"THE CAPTAIN!" quotes can make you laugh, inspire you to dream and cause you to stop and think about your charted course both on the sea as well as in your life. Every sailor worth his or her salt has a few maritime quotes to live by if only to get through the seemingly endless days at sea.
With nothing but water around you and the horizon in the distance, sometimes you need to read something cheeky or thought-provoking.
With that in mind, THE C|Y|G Research Team has compiled our favorite list of ship quotes. Turn to them for inspiration whether you’re captaining a large vessel or preparing your boat for international transport.
Many ship captain quotes break down what it means to be an excellent sailor. Ship captains are a different breed. They rely on both intuition and skill, and they never set out to sea unless they’re fully prepared. The best quotes illustrate the balance between instincts and expertise.
"The good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather.” – Unknown