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ships Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about ships
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“It’s the size of the guns, not the size of the ship, that counts, my boy.”
G.A. Henty
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With Clive in India
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Dr. Rae
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guns
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“Against the black sky climbed a brilliant, flaming rocket. It was a ship’s danger flare. Little Toot looked hard and saw a ship jammed between two huge rocks. It was an ocean liner his father had towed many times down the river.”
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“My crew is my family and though I could never say it- perhaps, don’t need to say it- the Saad is my true home.”
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“So there was always exciting work for tugboats to do. They pushed the big ships into the docks to be unloaded. They towed the ships down the river to the wide, deep ocean.”
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“The shape of lips. The shape of ships. The shape of water when it drips.”
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“A viking is born, my son, and never escapes his destiny. As some men love horses and others love hunting wolves, so a viking loves ships, every plank and rope of them, and he is never happy unless he is riding the track of the whale, treading the path of the gannet.”
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“Trust a horse before a hound, a hound before a lass- and a long ship before them all!”
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“I flash to the ships of the air. But you are still master of the river. Quick, let your light shine again. Each to his own place, little brother!”
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″‘You don’t believe me,’ he said at last. ‘Well I don’t expect you to! I wouldn’t myself unless I saw it with my own eyes. But I wish, I wish it would happen. I wish the ship would take us somewhere — anywhere!‘”
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″‘You see, magic doesn’t happen often- not once in a blue moon,’ Sheila went on, trying to get things clear. ‘I expect there isn’t another magic ship like this in the whole world.‘”
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“In a moment he was Captain John, responsible for his ship and his crew, and Mrs. Dixon, the farmer’s wife, was a native, not wholly to be trusted in spite of her toffee and cake.”
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″‘Her real name isn’t Nancy,’ said Peggy. ‘Her name is Ruth, but Uncle Jim said that Amazons were ruthless, and as our ship is the Amazon, and we are Amazon pirates from the Amazon River, we had to change her name.”
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Rain The rain is raining all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea.
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Singing Of speckled eggs the birdie sings And nests among the trees; The sailor sings of ropes and things In ships upon the seas. The children sing in far Japan, The children sing in Spain; The organ with the organ man Is singing in the rain.
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“Windy Nights Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by, Late in the night when the fires are out, Why does he gallop and gallop about? Whenever the trees are crying aloud, And ships are tossed at sea, By, on the highway, low and loud, By at the gallop goes he, By at the gallop he goes, and then By he comes back at the gallop again.”
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“Shall I go off to South America? Shall I put out in my ship to sea? Or get in my cage and be lions and tigers? Or- shall I be only Me?”

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