Ship Quotes

Many little leaks may sink a ship.

A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat.’

A great ship asks deep water.

The most important ship in the future will be a ship to carry planes. (to an American reporter, 1915)

It is cheering to see that the rats are still around – the ship is not sinking.

“Captain, how often does a little ship like this sink?” “Usually just once.”

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon’s roar; The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood, […]

There are many who wait for their ships to come in, For their ships to come in from the sea. This question they ask as they watch and wait: ‘Will a ship come home to me?’ The answer comes swift from a voyager old, A voyager weathered and gray: ‘Have you sent forth a craft […]

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.

I feel like a ship deserting a sinking rat. (remark made by unidentified disgruntled employee upon quitting his job)