Top Ten Quotes about the Sea

14 Nov Top Ten Quotes about the Sea

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

There is something about the allure of the oceans that keeps sailors coming back for more. Whether we are on a long transatlantic yacht delivery or a short hop across the English Channel, being on the water provides us with a deep satisfaction that is hard to put into words. It is this feeling that fuels our passion and dedication to sailing. Come rain or shine, being on the ocean is simply the best place to be.

Mankind has long been inspired by the sea. Whether it’s philosophical musings, stories, poetry or songs, there are quotes out there that we can all connect with.

If you are looking for inspiration then please read on and let us know your favourite quote about the sea in the comments section.

Here are our top ten quotes about the sea:

  1. “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame"There is nothing - absolutley nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Kenneth Grahame
  2. “To young men contemplating a voyage I’d say go.” Joshua Slocum"To young men contemplating a voyage I'd say go." Joshua Slocum
  3. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Yves Cousteau"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Yves Cousteau
  4. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” Joseph Conrad"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea." Joseph Conrad
  5. “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” Brooks Atkinson"Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit." Brooks Atkinson
  6. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." William Arthur Ward
  7. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
  8. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it’s so clearly Ocean.” Arthur C. Clarke"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it's so clearly Ocean." Arthur C. Clarke
  9. “There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” Sarah Kay"There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." Sarah Kay
  10. “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.” John F. Kennedy"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." John F. Kennedy
We were also inspired to make the following film (filmed during the yacht delivery of a beautiful Oyster 56): A banner reading Delivered by Halcyon Yachts Halcyon Yachts Ltd is a dedicated international yacht delivery specialist with highly experienced and qualified crew. For more information or to see details of their recent deliveries please visit  http://www.halcyonyachts.com/
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