It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Having a yacht is a reason for being more cheerful than most.
There never was a great man yet who spent all his life inland.
The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.
And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Anyone who has to ask about the annual upkeep of a yacht can't afford one.
At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.
I always say that a girl never really looks as well as she does on board a steamship, or even a yacht.
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
A ship is always referred to as 'she' because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Of all the things that man has made, no is so full of interest and charm,
none possesses so distinct a life and character of its own, as a ship.
later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.
Seagulls . . . slim yachts of the element.
The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
At Christmas you can get real bargains. I saw one item marked down ten dollars. It was a yacht.
I haven't bought a yacht or an island or even a palm tree.
[on buying a private island] Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.
Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.
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.
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