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    Yeux mi-clos, il humait à présent dans les souffles du large l’âcreté du sel, il écoutait les vents siffler à son oreille, messagers rafraîchissants annonciateurs d’orage. Célian sentait à travers le tissu du hamac la peau réchauffée de Nyssa toujours endormie, sa longue chevelure princière apanagée de la lumière du jour. L’agile équipage de l’Astéropée, muscles tendus, œuvrait d’un bel ensemble autour des écoutes, habitué à manœuvrer les cordages et les voiles sur les mâts protégés de plusieurs couches d’huile de lin ; mais à cet instant les marins qui prenaient leur quart étaient allongés sur le pont pour admirer le lever de soleil.

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    You don’t command wind in the direction it blows, but you command a ship in the direction it sails.

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    But America is a great, unwieldy Body. Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and six-the swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace.

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    All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by.

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    At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.

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    Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.

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    Drifting, On a sea of forgotten teardrops, On a lifeboat, Sailing for Your love

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    From the plough to paper, from the wheel to house, from tool handles to sailing ships. Man would have been nothing without trees.

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    For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.

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    Fortunately the boat we rented had a motor in it You will definitely want this feature on your sailboat too, because if you put up the sails, the boat tips way over, and you could spill your beer.

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    Here in Miami, on weekends, amusement-seekers will come to the marina, set up folding chairs, and spend a highly entertaining day watching boat owners perform comical maneuvers such as forgetting to set their parking brakes and having their cars roll down the ramp and disappear, burbling gaily, below the surface.

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    Herschel removed the speckled tent-roof from the world and exposed the immeasurable deeps of space, dim-flecked with fleets of colossal suns sailing their billion-leagued remoteness.

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    He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.

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    He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.

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    Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.

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    Home is like the ship at sea, Sailing on eternally; Oft the anchor forth we cast, But can never make it fast.

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    In the time it takes us to look beyond the lies, we could be sailing in each other's eyes.

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    If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.

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    If you don't know what port you are sailing to, no wind is favourable.

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    I grew up flying over oceans and moving and sailing.

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    I just thank God I don't live in a trailer.

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    I’m not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it’s on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.

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    I'm sort of known in the comedy community as "Smooth Sailing," just 'cause everything always goes great. I've always had success at every turn. Everything has gone well for me. I've never had a project fail. Everywhere I go, it's "What's up, Smooth Sailing?! How are the seas today, buddy?" I'm like, "Calm as can be!

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    I hate a Barnacle as no man ever did before, not even a Sailor in a slow-sailing ship.

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    I know how to dance with the wind, I can use its power by sailing this way, then that way, and again this way, till finally I get to you. With rowing, you're working primarily with your arms and shoulders. But with sailing, you're making bigger use of the wind and the waves.

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    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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    I thought I would try my hand at sailing. It was too small and kept sinking, so I decided to try a boat instead.

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    It also occurred to him that throughout history, humankind has told two stories: the story of a lost ship sailing the Mediterranean seas in quest of a beloved isle, and the story of a god who allows himself to be crucified on Golgotha.

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

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    It was just the sort of yatch you'd expect a rock promoter to have. Mirrored ceilings, marble, Jacuzzis and leopard-skin everything, it made the merely vulgar seem commonplace.

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    It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.

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    Layering and changeability: this is the key, the combination that is worked into most of my buildings. Occupying one of these buildings is like sailing a yacht; you modify and manipulate its form and skin according to seasonal conditions and natural elements, and work with these to maximize the performance of the building.

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    I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.

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    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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    Love is going to replace life and from then on it's all smooth sailing. Love will replace life.

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    Life in the ocean makes Earth hospitable. We are sailing along in the universe and we have a blue engine that is making everything alright.

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    Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction.

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    Marketing today is much more like sailing than driving. Your boat is the brand. If you point your boat in the right direction, follow the winds/currents, and steer, you will get the boat to go where you want it. Marketers should become the wind, but accept that they’re at the mercy of the currents and weather

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    Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.

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    New things always have to experience difficulties and setbacks as they grow. It is sheer fantasy to imagine that the cause of socialism is all plain sailing and easy success, without difficulties and setbacks or the exertion of tremendous efforts.

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    On the Trans-Atlantic Single-handed Race Mr Owen Smithers has been disqualified for using both hands.

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    Only fools and passengers drink at sea.

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    Not so much two ships passing in the night as two ships sailing together for a time but always bound for different ports.

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    O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done.

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    Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

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    Sailing, the most expensive way to travel 3rd class

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    Quentin had an obsolete sailing ship that had been raised from the dead. He had psychotically effective swordsman and an enigmatic witch-queen. It wasn't the Fellowship of the Ring, but then again he wasn't trying to save the world from Sauron, he was trying to perform a tax audit on a bunch of hick islanders.

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    Sailing has given me some of the most pleasant and exciting moments of my life. It also has taught me something of the courage, resourcefulness, and strength of men who sail the seas in ships.

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    So far, I've only sailed in the Caribbean. I've sailed the Virgin Island and The Grenadines. I liked all that. We charted some really crummy boats in the Grenadines. That made for an exciting sailing trip (laughs) when everything goes well. When everything goes well. When sails rip, engines freeze up and you find there are organisms growing inside the diesel, it's terrible and amazing stuff.

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    Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.