"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things that you didn''t do than by the ones you did do. So throw
off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade
winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
It's telling that Mark Twain chose sailing as a metaphor for living
life to the fullest. Throughout history, humankind has been going
to sea in boats and ships-for the purposes of trade, exploration,
transport, fishing, and pure enjoyment.
The Little Red Book of Sailing Wisdom contains some of the most
moving, perceptive, witty, and inspirational words ever spoken or
written about the sea-faring life. Novelists, politicians,
explorers, playwrights, poets, musicians, and celebrities weigh in
on life upon the water, under sail. These are just some of the
folks whose words appear in these pages:
•William F. Buckley
•And dozens of others!