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Voyage Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Voyage

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The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

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I take the helm on my life voyage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing
that assures the prosperous voyage.
- George William Curtis

 

A young sailor boy came to see me to-day.
It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage,
and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
- Maria Mitchell

We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led
to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making
event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.
- John Fiske

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

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I mean this record does not sound like somebody's maiden voyage.
- George Duke

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
- Giotto di Bondone

There is no way to ease the burden.
The voyage leads on from harm to harm,
A land of others and of silence.
- Donald Justice

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity
of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors,
that I should otherwise have done.
- Zebulon Pike

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
- Michel de Montaigne

I do not care so much for the death of my gunner,
as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good
friends in England that will bring me off for that.
- William Kidd

Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
- Tom Wolfe

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies,
I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
- Christopher Columbus

It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands,
seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge.
It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
- Frederick Sanger

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking
new landscapes but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was
not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
- Norman Cousins

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in,
that determines the success of a voyage.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There's really one character for every actor.
The voyage is to find that one character.
- Richard Gere

There is only one valid species of voyage,
which is walk towards the men.
- Ella Maillart

Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to
count less than the true number,
that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.
- Christopher Columbus

The universe lies before you on the floor,
in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers,
in your mind.
From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
- Agnes de Mille

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

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

My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
- Bill Toomey

The final lesson a writer learns is that
everything can nourish the writer.
The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter,
a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
- Anais Nin

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
- Thomas Hobbes

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows
how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals,
a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage,
then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome,
voyage, we came at last into port.
Immediately on landing I got together my few effects;
and,
squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest
and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage,
or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns,
experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of
his life among his family.
- Joachim du Bellay

Never was a faithful prayer lost.
Some prayers have a longer voyage than others,
but then they return with their richer lading at last,
so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
- William Gurnall

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture,
solves each problem as they came to it.
They helped themselves.
And they were helped through powers known and unknown
to them at the time they set out on their voyage.
They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
- W. Clement Stone

For all my years in public life, I have believed that
America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all.
There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage.
We know the future will outlast all of us,
but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
- Edward Kennedy

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!
- Joshua Slocum

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.
- Joshua Slocum

As, however, the port in reality lies in thirty-two
degrees thirty-four minutes,
according to the observations that have been made,
they went much beyond it, thus making the voyage much
longer than was necessary.
- Junipero Serra

For it goes without saying that this great recognition
at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find
the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of
exploration farther into the depths of the atom.
- Ernest Lawrence

And what classical music does best and must always do more,
is to show this kind of transformation of moods,
to show a very wide psychological voyage.
And I think that's something that we as classical musicians have underestimated.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships,
but with the people you meet on them.
- Amelia Barr

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages
as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
- Julien Green

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Its five year mission...
to boldly go where no man has gone before.
- Gene Roddenberry

If we must not act save on a certainty,
we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain.
But how many things we do on an uncertainty,
sea voyages, battles!
- Blaise Pascal

We have found that morals are not, like bacon,
to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine,
to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey,
to be preserved in cells.
- William Taylor

Imagination is as good as many voyages -
and how much cheaper!
- George William Curtis

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the
King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition
of discovery to the far north-west,
perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia.
- Harry Johnston

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not
able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery,
and without it, all the rest are not only useless,
but disastrous.
- Thomas Merton

The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity
be a little unsure of himself.
It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything,
who is always with it, that we should beware of.
- Fred Hoyle

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan


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