Great Quotes and Boats

“It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.”

-Paul Newman (January 26, 1925-September 26, 2008), actor, director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Academy Award (The Color of Money 1986), BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Cannes Film Festival Award and Emmy Award recipient.

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“To build a winning crew, select the right athletes, place them in proper seats, and allow for the freedom to create. In other words, hire the right people for the right jobs and manage with a loose leash.”

– Craig Lambert, Journalist, Author and Rower, Mind Over Water: Lessons In the Art of Rowing.

Great Quotes and Boats

“All I have to do is get on base. The guys behind me make my job easier.”

“It was amazing just to know I contributed at some point. These guys picked up all the slack that I left. That’s what a team does” (2018 World Series sixth-inning home run after going 0-for-7 in Game 3).

-Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox Outfielder; All-Star 2016, 2017, 2018; Silver Slugger Award, 2016; Gold Glove Award, 2016, 2017; American League Batting Champion 2018.

Great Quotes and Boats

“If we don’t get it done, we’re not going to throw another pitch for four months, and everything we did the entire year is over. So I’d much rather throw the s— out of my arm now and have it feel s—-y for three months with a ring on my hand then hem and haw about if I’m good to go and sit there feeling good the entire offseason. This is it. This is do or die.”

-Rick Porcello, (Frederick Alfred Porcello), Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball pitcher, Cy Young Award Winner.

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Great Quotes and Boats

“Eddie had never noticed how much of his own speech derived from the sea, from “keeled over” to “learning the ropes” to “catching the drift” to “freeloader” to “gripe” to “brace up” to “taken aback” to “leeway” to “low profile” to “the bitter end,” or the very last link on a chain.”

-Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach (2017).

Great Quotes and Boats

Spendthrift

“Most mornings Andy rows over by himself in a dory from Port Clyde, half a mile away. On the way to the house, swinging a tackle box full of paints and brushes, he ducks into the hen house and emerges with half a dozen eggs, cradling them in one hand like juggling balls. He comes in the side door and chats with Al and me for a little while before heading upstairs” (51).

Christina’s World

“He rows home at dusk. Comes back the next day and troops upstairs, his heavy thudding footsteps the only sound in the quiet house. I hear him pacing around up there, opening doors, shutting doors walking into different rooms” (288).

– Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World: A Novel (2017).

Andrew Wyeth

Great Quotes and Boats

“And so in time the rowboat and I became one and the same-like the archer and his bow or the artist and his paint. What I learned wasn’t mastery over the elements; it was mastery over myself, which is what conquest is ultimately all about.”

-Richard Bode, First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life and Living (1995).