Navy quotes

  • Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Navy #Aircraft Carriers #Becoming

  • Hemispheric solidarity is new among statesmen, but not among the feathered navies of the sky.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Sky #Navy #Solidarity

  • Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.
    -- Arleigh Burke

    #Navy #Use #Failing

  • This ship is built to fight. You had better know how.
    -- Arleigh Burke

    #Fighting #Navy #Ships

  • I did not have any money, so when I came to New York, I just dressed myself with whatever I could find and the Army-Navy store.
    -- Babette March

    #New York #Army #Navy

  • By the end of this decade, a majority of our Navy and Air Force fleets will be based out of the Pacific, because the United States is and always will be a Pacific power.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Memorable #Air #Navy

  • I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor. I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war.
    -- Barney Ross

    #War #Years #Navy

  • As an enlisted sailor, I don't feel that the Navy is advancing me in rank fast enough, so I'm going to change my last name to Stains. My guess is they would rather promote me than to have to refer to me as Seaman Stains.
    -- Brad Wilkerson

    #Sex #Names #Navy

  • The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Military #Army #Navy

  • The appropriation of public money always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill. If we are to have a billion dollars of navy, half a billion of farm relief, [etc. ] the people will have to furnish more revenue by paying more taxes. It is for them, through their Congress, to decide how far they wish to go.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Love #People #Navy

  • It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.
    -- Chester W. Nimitz

    #War #Enemy #Navy

  • The Navy credits me with more kills as a sniper than any other American service member, past or present.
    -- Chris Kyle

    #Past #Navy #Credit

  • I don't have any delusions. I don't think I would make it through Navy SEAL training.
    -- Chris Pratt

    #Thinking #Training #Navy

  • The success of our surprise attack on Pearl Harbor will prove to be the Waterloo of the war to follow. For this reason the Imperial Navy is massing the cream of its strength in ships and planes to assure success.
    -- Chuichi Nagumo

    #War #Navy #Pearls

  • Two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole and then again two days before the attack, they saw through their analysis that a major event was going to occur in Yemen. They told the Navy not to bring the Cole into Yemen harbor. It went in and was attacked.
    -- Curt Weldon

    #Two #Navy #Events

  • I stayed in the Navy until July of 1946.
    -- Daniel J. Evans

    #July #Navy

  • And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
    -- Daniel J. Evans

    #Engineering #Choices #Navy

  • I got called back into the Navy during the Korean War.
    -- Daniel J. Evans

    #War #Navy #Korean

  • My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
    -- Dave Van Ronk

    #Uncles #Grandfather #Navy

  • Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Travel #Order #Navy

  • If the Marines are abolished half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. They are as necessary to the well being of a ship as the officers. Instead of decreasing the Corps, I would rather hope to see a large increase, for we feel the want of Marines very much.
    -- David Dixon Porter

    #Marine #Navy #Half

  • Great Britain would spend her last guinea to keep a navy superior to that of the United States or any other power.
    -- David Lloyd George

    #Navy #United States #Lasts

  • When you start to build a serious wardrobe, the navy blazer is the very first piece you should choose. It can be a building block for an entire work and casual wardrobe.
    -- Derren Brown

    #Block #Navy #Pieces

  • Pink is the navy blue of India.
    -- Diana Vreeland

    #Blue #Navy #India

  • That's what so great about making movies. It's that you get to do stuff you never would be able to do in real life. You get to go to a recording studio, you get to go to Navy ships and fly all over the world for press. And it's just a great job.
    -- DJ Qualls

    #Jobs #Real #Navy

  • The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
    -- Edward Gibbon

    #Army #Soldier #Navy

  • The British Army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy.
    -- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

    #War #Army #Navy

  • I never translated from my days in the Navy to being a congressman.
    -- Eric Massa

    #Navy #Congressman

  • Raeder, the political admiral, stealthily built up the German Navy in defiance of the Versailles Treaty, and then put it to use in a series of aggressions which he had taken a leading part in planning.
    -- Erich Raeder

    #Taken #Political #Navy

  • I wouldn't trade those 10 years for anything. The Navy taught me a lot of things. It molded me as a man, and I made a lot of wonderful friends.
    -- Ernest Borgnine

    #Men #Years #Navy

  • The Navy has changed a great deal. Not that the officers of my day were bad, because I served under a lot of good officers, believe me. But there were a few bad ones, too.
    -- Ernest Borgnine

    #Believe #Navy #Changed

  • I've been to a number of places and seen for myself the caliber of people who are in the Navy today - in all the services for that matter. This is an altogether different bunch. These people of today are really bright, young, good people.
    -- Ernest Borgnine

    #Numbers #People #Navy

  • Underway on nuclear power.
    -- Eugene P. Wilkinson

    #Navy #Nuclear #Nuclear Power

  • I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval craft between the great naval powers was too high.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Navy #Crafts #Naval

  • France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Navy #France #Naval

  • I know of no more important subject to the peace of Europe and the world than the reasonable reduction of armaments, especially in Europe, and of naval armaments throughout the world.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Europe #Navy #Important

