Joshua Slocum Famous Quotes & Sayings

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24 Joshua Slocum Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Joshua Slocum Sayings: Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police; their reputation is known the Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police; their reputation is known the world over.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: As for myself, the wonderful sea charmed me from the first. As for myself, the wonderful sea charmed me from the first.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered. She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails. The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: As the day wore on I watched the birds all flying in one direction, and As the day wore on I watched the birds all flying in one direction, and said, Land lies there.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: I once knew a writer who, after saying beautiful things about the sea, passed through I once knew a writer who, after saying beautiful things about the sea, passed through a Pacific hurricane, and he became a changed man.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat. She did not leak a drop - not one drop!
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: Good work in the building of my vessel stood me always in good stead. Good work in the building of my vessel stood me always in good stead.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: Now, it it well known that one cannot step on a tack without saying something Now, it it well known that one cannot step on a tack without saying something about it.
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Joshua Slocum Sayings: To know the laws that govern the winds, and to know that you know them, To know the laws that govern the winds, and to know that you know them, will give you an easy mind on your voyage round the world; otherwise you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: Remember, Lord, my ship is small and thy sea is so wide! Remember, Lord, my ship is small and thy sea is so wide!
Joshua Slocum Sayings: And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go. To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information, and they They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information, and they were the first to meet me. Some one said they came to arrest me, and - well, let it go at that.
Joshua Slocum Sayings: But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?
Joshua Slocum Sayings: About midnight the fog shut down again denser than before. One could almost "stand on About midnight the fog shut down again denser than before. One could almost "stand on it." It continued so for a number of days, the wind increasing to a gale. The waves rose high, but I had a good ship. Still, in the dismal fog I felt myself drifting into loneliness, an insect on the straw in the midst of the elements.