"Aahh, the smell of salt and sand. There is no elixir on this blessed earth like it"

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Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear.

Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.

James Taylor

I need the sea because it teaches me.


Pablo Neruda

When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.


Haruki Murakami

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.


Bernard Moitessier

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.


Albert Camus

I am the sea and nobody owns me.


Pippi Longstocking 1997

That's what a ship is, you know - it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs.


But what a ship is,... really is, is freedom.


Captain Jack Sparrow

Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up.

Henry David Thoreau

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.


So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

The cure for anything is saltwater; sweat, tears, or the sea.

Isak Dinesen

The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place.

Arthur Ransome

The sea finds out everything you did wrong.

Norwegian Saying

Das Meer ist alles. Es bedeckt sieben Zehntel der Erde. Sein Atem ist rein und gesund. Es ist eine immense Wüste, wo ein Mann nie alleine ist, in dem er fühlen kann, wie das Leben aller in ihm bebt. Das Meer ist nur ein Behälter für alle die ungeheuren, übernatürlichen Dinge, die darin existieren; es ist nicht nur Bewegung und Liebe; es ist die lebende Unendlichkeit.


Jules Verne

Das Meer ist der letzte freie Ort auf der Welt.


Ernest Hemingway

Vier fünftel der Erde sind Wasser,
der Rest ist nur zum Anlegen da.

YACHT Nr. 10/2005

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

Anaïs Nin

Our universe is a sea of energy - free, clean energy. It is all out there waiting for us to set sail upon it.


Robert Adams

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.


August Hare

Das Meer ist keine Landschaft, es ist das Erlebnis der Ewigkeit. 

Thomas Mann

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Khalil Gibran

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

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

Honore de Balzac

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

Khalil Gibran

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.


The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.

Sylvia Earle

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.

Horatio Nelson

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.

Joseph Conrad

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

John Masefield

You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.

Thomas Traherne

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.

Natalie Wood

At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.

Herman Melville

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.

Robert Henri

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.

John Templeton

Hat man sich nicht ringsum vom Meer umgeben gesehen, so hat man keinen Begriff von Welt und von seinem Verhältnis zur Welt.



The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a person than a secure future.
Christopher McCandless

There are only three types of sea-faring sailors — dead, novices, and pessimists.

Brian Toss

A solid anchor is indispensable to one who intends to live life fully. It is to have a vital spiritual base.

Steve Goodier