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Ships Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single 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

Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity,
corruption, or prejudice.
- Johann Most

We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired.
We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan.
- Shaukat Aziz

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

It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship.
But get real, when everyone is bailing out,
you don't want to be the last man standing.
- Robbie Fowler

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
- Omar N. Bradley

The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

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

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship,
he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas

A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
- Thomas Carlyle

Not only I lost what I had in the ship,
but from the captain and the company generally what
was good or worth the taking was carried away;
all which was done unknown to the emperor.
- Will Adams

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship,
which illuminate only the track it has passed.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;
and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
- John Masefield

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship.
The rules of architecture never built a house.
- Thomas Reid

It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel
on the way to Australia when the ship was captured,
and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French.
- Fritz Sauckel

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill


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