Thursday, December 5, 2013

Quotes

If you've read 'The Crew' page of the blog you know that I'm not big into posting deep, meaningful, soul-touching quotes.  But there is one quote that sticks with me, it may or may not be deep, meaningful or soul-touching for you, but it is for me.  So get ready to clutch those pearls, I'm eating my own words...just this once.
The classic Pearl Clutch!
My favorite quote just happens to be one of the most popular ones for cruisers (makes sense) and can usually be found somewhere in almost every cruising/sailing related blog.  And that's okay.  I think that speaks to the validity of the statement.  That Mark Twain was one smart cookie.

Chills every time
I've had this quote taped to my computer at work for the last 3 years and every time I read it I get chills.  It was the first quote I saw when I started researching cruising and it just sticks with me.  Every time I start to doubt what we're planning to do, every time my OCD starts getting the better of me, every time I start to wonder if we can do it this message brings me back to the reality of just how much is out there just waiting for us to Explore.Dream.Discover.  It reminds me that life is not lived in the 'why' but the 'why not' moments.  Every now and then that's exactly what I need.    

Usually however, this is more my style.  It might not technically be an 'inspirational quote'but somebody said it.  Earl, whoever you are, you're a genius.  Plus it reminds me of Ron, who would eat his cereal with rum if he could, especially if it's Kraken.


Tell me your favorite quote!


  

11 comments:

  1. Yup! I'm pretty sure we have that quote posted somewhere on our blog too. Love it! I'm not super sappy myself, but I do keep a pretty hefty stash of quotes on pinterest and definitely refer to them from time to time. :) http://www.pinterest.com/kimberlyyoung/words-to-live-by/ -Kim

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  2. I love that Twain quote. It's the header for our blog and I have it in several locations to keep me motivated.

    I still remember the first time I read it. It was our first year owning a boat (our C&C 24) and some good friends got me a grill for the boat for my birthday and they put that quote in the card. Started the whole dream of going cruising.

    Another great quote I love is from Kenneth Grahame from The Wind in The Willows:

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

    Great post. Fair winds,

    Jesse

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    1. Hi Jesse! I've seen Grahame's quote is several places too. That's a good one too!

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  3. Lin and Larry Pardey.
    "Go small. Go NOW!"

    Poster boy for this one. Waiting to get everyone through college/pay the boat off etc etc. First heart attack at 47. Now 58 with two additional+ ten different heart blockages. I get to watch you guys go now. So just GO (but take me along vicariously)! Ken

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    1. Hi Ken! Short. To the point. That's a great quote too! Like you said, there are certain things that may need to happen before you can leave but that doesn't mean that you can't start taking steps now :) As someone who lost my best friend at 23, I understand the danger of 'someday'. I'll GLADLY take you along with us, thanks for reading!

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  4. There is a great string for sailing quotes on Cruiser's Forum: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f61/what-is-your-favorite-quote-105878.html

    Some will make you laugh hard.

    Mark and Cindy
    s/v Cream Puff
    www.creampuff.us

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    1. I'll have to check that out! I'm all for funny quotes, thanks!

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  5. Told ya....when I find a blog I like, I go back to Day 1 and read it like a book! Anywho...my favorite quote is by Isak Dinesen - "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea"!

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    1. Haha, I hope you're enjoying it ;) That one is probably my second favorite quote...maybe I'm not quite as quote-aversed as I used to be!

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