  • There are but few naval powers, but there are many land powers.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Land #Navy #Naval

  • No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.
    -- Frank Knox

    #Navy #Matter #Caught

  • You may fire when you are ready Gridley.
    -- George Dewey

    #Fire #Navy #May

  • No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty.
    -- George W. Norris

    #Police #Navy #Duty

  • I was a mechanic in the Navy. And mechanics in the Navy are like mechanics in airlines. You may have more stripes than I do, but you don't know how to fix the airplane.
    -- Gordon Bethune

    #Airplane #Stripes #Navy

  • There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.
    -- Graham Chapman

    #Mean #Navy #Cannibalism

  • If it takes the entire army and navy to deliver a postal card in Chicago, that card will be delivered.
    -- Grover Cleveland

    #Army #Navy #Chicago

  • And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.
    -- Harry Mathews

    #Years #Navy #Sophomore

  • The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots. If you're not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only operate well by pretending to be one.
    -- Herman Wouk

    #Finding Yourself #Navy #Genius

  • If you've never met a Navy SEAL and you ran into one at a bar, you probably still wouldn't know he's a Navy SEAL.
    -- Howard E. Wasdin

    #Navy #Bars #Mets

  • I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941.
    -- Jack Adams

    #June #Parent #Navy

  • Don't give up the ship!
    -- James Lawrence

    #Giving Up #Navy

  • The Westgate Landfill is zoned for residential use. It's near a planned village. The Navy has a capping plan for the site, but it's not consistent with residential use for the site.
    -- James Young

    #Navy #Use #Village

  • I'm trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive.
    -- Jennifer Morrison

    #White #Black #Navy

  • The cooperation of navies from around the world promises high tactical value for the ships, aircraft, and divers involved; while demonstrating international resolve in defending maritime security against potential threats.
    -- John C. Stennis

    #Promise #Navy #World

  • I am now reading Cooper's Naval History which I find very interesting.
    -- John Davis Long

    #Reading #Interesting #Navy

  • It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England?
    -- John Masefield

    #Home #Sick #Navy

  • I'm a Navy brat. You find that a lot of stage actors are Army or Navy brats, because they have the ability to make a big impression, make friends, and then leave just a few months later.
    -- John Michael Higgins

    #Army #Navy #Actors

  • I put on fifteen pounds of muscle, so that was a lot of eating chicken and a high protein, low-carb diet. Also a lot of heavy lifting and a very different kind of training with an ex-navy SEAL guy who wanted to kill me every time I got with him. In a good way.
    -- Josh Hutcherson

    #Guy #Training #Navy

  • Religion has always been the picklock of imperialism. Let them try to convert the heathens, and when they fail, we shall send in the French Navy to protect them and our political and commercial interests.
    -- Jules Ferry

    #Political #Navy #Trying

  • The reason that the American Navy does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the Americans practice chaos on a daily basis.
    -- Karl Donitz

    #War #Practice #Navy

  • I did a lot of thrift and vintage. I would mix those pieces into some of the more inexpensive items from Express, Gap, Old Navy, and Clothestime.
    -- Katy Perry

    #Vintage #Navy #Pieces

  • This flick is all I have to say about being 17, the United States Navy, Christmas and the Fourth of July.
    -- Kenneth Anger

    #July #Navy #United States

  • An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    -- Mao Zedong

    #Military #Army #Navy

  • I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.
    -- Marc Garneau

    #Engineering #Years #Navy

  • To break a Navy Seal, you have to kill us. That's why we can make it into our training. That's why we can call ourselves Seals because the only way your gonna break us is to kill us.
    -- Marcus Luttrell

    #Training #Navy #Way

  • If you are to use Alexander Graham Bell’s product, which is to say the blower, you should, in all courtesy, use it as he would have wished; and Dr Bell insisted that all phone calls should begin with the words ‘Ahoy, ahoy’. Nobody knows why he insisted this – he had no connection to the navy – but insist he did and started every phone call that way. Nobody else did, and it was at the suggestion of his great rival Edison that people took to saying ‘Hello’. This seems unfair.
    -- Mark Forsyth

    #Phones #People #Navy

  • I hope for the experience of people standing together, turning their backs to the city and facing this, and hearing the leaves rustle. Well, maybe it won't be as bucolic as at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but I know you will feel removed from the city.
    -- Michael Arad

    #Cities #People #Navy

  • The thing about the movie 'Navy SEALs' is that it was just such a waste. The script could've been shaped to be much better, and you just hate to see all that talent and passion go to waste.
    -- Michael Biehn

    #Hate #Passion #Navy

  • I'm blessed to be in a command position in a Navy this good
    -- Michael Mullen

    #Military #Blessed #Navy

  • Every once in a while a voice appears that cuts through it all. As Hemmingway said, 'the truth has a certain ring to it.' When you hear the voice of Billy Vaughn you will hear the voice of an American manthe type of American who produces a Navy SEAL.
    -- Michael Savage

