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Old 18-06-2013, 10:49   #16
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

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Old 18-06-2013, 11:47   #18
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

My favorite from Capt'n Ron " If something is going to happen it's going to happen out there."
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:53   #20
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Lines are for boats... ropes are for sex. Anon.
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:55   #21
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:58   #22
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Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Nice.


I also like life's too short to own an ugly boat

Non sailing related but often gets applied: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:00   #23
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

i make mine up as i go....

what i have in my signature was good enough for i2f in his last months.... rip john
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:02   #24
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Re: Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

This is the one I was talking about. (Thanks for finding it.)

A whine from a Hollywood movie star, on a fully-crewed 96' schooner talking about poverty, financial unrest, and the little that is really needed.

I feel sorry for Sterling Hayden because his boat was under 100'. Poor guy, I know he tried.

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To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest.

Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... cruising, it is called.

Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in.

If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about. "I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it."

What these men can't afford is not to go.

They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of security. And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment.

That's all - in the material sense, and we know it.

But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, the dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice.

Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?


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Old 18-06-2013, 12:03   #25
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“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”


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Open your mind, but not so far your brain falls out............

(Maybe not specifically about sailing and boats - but at times relevant for the CF end of things).
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:18   #27
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Moitessier has some good ones for offshore & cruising..

"You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time toward the open sea. It goes, that's all."

"I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea."
And another I can't find from the Logical Route about a boat never being ready, leave when the wind is good

And of course, was it that great philosopher Homer Simpson?
"Here's to rum! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems "
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:22   #28
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There is no disgrace in failure, the disgrace is in not trying. Elbert Hubbard
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If at first you don't succeed, try second base. Grouch Marx
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"All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not reached by the frost........"
John Ronald Ruel Tolkein

......and with boistrous drinking,

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"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!" -Joachim Du Bellay


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Saw something like this quoted by someone else here on the forum, just don't remember who said it.

"Buying a boat is hardly a wise financial decision."
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