never a ship sails out of a bay, but carries my heart as a stowaway.” – Roselle Mercier Montgomery

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Stephen Wright

“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat’.” – Stephen Wright

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Joshua Slocum

β€œTo young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.” – Joshua Slocum

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Toni Morrison

“If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” – Toni Morrison

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George William Curtis

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

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Van Wyck Brooks

“No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he … Continue reading

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Dennis Conner

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

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Dennis Conner

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

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Jimmy Buffett

“The ocean has always been a salve to my soul…the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good … Continue reading

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Edmund Gibbon

The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.” – Edmund Gibbon

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Nicholas Monsarrat

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

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Hilaire Belloc

“For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.” – Hilaire Belloc

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John Masefield

“Off Cape Horn there are but two kinds of weather, neither one of them a pleasant kind.” – John Masefield

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Annie Van De Wiele

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.” – Annie Van De Wiele

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Sir Francis Chichester

“To the question, “When were your spirits at the lowest ebb?” the obvious answer seemed to be, “When the gin gave out.” – Sir Francis Chichester