83+ Best Captain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Captain Quotes

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

I know that it is a huge responsibility to be the captain, the No. 10, but I like it. I like the responsibility, the pressure, and I like playing football. Neymar

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

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers. Leonardo da Vinci

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

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger. Aldous Huxley

No one gets left behind, remember? Mitch Albom

I think, at the end of the day, filmmaking is a team, but eventually there’s got to be a captain. Ridley Scott

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

Nobody is a born captain. He learns with time. Shahid Afridi

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

At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain  I was just in the team. Pele

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

There is so much to sailing a ship. There’s about a thousand different lines on a brig ship, and knowing what each one of those does, it takes a long time, and that’s why you have these cabin boys that start on the ship, and they learn throughout the years, and that’s why it takes so long to captain one. Tom Holland

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

My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother’s people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship. Joseph C. Lincoln

Unhand me, Grandfather barks, you badge bunny of uncivil justice. Michael Benzehabe

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship’s captain has to avoid a shipwreck. Guy de Maupassant

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

I wasn’t thrilled about The Sound Of Music not the movie itself but my role in it. Captain Von Trapp was a bore, and they tried to help by giving it a bit more cynicism, but it wasn’t my favourite role. I enjoyed the music, and I loved Julie Andrews. Christopher Plummer

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

Respect is the most essential thing about captaincy. Respect between the captain and players is important. It is give and take. Shahid Afridi

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

I’m very thrilled and excited to have been given the opportunity to captain England. Kevin Pietersen

Every leader is a boss but every boss is not a leader. Amit Kalantri

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o’clock. Meriwether Lewis

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

Working with Dav Pilkey was a dream come true. Dav is incredibly funny, and he’s been a hero of mine for a long time. It was great bringing the Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants worlds together! Jeff Kinney

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 doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear. Karl Shapiro

I thought, out of respect to her, she should have been captain. We all saw her as our leader. Sam Walker

I am the captain of Madrid, and I will defend my team. Sergio Ramos

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

I am the master of my fate and I am the captain of my boat. While ups and downs are a part of everyone’s journey, how you face it makes you the person or artiste you are. Jubin Nautiyal

I know super stale bread is hard to eat so today we have drumroll, please slightly less stale bread. Kassidy Mae Claren

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. Horatio Nelson

Life without God is like an aircraft without a captain. It is bound to crash at any time. Gift Gugu Mona

There can be only one Captain to a ship. Thomas John Barnardo

So I come back again to the condition that the Golden Rule, if one adopts it, is a difficult master to serve. The ship’s captain will not throw the compass overboard because the wind blows fair and the day is funny. For he knows, from the experiences of the ocean’s instability, that the danger days of storm are always just ahead. So the compass must always be handy and obedience to it must always be loyal. And so with the Golden Rulle the compass must be ever at hand through life’s journey. It will see us through trying times. And perhaps the most trying of all times comes when success is riding high and we may be tempted to throw the compass overboard. It is then we must remember that all good days in human life come from the mastery of the days of trouble that are forever recurrent. James Cash Penney

Someone asked how I feel about Captain Crunch. I’m capable of eating an entire box of it without any milk. It is a sweet taste that is indescribable. Captain Crunch is its own flavour. Pedro Pascal

Every boat needs a captain. Even when it’s empty. Giovannie de Sadeleer

A captain of the Navy ought to be a man of strong and well connected sense, with a tolerable good education, a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice. John Paul Jones

Life without God is like an aircraft without a Captain. Anytime, it is bound to crash. Gift Gugu Mona

I had rather have a plain, russet coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle man and is nothing else. Oliver Cromwell

Captain Tervitt had been a real captain, for many years, on the lake boats. Now he had a job as a special constable. He stopped the cars to let the children cross the street in front of the school and kept them from sledding down the side street in winter. He blew his whistle and held up one big hand, which looked like a clown’s hand, in a white glove. He was still tall and straight and broad shouldered, though old and white haired. Cars would do what he said, and the children, too. Alice Munro

I’ve always maintained a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me. Gautam Gambhir

Pilots have an established history of committing mass murder during their suicides. Steven Magee

When you are captain, you are never speaking for yourself. Brian O’Driscoll

Every child has the ability to make history. Emily C. Burger

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship. Dick Gregory

Never trust the captain who has never taken any education from the School of Storms! Mehmet Murat ildan

I’ve had lots of things that didn’t work out, like TV shows. You learn a lot through mistakes I learned that you have to be the captain of your ship. Actually, I own my ship. Pamela Anderson

On any given day, Ossifar Distana carried around 5000 passengers, the actual figure varying slightly depending on where she was on the vast elliptical cruise that took her around the Terran Empire. When she entered the system she carried 4984 passengers, 500 crew, one dead body and one very puzzled Captain. Christina Engel

In 2000 I became captain and stayed till 2005, and this was a very successful time in Indian cricket, so it was a satisfying tenure for me. Sourav Ganguly

I shot her a look. You of all people should know how dangerous my silence is. The longer my brain gets to working, the more I give my madcap plans credence. I was debating the merits of leaving a trail of catnip through the warehouse tonight a stray cat infestation is the exact thing to keep Otthmann and the others occupied. Katherine McIntyre

I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia. Bob Feller

To save his crew, the Captain of Honor got lost on the high seas. Alan Maiccon

I was once the captain of Akagi, and it is with heartfelt regret that I must now order that she be sunk. Isoroku Yamamoto

When leaders don’t find the way, find new leaders. Amit Kalantri

I resigned from captaincy because I wanted the new captain to get enough time for preparing a team before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. MS Dhoni

When the world asks you to walk, don’t listen, just sit! When the world asks you to sit, don’t listen, just walk! The captain of your own ship is you, not the world! Mehmet Murat ildan

As a captain, I think it’s important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad. Mark Messier

A seaworthy name, he acknowledged, tipping his hat. And this here be Battersby. He goes where I go, rain or shine. Gina Marinello Sweeney

I didn’t want to be captain, I wanted to have more free time. I didn’t want that added pressure at that particular time, but they actually insist, insist, insist, so I said ok. So I thought, just get on with it. Chris Gayle

Watching Natalie navigate life through a lens of love is inspiring. She’s the captain. I’m the crew. Richie Norton

My dad was actually a college boxer at L.S.U. and a good one, too. He was the captain of the boxing team. James Carville

The captain of a ship can run a great ship, but he can’t do anything about the tides. Matthew Norman

I began my journey as a captain when I was just 21-22 and leading the Indian side for so many years has helped me also grow as a person. My growth as a person pretty much has happened on the ground along with teammates. Mithali Raj

Trust is like a block of ice, once it melts into the ground, you can never get it back. Captain Chief

The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat. Guy Lafleur

You are the captain of your ship that never comes in. Daniel Lee Edstrom

Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. Umberto Eco

With a good captain, a rough ocean turns into a calm lake; with a bad captain, a calm lake turns into a rough ocean! Mehmet Murat ildan

I was the guy who had been bouncing around the film industry for years, and I’d been lucky if five or 10 people would see my movies, so Captain Jack did a big flip for my career. Johnny Depp

After dinner, Holden took a long, slow tour of his new ship. He opened every door, looked in every closet, turned on every panel, and read every readout. He stood in engineering next to the fusion reactor and closed his eyes, getting used to the almost subliminal vibration she made. If something ever went wrong with it, he wanted to feel it in his bones before any warning ever sounded. James S.A. Corey

I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do. Johnny Depp

I prefer to sail in a bad ship with a good captain rather than sail in a good ship with a bad captain. Mehmet Murat ildan

A good captain is great only if he has a great team. S. Sreesanth