Sea Quotes

Sea quotes to inspire… to motivate… and to encourage you to chart your own destiny!  

So set your goals, set your sails, and live your dream!

Quotes in Dare to Dream:

“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean.

And when we go back to the sea … whether it is to sail or to watch it … we are going back from whence we came.”

A life quote from John F Kennedy 14-9-62


"We are here to live moment by moment, and each moment brings a task, a challenge, a goal.  It's good to have big goals, but we need to connect the dots between where we are and where we are going, one day, one moment at a time."

By Dan Millman


"These people get to the top because they have to, because inside them burns a dream too big, too ever present, too demanding to be denied."

By Earl Nightingale


“They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters: these men see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.”

- The Bible Psalm 107


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do, so throw off the bow lines.

Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!”

- Mark Twain


"If you don't know where you're going, then how will you know when you get there? 

Visualise... make pictures in your mind, see the destination, imagine your arrival. 

Dream in perfect detail, see yourself the way you want to be when you arrive, see yourself arriving. 

Make yourself a road map and study it every day, until you know the way, the way to the destination by heart!"

By Bryce Courtney


“When I have come with happy heart to sixty years and ten, I’ll buy a boat and sail away upon a summer sea; and in a little lonely isle that’s far, far from men, in peace and praise I’ll spend the days the gods allow to me!”

- by Robert Service


Additional Sea Quotes:

Q: What caused you to retire?

A: Knocked down in Force 11 gale, thrown overboard, harness held, injured shoulder, torn main sail, torn jib sail, main compass broken, all electronic instruments out, batteries lost acid, VHF radio gone.

Q: By whom were you rescued?

A: Made port under own steam.

- Retirement questionnaire filled out by Colin Drummond, skipper of Sleuth Hound after 1976 Ostar


“You are the captain of your own destiny. It just depends on where you want to steer your ship!”


“My sister and I would do our homework then sit up at night in gales to see if our anchor broke free of its moorings. My parents even taught me to cook a roast in a tiny galley in a force 8 gale.”

- by Samantha Davies, solo sailor on yacht Roxy.

“In rough seas, sometimes it’s too dangerous to boil water. But as I’m a girl, my nutritionist acknowledges that I have to eat chocolate each day!”

- Samantha Davies


“When you leave the quayside, you leave behind the stresses of everyday life, any sailor will tell you that."

"If you multiply that sense of freedom a thousand times, that's how I feel. I leave behind my wheelchair, a team of carers and suddenly it's just me."

By Hilary Lister female quadriplegic solo sailor


"People with the boat bug are never happier than when they are poking around marinas, fantasizing about owning other people's boats. It's a disease that costs more to cure than any other single common learning disability."

- by Randy Wayne White, 'The Mangrove Coast'


"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore!" By Andre Gide


"Trying to have wisdom without application is like trying to catch the winds without raising the sails!" - by Thomas Russell


"Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction!"


Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark:

One: Don't miss the boat.

Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

Six: Build your future on high ground.

Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.

Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

One of the Sea Quotes to make you think!

"To me, nothing made by man is more beautiful than a sailboat under way in fine weather, and to be on that sailboat is to be as close to heaven as I expect to get. It is unalloyed happiness."


"Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in calm sea or tempest!"

Another one of the inspiring Sea Quotes!


"May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face, and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars!"  by an Old Mariner


If you enjoyed these sea quotes and images then you will love Dare to Dream it has many, many more to inspire you ... so that you can not only dream your life but set your goals and live your dream. 

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Sea Quotes

Dare to Dream is a gift book with 96 pages of inspirational quotes accompanied by 51 world class images! You can see some of these quotes and images on ‘Sea Quotes.’ It takes you on a journey of dreaming, visualizing, setting your goals and living your dream!  A fantastic gift and coffee table book!  

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