From the Publisher
"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!