Boating Quotes

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

These Americans are among the working poor with full-time jobs earning $5.15 an hour. Millions fall into this boat, even more when you consider that the poverty line has not been adequately adjusted to reflect the true level of poverty in this country.-Marcy Kaptur

Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me.-Nelson Piquet

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

We also own a little boat and I'm like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day.-Perry Como

We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.-Anna Freud

We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.-Bernard Baruch

We have one of the highest interest rates in the world, and we owe more money per capita than any other country. All we need is a nail hole in the bottom of the boat and we're sunk.-Pauline Hanson

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to stop saying we can't rock this boat when it needs to be rocked.-Sibel Edmonds

We're not necessarily the ski boat, we're the skier. There are countries like Japan and Korea and others who are the ski boat at this point, but we're getting pulled right behind them.-Steve Largent

'Weary Willie' is very real to me. He is a man who has given up. The boat has gone and left him. The cards are stacked against him. He's content to make out with what he's got. He knows he'll go no further.-Emmett Kelly

When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another, even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour.-Ben Kingsley

When I came off the boat I was very proud of the thick calluses which had developed on my feet. But now, I am struggling to get into my favourite high heels which is a shame, as I have so many.-Pamela Stephenson

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.-Bernie Mac

When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.-Josh Lucas

Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day, we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn how to deal with each other. I think that the music and what we do in our actions is what can kind of bring us together, hopefully.-Bootsy Collins

Yes, during the pilot, they gave me a little toy from the shop. It's like three little moose in a boat, paddling. It's very cute. And I got to keep some of the clothes.-Caroline Dhavernas

You've got people who didn't serve with John Kerry saying they did serve with John Kerry in the boat. With George Bush, we can't find anybody who did serve with him.-Mark Shields

Love's boat has been shattered against the life of everyday. You and I are quits, and it's useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts, sorrows, and pains.-Vladimir Mayakovsky

More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don't happen in the studio.-Al Jarreau

My little dog, he did not get ill. It is so funny that people get ill on a boat and dogs do not.-Anna Held

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'-Paula Poundstone

My penalty for rocking the boat was being traded.-Ted Lindsay

My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed.-Ian Hart

No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate. We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.-Dorothy Height

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.-Mark Twain

Oh yeah - I watched Knife in the Water, saw the shot, and repeated it. But even if I hadn't seen that film, inevitably the camera would've ended up on top of that mast, I mean if you think of it there are only so many dynamic shots on a boat.-Phillip Noyce

On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island; and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was the only evidence of its existence; though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.-George Grey

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.-Jean-Paul Sartre

Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its settling on it's characters, that sort of modern gothic western feel. You're not likely to see the boat veering too far from that.-Garth Ennis

Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.-Victor Hugo

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

Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island.-Kenneth Grahame

Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.-Mark Twain

The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat.-June Jordan

The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.-Guy Lafleur

The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.-Bill Copeland

The person 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

I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.-Arthur Ashe

I missed the boat when I was doing Late Night.-Chris Elliott

I never was really into comics as a child, and I think if you miss the boat when you're a kid, you don't necessarily pick up on it when you're an adult.-Victoria Pratt

I peaked early. I was told I'd missed my boat.-Moon Unit Zappa

I put myself and all the members of Congress in the same boat of things that could have been done better.-John Breaux

I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off.-Denis Johnson

I wish that they could have more freedoms to be able to come and play. I know that the only way that they can get out is by, you know, defecting to another country or whatever, or getting on a boat.-Rafael Palmeiro

I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat - a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.-Nina Simone

I'm attracted to seeing how different I can be, pushing the boat out.-James D'arcy

I'm not big on Champagne, but I'd take along a bottle of Cristal to pop for when the boat comes to the rescue.-Sam Neill

I'm one of six kids, and the eight of us lived for over a decade in either a bus or a boat.-Paul Farmer

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

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city. I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.-Jane Birkin

If you are in a band like my brother, Rudolf, who is in the Scorpions, then you have a kind of umbrella and you cover each other. You have five people to discuss things with and you are all in the same boat, and therefore make much wiser choices.-Michael Schenker

In my career, people in the record business have been rockin' in the same ol' boat. They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud - especially the big ones.-John Lee Hooker

In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.-Bill Conti

In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction.-Angela Merkel

In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car.-John Moody

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

Let me tell you something: if you're on an island for three and a half months and you're four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there's nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you'd be running around without your clothes on.-Christopher Atkins

A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course.-Mike Weir

A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat in seven minutes but then it was a long way away.-Jeremy Irons

After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.-William Henry Ashley

Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.-Tony Hillerman

Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny. -Donna Rice

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

But once you have satisfied your material needs, which I think every wealth creator should - the house, the car, the plane, the boat - what comes next?-Tom Hunter

Calling O'Hare an airport is like calling the Queen Elizabeth II a boat.-Andrew H. Malcolm

Does this boat go to Europe, France?-Anita Loos

Every woman feels she is too old and has missed the boat.-Felicity Kendal

Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command, save one, has stood with him.-Mark Shields

From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.- Mordechai Vanunu

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

He said there is 80 of us, ready to come down and the next thing I knew is that Jo Brown dashed in and said your family has already moved and you have to move, the boat is ready to take you out. I didn't have time to ask, even ask a question.- Kamisese Mara

I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.- Pierre Trudeau

I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.-Steve Irwin

I don't like cruises. Period. My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat.- Joe Flanigan

I had to work on a Marlin boat, like gutting fish, like as the bait boy.-Mark Ruffalo

I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death.- Casey Affleck

I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms of taking on too many things. I'm getting older and I just could not take it any more. I am now monitoring myself very closely and I'm just trying not to get into that sort of state again.- Stephen Fry