Alan Villiers Quotes

Alan John Villiers (23 September 1903 – 3 March 1982) was an author, adventurer, photographer and mariner

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Alan Villiers


There is little man has made that approaches anything in nature, but a sailing ship does. There is not much man has made that calls to all the best in him, but a sailing ship does.

Alan Villiers


Every ship should have a cat.

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Only fools and passengers drink at sea.

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The singing of sea shanties as working songs at sea is a lost art

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