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Ships Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Ships Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

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A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

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

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

 

I'd much rather be a woman than a man.
Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes,
and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
- Gilda Radner

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

Like ships that have gone down at sea,
when heaven was all tranquillity.
- Thomas Moore


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Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium
would permit approaching the speed of light.
It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is.
- Wilson Greatbatch

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships,
but with the people you meet on them.
- Amelia Barr

We used two Princess Cruise ships.
The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
They were identical ships.
- Gavin MacLeod

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth
and fashion it into ships and machines.
- Jose C. Orozco

The horns came riding in like the rainbow masts of silver ships.
- Peter S. Beagle

Other effects in the show included models of the ships
which were extremely expensive to make.
We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and
they'd put the effects on after.
- Gil Gerard

There's huge, massive mother ships going up to the Yukon.
They've been filmed and are on video.
- Dan Aykroyd

It was a great experience for a kid,
because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides,
so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.
- Corey Feldman

The ships we sank with women and children aboard.
The lifeboats we shelled.
Mmm...
we were good at that.
- Emeric Pressburger

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.
- John Hewson

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse
while all the others were making ships.
- Charles Simic

Everything was black in the harbor, but there were
still some fires burning on the ships.
- Barney Ross

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe,
to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for
new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.
- George W. Bush

My experience of ships is that on them one makes an
interesting discovery about the world.
One finds one can do without it completely.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships,
and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?
- Christopher Marlowe

In the road ships must ride in 30, 40,
or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest:
and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.
- William Dampier

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
- Zora Neale Hurston

People can be slave-ships in shoes.
- Zora Neale Hurston

I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, an arid kind of place,
but every day I took the ferry across the harbour to get to school.
I'd watch the ships coming in and going out.
- Pamela Stephenson

Our ships, God be thanked, have received little hurt.
- John Hawkins

I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not
a great science-fiction fan.
I just never got off on space ships and space costumes,
things like that.
- Gary Oldman

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
- W. D. Richter

I think experience has shown that privateers have done
more toward distressing the trade of our enemies,
and furnishing these States with necessaries,
than Continental Ships of the same force.
- William Whipple

Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any
number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months:
but in the winter,
when the southerly winds are strong,
the surf,
on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome.
- William Bligh

By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and
ours were at too great a distance to engage,
I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward;
and I imagined they were going to form a new line.
- John Byng

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life,
we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice,
then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

In the 19th Century people were looking for the Northwest Passage.
Ships were lost and brave people were killed,
but that doesn't mean we never went back to that part of the world again,
and I consider it the same in space exploration.
- John L. Phillips

We have nine ships and in the next two years will have ten,
eleven and twelve.
So things are going very nicely and all because of
that program that people thought was mindless and so forth.
- Gavin MacLeod

FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures
of ships they took out of the White House after he died.
But he could choose good men.
- Stuart Symington

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Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and,
if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the
high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging
in one or both of these threatening activities.
- Frank Gaffney

We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us,
whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world.
For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.
- George Allen

The reason given by the President in asking Congress
to declare war against Germany is that the German government
has declared certain war zones,
within which, by the use of submarines,
she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives.
- George William Norris

Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and
unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism,
which had existed in other places - in Glasgow,
in Liverpool and of course in Ireland,
north and south.
- Thomas Keneally

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space
ships travelling to other planets,
it is fiction based on science and I am using science
as my basis for my fiction,
but it's the science of prehistory -
palaeontology and archaeology -
rather than astronomy or physics.
- Jean M. Auel

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights
in the stormiest of nights.
- Giotto di Bondone

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation,
a ship going to discover the New World.
And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
- John Lennon

Creating a believable world on the ship was very important,
and technically they got better and better and better at showing the ship too.
- Patrick Stewart

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it,
but hard work is what keeps the ship moving.
Good luck means, work hard.
Keep up the good work.
- Kevin Eubanks

Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus,
and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series,
where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
- Gregory Harrison

It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
- Robert Bork

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
- John Bunyan

His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra
fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
- Edmund Wilson

There can be only one Captain to a ship.
- Thomas John Barnardo

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One,
which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
- Majel Barrett

A ship has a soul.
- John Rhodes Sturdy

'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
- Thomas Fuller

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship,
or fleets under my command, into great danger,
I should have long ago been out of the Service and
never in the House of Peers.
- Horatio Nelson

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks,
many people all around will be sucked down with it.
- Pablo Picasso

A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a
crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire
when they'd like to shorten sail.
- Sterling Hayden

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross


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