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Old 08-05-2014, 18:47   #451
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. In the end you wish you had a club and a spade" No idea who to attribute that to.

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Old 08-05-2014, 18:55   #452
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"Don't postpone Joy."
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Splice The Main Brace.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

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Splice The Main Brace.
Oh yes...that's a favourite here too...and in great nautical tradition going back to Nelson's Navy, when our Admiral utters those magic words up goes the flag signal to match that Order...

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Obviously one of my favourites is from a Danish author:

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea"
- Isak Dinesen
Love it!
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Old 28-08-2014, 14:39   #456
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Home is where the anchor drops.
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. 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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"For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar with the breeze."
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Why can't things stay where I carelessly leave them?

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Speaking about someone else's boat... 'behind the switchboard it was like the insides of a lunatic's brain'
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23Some went out on the sea in ships;
they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24They saw the works of the Lord,
his wonderful deeds in the deep.

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“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” - Earl Weaver
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"The best things in life, aren't things"
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

I don't think this one has been mentioned in this thread:

"Smooth seas do not make skilled sailors"

I think this or something similar is an African Proverb
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
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