Inspirational Boat Quotes On Life, Love, Sailing

These boat quotes will inspire you. A boat is a small vessel for traveling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging boat quotes, boat sayings, and boat proverbs.

Best Boat Quotes

  1. “A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  2. “Shells sink, dreams float. Life’s good on our boat.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  3. “Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.” ~ Rumi
  4. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “We must row in whatever boat we find ourselves in.” ~ Christie Watson

  6. “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” ~ Brooks Atkinson
  7. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  8. “Did you know you can’t steer a boat that isn’t moving? Just like a life.” ~ Paul Lutus
  9. “Whatever is stealing your peace and rocking your boat, whatever is taking your smile away, reach down, pick it up, and throw it overboard.” ~ Jentezen Franklin
  10. “Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” ~ Alice Munro

  11. “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
  12. “Boats in the harbor are safe but that is not what they are meant for.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  13. “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” ~ William Shakespeare
  14. “Time is a river, and books are boats.” ~ Dan Brown
  15. “We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.” ~ Anna Freud

  16. “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  17. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” ~ Robin Lee Graham
  18. “O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  19. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
  20. “The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea.” ~ Isak Dinesen

  21. “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  22. “Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness” ~ Khalil Gibran , Boat quotes about life
  23. “The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.” ~ John Rousmaniere
  24. “As soon as I get on my boat, something inside me changes. Then I really feel what living is.” ~ Laura Dekker
  25. “Little boats should keep near shore” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  26. “And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  27. “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give him a fishing lesson and he’ll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend.” ~ Alex Blackwell
  28. “It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” ~ Francis Drake
  29. “Now then, Pooh,” said Christopher Robin, “where’s your boat?” “I ought to say,” explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island, “that it isn’t just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it’s a Boat, and sometimes it’s more of an Accident. It all depends.” “Depends on what?” “On whether I’m on the top of it or underneath it.” ~ A. A. Milne
  30. “It’s out there at sea that you are really yourself.” ~ Vito Dumas

  31. “Most people are rowing against the current of life. Instead of turning the boat around, all they need to do is let go of the oars.” ~ Esther Hicks
  32. “Does this boat go to Europe, France?” ~ Anita Loos
  33. “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular, and when you’ve done it there’s always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you’d much better not.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  34. “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
  35. “The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.” ~ Joshua Slocum

  36. “Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.” ~ John Masefield
  37. “The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  38. “A marriage is like a long trip in a tiny rowboat: if one passenger starts to rock the boat, the other has to steady it, otherwise, they will go to the bottom together.” ~ David Reuben
  39. “Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.” ~ Jerome K. Jerome
  40. “The sea hates a coward.” ~ Eugene O’Neill

  41. “Nothing gives me as much pleasure as traveling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.” ~ Alan Rickman , Boat quotes about love
  42. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” ~ Peter Benchley
  43. “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.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  44. “If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  45. “The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  46. “For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind and the boat made three.” ~ Hilaire Belloc
  47. “We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  48. “The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.” ~ Guy Lafleur
  49. “When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.” ~ Whoopi Goldberg
  50. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” ~ Joseph Conrad

  51. “If the boat started shaking, we stayed on course and didn’t lose focus. That made the difference.” ~ Sebastian Vettel
  52. “The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” ~ Francis Stokes
  53. “Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service, and discipline, should really be running the world.” ~ Nicholas Monsarrat
  54. “To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.” ~ Edgar Lee Masters
  55. “I’m attracted to seeing how different I can be, pushing the boat out.” ~ James D’arcy

  56. “Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.” ~ Herman Melville , Sailing boat quotes
  57. “I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  58. “A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s.” ~ Bernard Moitessier
  59. “Every woman feels she is too old and has missed the boat.” ~ Felicity Kendal
  60. “Out of sight of land, the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.” ~ Charles Davis

  61. “If you can not arrive in daylight, then stand off well clear, and wait until dawn. After all, that’s one of the things God made boats for to wait in.” ~ Tristan Jones
  62. “Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.” ~ Francis Chichester
  63. “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by.” ~ John Masefield

  64. “There is little man has made that approaches anything in nature, but a sailing ship does. There is not much man has made that calls to all the best in him, but a sailing ship does.” ~ Alan Villiers
  65. “It’s easier in some ways being on the life raft and the other guy’s in the boat and you can row alongside and be supportive. In some ways, that’s an easier role.” ~ Kyra Sedgwick

A boat is a small vehicle for traveling on water.

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