There are many websites which have Nautical quotes - I even have one myself:
The Frugal Mariner: Quotes about Sailing
and others on this forum have some, too.(Sailing Zone: Sailing Quotes and Thoughts
But in every case, these are quoting famous people. And in many cases, they stole them from someone else, or had them written for them by someone else. I am willing to bet a very small amount that the hoi polloi, the great unwashed, the common man, basically, us, have said stuff that is quotable also. It's just that no one ever knows about it because very few have ever heard of us. And when we DO say something profound, everyone thinks we're quoting someone famous.
So here's what I'm looking for: If you've said something about sailing, boats, nautical stuff in general, post it here whether profound, funny, practical or whatever. Don't be shy, don't be modest. And post whatever name to which you want the quote attributed. Prefer your real name, but if you'd rather remain anonymous and unfamous in your own right, use your login name. All should be original from you.
I'll start it out with a few of my own:
"We use the bra method of sailing. Hoist 'em up and keep 'em from floppin'."
"ĎMateí on my boat is not a rank; itís an order." -Captain Larry
"A sailboat is a fickle mistress. Youíve got to buy her things. Youíve got to understand everything about her. What you donít know sheíll use against you." -Captain Larry
"Being good in bed is very much like sailing a boat well. The pity is, if youíre bad at it, you canít fall off and drown." -Captain Larry
"I was told my great-great-grandfather was a pirate who was hanged before he had any children." -Captain Larry
"Iím going to paint pictures of barnacles on the bottom of my boat so theyíll think itís full and leave it alone." -Captain Larry
"If you donít have deck leaks, how do you know where to store your buckets?" -Captain Larry
"Those on shore gaze at the water. Those on the water gaze at the shore." -Captain Larry
So, if you post your personal quote here, I'll assume you have given tacit permission to use your quote on The Frugal Mariner, with attribution, of course.
No plagiarism, please.