by Pete Green
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 sea is simply the best place to be. Here is a list of 10 sea quotes guaranteed to inspire!
The ocean continues to inspire artists of all types. There are endless sea stories, poetry, paintings, and songs. Whatever your interest in the sea, there is sure to be a quote out there that you can connect with.
Please let us know your favourite sea quote in the comments section below.
Here are our top ten quotes about the sea:
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame
“To young men contemplating a voyage I’d say go.” Joshua Slocum
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Yves Cousteau
“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” Joseph Conrad
“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” Brooks Atkinson
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward
“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
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it’s so clearly Ocean.” Arthur C. Clarke
“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
“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
Full of inspiration for the sea, we made the following film (during the yacht delivery of a beautiful Oyster 56):
Thank you to William Arthur Ward and Arthur C Clarke. Sarah Kay and John F Kennedy. Thank you also to Mark Twain and Brooks Atkinson. Also to Joseph Conrad and Jacques Cousteau. And finally, thank you to Joshua Slocum and Kenneth Grahame. Your beautiful words will continue to inspire generations to come.
We know there are many more amazing sea quotes out there. Please share your favourites with us below.
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