Captain Quotes

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William Ernest Henley
“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem”
Captain Jack Sparrow

Tite Kubo
“The perfect being, huh? There is no such thing as perfect in this world. That may sound cliché, but it’s the truth. The average person admires perfection and seeks to obtain it. But, what’s the point of achieving perfection? There is none. Nothing. Not a single thing. I loathe perfection! If something is perfect, then there is nothing left. There is no room for imagination. No place left for a person to gain additional knowledge or abilities. Do you know what that means? For scientists such as ourselves, perfection only brings despair. It is our job to create things more wonderful than anything before them, but never to obtain perfection. A scientist must be a person who finds ecstasy while suffering from that antimony. In short, the moment that foolishness left your mouth and reached my ears, you had already lost. Of course, that’s assuming you are a scientist”
Tite Kubo

Fall Out Boy
“They say the captain goes down with the ship, so when the world ends, will God go down with it?”
Fall Out Boy

“the problem at this point is that there is a problem.”
Captain Obvious

Vera Nazarian
“The compass rose is nothing but a star with an infinite number of rays pointing in all directions.

It is the one true and perfect symbol of the universe.

And it is the one most accurate symbol of you.

Spread your arms in an embrace, throw your head back, and prepare to receive and send coordinates of being. For, at last you know—you are the navigator, the captain, and the ship.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Mitch Albom
“No one gets left behind, remember?”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Howard Tayler
“Do me a favor, doc?"

"Anything, Captain."

"Stop italicizing the word 'Captain' when you say it."

"Go easy on the fourth wall there, sir."
-Captain Andreyasn & Doctor Bunnigus”
Howard Tayler, Resident Mad Scientist

S.J. Perelman
“You'll have to leave my meals on a tray outside the door because I'll be
working pretty late on the secret of making myself invisible, which may take me almost until eleven o'clock.”
S.J. Perelman

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Howard Tayler
“Oh, that's great. That way, when things have quieted down, and we come up for air, or money, or re-supply, we'll get a nice explosive package from him that says "so nice to see you again" in a way that only multi-megaton yields can.”
Howard Tayler, Under New Management

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I pray that I am never so foolishly naive or roguishly pompous to think that I can be the captain of my own ship, for if God is not at the helm my ship will soon be at the bottom.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Tim Powers
“Mr. Bird flung his food away and leaped to his feet, glaring around at no one in particular. 'I am not a dog!' he shouted agrily, his gold earrings flashing in the firelight.”
Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides

Tim Powers
“Shandy looked ahead. Blackbeard, apparently willing to get the explanation later, had picked up his oars and was rowing again.
'May I presume to suggest,' yelled Shandy giddily to Davies,
'that we preoceed the hell out of here with all due haste.'
Davies pushed a stray lock of hair back from his forehead and sat down on the rower's thwart. 'My dear fellow consider it done.”
Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides

A.D. Aliwat
“The last captain called to sea again
Sails intrepid forward
The waves they rock
But he cares not
He need only follow the stars

Looking down at that compass
Would just lead him astray
His great old vessel
Done in by monsters, maelstroms,
Tidal waves
Foundering toward lost Atlantis

But by ancient stars
Burning oh so bright
And sails high and strong
He’ll catch the gale
That will take him there
Out where he belongs

Not a distant shore
But heaven’s door
One with the sublime
Another bright light
In the starry night
Shining with
True greatness”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Theodore Ayrault Dodge
“Hannibal excelled as a tactician. No battle in history is a finer sample of tactics than Cannae. But he was yet greater in logistics and strategy. No captain ever marched to and fro among so many armies of troops superior to his own numbers and material as fearlessly and skillfully as he. No man ever held his own so long or so ably against such odds. Constantly overmatched by better soldiers, led by generals always respectable, often of great ability, he yet defied all their efforts to drive him from Italy, for half a generation. …As a soldier, in the countenance he presented to the stoutest of foes and in the constancy he exhibited under the bitterest adversity, Hannibal stands alone and unequaled. As a man, no character in history exhibits a purer life or nobler patriotism.”
Theodore Ayrault Dodge, Hannibal

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I demand that I be the captain of my own ship, I’ll probably be spending most of my time in a lifeboat. And if I then demand to be the captain of the lifeboat, I’ll probably be spending all of my time being the lunch of something that doesn’t care that I’m a captain.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Being captain doesn’t mean less work, just a different kind of work. A version of work that puts a lot of responsibility upon the shoulders.”
Aegelis, X Captain Ruik's Adventure

“The captain is the figure who holds sway over the dressing room by speaking to teammates as a peer, counseling them on and off the field, motivating them, challenging them, protecting them, resolving disputes, enforcing standards, inspiring fear when necessary, and above all setting a tone with words and deeds.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

“There was no question that the captains who made a habit of testing the boundaries of the rules would never be revered by the public the way Derek Jeter was. But this theory suggested that calling their behavior thuggish was an oversimplification. These were aggressive acts that pushed the limits of what’s acceptable, but they were also instrumental.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

“On the Tier One Teams I studied, the typical pecking order put the coach at the top, the talent on the bottom, and a water-carrying captain in the middle who served as an independent mediator between them. In this new order, where power and popularity went hand in hand, the middle manager’s role had been squeezed out. Unless the captain was the superstar, the captain was a bystander.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

“I thought, out of respect to her, she should have been captain. We all saw her as our leader.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

“The captains in Tier One were not poseurs. They didn’t make speeches, didn’t seek attention or acclaim, and were not comfortable wearing the cloak of power. Most of them took subservient roles and carried water for their teammates. In other words, they behaved precisely the way Gruenfeld describes. They won status by doing everything in their power to suggest they didn’t deserve it.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

Anthony T. Hincks
“Two eyes will always make you a slave to someone else.

Anthony T. Hincks

“If there is a pathway into the minds of human beings that bypasses consciousness and absorbs the emotions of others; and if this pathway can be activated by the sight of a bloody uniform, a hair-raising tribal dance, or just a deep stare; and if these displays can propel a team to run faster, jump higher, hit
harder, and push through pain and exhaustion, then these captains must have been masters of the art.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

Lydia Reeder
“Doll took a deep breath and willed herself to relax. She hoped that since she was the team captain, others would follow her lead and focus on the task at hand.”
Lydia Reeder, Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

“The same unceasing drive was something displayed by Russell, Puyol, Berra, Richard, and every other captain in Tier One. Early struggles culminated in a defining moment, a
breakthrough that left no doubt about their desire to win at any cost. And in each case, after they had established this fact, their teams began to turn the corner. The pattern was so consistent that it suggested their doggedness might, in fact, have been contagious.”
Sam Walker, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

“I know super stale bread is hard to eat so today we have- drumroll, please.....slightly LESS stale bread”
Kassidy Mae Claren, Lost Boy

Gift Gugu Mona
“Life without God is like an aircraft without a captain. It is bound to crash at any time.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes about God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

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