Boat Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old boat quotes, boat sayings, and boat proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Life without a defined purpose is similar to a boat without a crew in the middle of the ocean. Debasish Mridha
Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support. Rumi
Boat is nothing without water and man without his dreams! Mehmet Murat ildan
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise. Bill Cosby
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats. Ernest Hemingway
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
Thoughts will change and shift just like the wind and the water when you're on the boat; thoughts are no different than anything else. Jeff Bridges
The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself. John Rousmaniere
A boat may stay in water, but water should not stay in boat. A spiritual aspirant may live in the world, but the world should not live within him. Ramakrishna
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There was a great difference in boats, of course. For a long time I was on a boat that was so slow we used to forget what year it was we left port in. Mark Twain
If you boat a lot, you're known as a boating enthusiast. I like to boat, but I just don't want to ever be referred to as a boating enthusiast. I hope they call me a guy who likes to boat. Mitch Hedberg
A film is a boat which is always on the point of sinking-it always tends to break up as you go along and drag you under with it. Francois Truffaut
For the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage. Alanis Morissette
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore. Dale Carnegie
A boat without captain cannot remain long on the surface! Mehmet Murat ildan
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea. Joseph Conrad
A boat at midnight sent alone to drift upon the moonless sea, a lute, whose leading chord is gone, a wounded bird, that hath but one imperfect wing to soar upon, are like what I am, without thee. Thomas Moore
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
There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman. There is not even a rope to tow the boat, and no one to pull it. There is no earth, no sky, no time, no thing, no shore, no ford! Kabir
When a big ship and a small boat come together, you will see that the latter is happier than the former because it has much less problems! Mehmet Murat ildan
Never mind who owns the boat. Pull for the shore. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my destination but my life. Edgar Lee Masters
When you get on the boat that's saving you, don't pull up the ladder behind you. Adrienne Clarkson
We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. G. K. Chesterton
This boat that we just built is just fine and don't try to tell us it's not the sides and the back are divine it's the bottom I guess we forgot. Shel Silverstein
A boat is the hardest think I know of to put into perspective. It is so much like a human figure, there is something alive about it. Barry S Strauss
The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that's not the aim of boats. Paulo Coelho
If the boat started shaking, we stayed on course and didn't lose focus. That made the difference. Sebastian Vettel
Running a boat isn't that hard. Just takes doing. Most or all women I ever knew were discouraged from running boats, but it was too late with me. Diane Wilson
When the water is calm, take as much distance as possible with your boat! Mehmet Murat ildan
The boats outside the window were always still I wondered if one of them would take me to the ocean. Yoko Ono
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage. George William Curtis
There are a lot of mysterious things about boats, such as why anyone would get on one voluntarily. P. J. O'Rourke
Reaction a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on. Victor Hugo
A boat can't have two captains. Akira Mori
The love boat has crashed against the everyday. Vladimir Mayakovsky
Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. Benjamin Franklin
Boats in the harbor are safe but that is not what they are meant for. Zig Ziglar
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. Jean-Paul Sartre
Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on. Victor Hugo
We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat. Bernard Baruch
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas. Henry Ward Beecher
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. Warren Buffett
Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. Werner Herzog
The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. Barbara Corcoran
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. Anna Freud
The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it. Bill Copeland
Every woman feels she is too old and has missed the boat. Felicity Kendal
Sometimes you need to tether your boats to stop them from following your dreams. Anthony T. Hincks
If you are a boat that wants to sail in windy weather, you must be more stubborn than the waves! Mehmet Murat ildan
Adrift! A little boat adrift! And night is coming down! Will no one guide a little boat unto the nearest town? Emily Dickinson
The sea's rising, the boat must be lightened. Alfred Noyes
A boat approach'd the wall, and eager to the welcome aid they crowd for safety all. Robert Southey
A boat came in; the cliff was baked; the noisy boat-chain fell and clanked on the sand-an iron rattle-snake, a rattling rust among the plankton. Boris Pasternak
Never mind the company; only keep afloat. You can't be too particular who's mannin' of the boat. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Wherever they drive the boat. 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
To a boat-house on the sea-shore, looks with care upon the fish-hooks, and the lines he well considers; lines, and hooks, and poles, arid fish-nets, places in a boat of copper. Elias Lönnrot

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