courtesy of "the geek"
Life's a reach; Then you gybe.
First Rule of Sailing: Keep the ocean out of the boat.
She starts--she moves--she seems to feel
The thrill of life along her keel,
And spurning with her foot the ground,
With one exulting, joyous bound,
She leaps into the ocean's arms!
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter . . . that's the charm of it.
Kenneth Grahame ("The Wind In The Willows")
For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze. Richard Bode ("First You Have to Row a Little Boat")