Crew Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crew quotes, crew sayings, and crew proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail.      

Sterling Hayden

A family ship will never sink until it is abandoned by its crew.      

Wes Fesler

When a crew and a captain understand each other to the core, it takes a gale, and more than a gale, to put their ship ashore.      

Rudyard Kipling

What mattered more than how hard a man rowed was how well everything he did in the boat harmonized with what the other fellows were doing. And a man could't harmonize with his crew-mates unless he opened his heart to them. He had to care about his crew.     

Daniel James Brown

Papa was right, after all. A ship's crew was like a family, and together we had done what we never could have managed alone.     

Heather Vogel Frederick

Change yourself and watch how your crew quickly changes.     

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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.     

Marshall McLuhan

You're only as strong as your weakest link so you've got to make sure everybody in your crew is on point.     

Joey Badass

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew.     

Grace Hopper

Life without a defined purpose is similar to a boat without a crew in the middle of the ocean.     

Debasish Mridha

You never compete with the people in your crew; you have your own team. Competition is only with those people whose film is releasing alongside on Friday and never with one's own team.     

Emraan Hashmi

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.     

Steve Jobs

A frightened captain makes a frightened crew.     

Lister Sinclair

It’s scary to have a 30-foot wave chasing you. If you are steering, you don’t look back. The crew looks back for you, and you watch their faces. When they look straight up, then get ready!     

Magnus Olsson

You don't inspire your team by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.     

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You have to be happy with your own company before you try to accompany someone else.     

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The only way to get a good crew is to marry one.     

Eric Hiscock

I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up.      

Wanda Sykes

Now I remembered a captain's honor and his only duty: to bring his crew back alive.     

Carsten Jensen

That's the first rule of command; be consistent! You can be sadistic, you can be lazy, you can be stupid, but if you're consistent the crew will still let you sit in when they play dominoes.     

James Alan Gardner

Good company is important, it helps to cultivate good qualities.     

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

If you help them (the crew) create good memories, they'll forget all the bad stuff     

Geoff Dyer

Calm sailing doesn’t come from calm waters, it comes from having a good navigator; a good crew and a good vessel.     

Anthony T. Hincks