    #Cutting #Voice #Navy

  • With Midway as the turning point, the fortunes of war appeared definitely to shift from our own to the Allied side. The defeat taught us many lessons and impelled our Navy, for the first time since the outbreak of war, to indulge in critical self-examination.
    -- Mitsuo Fuchida

    #War #Self #Navy

  • In every age states of varying size and constitution and at every level of development have found naval warfare to be one of their most formidable and expensive tasks. Ships have always been large, costly and complicated, and warships much more complicated and costly than any others. Scholars are nowadays inclined to emphasize the power, wealth and sophistication of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and there is not more striking illustration of this than the advanced and elaborate administrative structures of the early English navy.
    -- Nicholas Rodger

    #Illustration #Navy #Age

  • I'm obsessed with the Victorian era and the British Royal Navy... I'd love to play a troubled sailor or captain or a boatman on a three masted ship.
    -- Nick Offerman

    #Play #Navy #Captains

  • A captured pirate was brought before Alexander the Great. “How dare you molest the sea?” asked Alexander. “How dare you molest the whole world?” the pirate replied, and continued: “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor.
    -- Noam Chomsky

    #Sea #Pirate #Navy

  • What can I say? If I knew in 1934 what I know now, I would have remained in the navy. I didn't know that this was going to happen and I didn't know that Germany was going to lose the war and be in ruins.
    -- Oswald Pohl

    #War #Navy #Ruins

  • But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
    -- Paul Berg

    #War #Effort #Navy

  • I'm a huge fan of the Navy. My father was a Naval historian, and I've been studying Naval battles forever.
    -- Peter Berg

    #Father #Forever #Navy

  • I stepped into the bedroom where he was killed and looked up at the ceiling, where you could still see the patterns of blood that had spurted from bin Laden's head when the bullet fired by a U.S. Navy SEAL tore through the terrorist leader's face.
    -- Peter Bergen

    #Blood #Leader #Navy

  • The Navy has a custom-if a ship runs aground, the captain is relieved regardless of who is responsible. That's how Abu Ghraib should be handled.
    -- Rand Beers

    #Running #Navy #Abu Ghraib

  • On 9/11, 2001, the Navy stood at 316 ships. By 2008, after one of the great military buildups in American history, we were at 278 ships and had 49,000 fewer sailors.
    -- Ray Mabus

    #Military #Navy #Ships

  • I was in the Navy as an enlisted man, started my first business when I was 21.
    -- Rick Scott

    #Men #Navy #Firsts

  • There's three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer.
    -- Robin Williams

    #Nice #Philosophy #Navy

  • I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but the Navy, having left school at 13.
    -- Sean Connery

    #School #Scotland #Navy

  • Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy - all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.
    -- Shimon Peres

    #Men #Ignorant #Navy

  • As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
    -- Simon Newcomb

    #Real #Sensual #Navy

  • So sucker MC's, please think twice; Would you join the navy if you didn't like the gravy and rice?
    -- Special Ed

    #Thinking #Hip Hop #Navy

  • The single most important duty of the federal government is to protect and defend our national sovereignty. There are new and disturbing reports of American nuclear submarines passing though Canadian waters without obtaining the permission of, or even notifying, the Canadian government.
    -- Stephen Harper

    #Government #Water #Navy

  • It's better to be a pirate than to join the navy.
    -- Steve Jobs

    #Memorable #Pirate #Navy

  • To my great surprise, Twitter is not housed in a silver pod that orbits Earth at supersonic speeds, vacuuming up and then dispersing digital bits of worldwide chitchat; it's in a big, bland office building in downtown San Francisco, near a bowling alley and an Old Navy.
    -- Susan Orlean

    #San Francisco #Office #Navy

  • Two Navy SEALs versus one angry seven-month-old," he mused, "The odds could go either way.
    -- Suzanne Brockmann

    #Two #Odds #Navy

  • A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.
    -- Theodore Roosevelt

    #Military #War #Navy

  • There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
    -- Thomas B. Macaulay

    #Army #Navy #Gentleman

  • My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
    -- Tony Curtis

    #Navy #World #Bronx

  • I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
    -- Tony Curtis

    #Navy #Tenderness

  • I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world, in His own good time, to become one nation, speaking one language, and when armies and navies will be no longer required.
    -- Ulysses S. Grant

    #Believe #Army #Navy

  • The launch of Nautilus, the world's first atomic submarine marked a transition in naval warfare-a transition as sudden as that associated with the Monitor.
    -- Waldemar Kaempffert

    #Navy #Submarines #World

  • The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength, - the floating bulwark of our island.
    -- William Blackstone

    #Strength #Islands #Navy

  • The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
    -- William Bligh

    #Navy #Too Much #Voyages

  • Strike fast, strike hard, strike often.
    -- William Halsey

    #Navy #Strikes

  • I never trust a fighting man who doesn't smoke or drink.
    -- William Halsey

    #Fighting #Men #Navy

  • Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.
    -- William Manchester

    #Navy #Pearls #Littles

  • In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British.
    -- William Whipple

    #Navy #Opinion #British

  • I wanted to leave Eight Is Enough for the Navy.
    -- Willie Aames

    #Eight #Navy #Enough