Navigation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "navigation" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Douglas Adams
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Toba Beta
“When walking alone in a jungle of true darkness,
there are three things that can show you the way:
instinct to survive, the knowledge of navigation,
creative imagination. Without them, you are lost.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Joseph Conrad
“Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you, smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, "Come and find out".”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“It is not required that we know all of the details about every stretch of the river. Indeed, were we to know, it would not be an adventure, and I wonder if there would be much point in the journey.”
Jeffrey R. Anderson

Alexandre Dumas
“He pointed out to him the bearings of the coast, explained to him the variations of the compass, and taught him to read in that vast book opened over our heads which they call heaven, and where God writes in azure with letters of diamonds.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“Loss is like a wind, it either carries you to a new destination or it traps you in an ocean of stagnation. You must quickly learn how to navigate the sail, for stagnation is death.”
Val Uchendu

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You do not attain success when you associate with those in high positions, It comes when you accept yourself and realize that only you can take yourself to where your heart truly lies.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jeanette Winterson
“When you follow a star you know you will never reach that star; rather it will guide you to where you want to go. ... So it is with the world. It will only ever lead you back to yourself.”
Jeanette Winterson, Boating for Beginners

Christiaan Huygens
“How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them. A very fit consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.”
Christiaan Huygens, Cosmotheoros: or, conjectures concerning the inhabitants of the planets

Toba Beta
“Human's moral compass doesn't work yet
in worlds where the instinct navigates life.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“We have another chance to navigate, perhaps in a slightly different way than we did yesterday. We cannot go back. But we can learn.”
Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things - Navigating Everyday Life with Grace

José Ortega y Gasset
“To meditate is to sail a course, to navigate, among problems many of which we are in the process of clearing up. After each one looms another, whose shores are even more attractive, more suggestive. Certainly, it requires strength and perseverance to get to windward of problems, but there is no greater delight than to reach new shores, and even to sail, as Camoëns says, “through seas that keel has never cut before.” If you will now open a bank-account of attention for me, I foretell sun-smitten landscapes and promise archipelagoes.”
José Ortega y Gasset, Man and People

Tahir Shah
“The ability to tell a good route from a terrible one is a valuable skill when leading an expedition. Unfortunately for us all, it was a skill I did not possess.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“A city without road humps is like a world without maps.”
Kalyan C. Kankanala

Amit Kalantri
“Asking someone else to drive your sports car is like asking someone else to kiss your girlfriend.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

F.T. McKinstry
“Springtime blooms the starry tree
Bearing fruit the mariners see.
High by night and low by dawn
The silver apple guides us home.”
F.T. McKinstry, The Gray Isles

Kim Ha Campbell
“Beliefs are our foundation and our guiding compass, navigating us through life.”
Kim Ha Campbell, Inner Peace Outer Abundance

“Boating is a wonderful and relaxing pastime, however it is not without its hazards.”
Captain Hank Bracker

Karen Kimsey-House
“When there is alignment and understanding, it is much easier to navigate forward together, moving in and out of agreement.”
Karen Kimsey-House, Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead

“Sidewalks help the blind see.”
Kalyan C. Kankanala

Charles Kuralt
“You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.”
Charles Kuralt

Christina Engela
“Captain Harald Biscay rubbed his graying temples, staring deep in thought at the vast star field showing on the large navigation display on the bridge. It had been a pretty rough few days for him. Of all the things he’d seen in his travels through the universe, not many rated worthy of being remembered. Of the few examples of items Captain Biscay rated that highly, when he was a young man, his uncle would often play the bagpipes at strange hours of the night – shortly before being put in a ‘home’. That rated a mention.”
Christina Engela, Dead Man's Hammer

Hank Bracker
“Nathaniel Bowditch…
the father of American Navigation was born on March 26, 1773, in Salem, Massachusetts. At the age of ten; he left school to work in his father's cooperage, before becoming a bookkeeping apprentice, to a ship chandler. At fourteen years of age he taught himself Algebra and later Calculus. He poured over books critical to the development of Astronomy, such as those written by Sir Isaac Newton. He also corrected thousands of calculation errors in John Hamilton Moore’s book “The New Practical Navigator.” As a young man he learned Latin and French allowing him to read foreign technical books and translated Pierre Simon de Laplace’s book on mathematics and theoretical astronomy.
In 1795, Bowditch went to sea on his first voyage as a ship's clerk and yeoman. By his fifth voyage at sea he was promoted to Captain and was a part owner of the vessel. Following this voyage, he returned to Salem in 1803, resuming his studies. In 1802, his book The American Practical Navigator was first published. That same year, Harvard University awarded Bowditch an honorary Master of Arts degree. His tireless academic work earned him a significant standing, including acceptance to the “American Academy of Arts and Sciences.” In 1806, Bowditch was offered the “Chair of Mathematics and Physics at Harvard” as well as at the “United States Military Academy and the University of Virginia.”
His encyclopedia of navigation “The American Practical Navigator,” usually just referred to by his name “Bowditch,” still serves as a valuable handbook on oceanography and meteorology, and contains useful tables and a maritime glossary. Without a doubt it is the finest book on Navagation ever written.”
Hank Bracker

“ITS nomimal without all on transfer of
regard, that weight of a measure of lines cannot be equal in comparison. The want of privacy is a need of personality not character. Only through devotional love not modernity can you coolect the past, present and future. Timeless is not what you think or hear. Patience is not any big reveal. Never see make how all free?”
Robert Wesley Miller

Robert Moor
“Complete freedom is not what a trail offers. Quite the opposite; a trail is a tactful reduction of options.”
Robert Moor, On Trails: An Exploration

Harriet Lerner
“Our family of origin—the source of our first blueprint for navigating relationships.”
Harriet Lerner