As a coxswain, I've always been a rather large fan of this quote. Besides being just a rather bad-ass line, it can relate to a whole lot more than just going out into heavy seas. I look at it as just giving anything worth doing, your all. The whole "100%" cliché. It's not about failing or succeeding, it's about, at the end of the day, did you leave everything out there? Because after all, "it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back."