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Swimming Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Swimming.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
- Woodrow Wilson

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Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming:
you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.
- Lionel Trilling

Somehow I kept my head above water.
I relied on the discipline, character,
and strength that I had started to develop as that
little girl in her first swimming pool.
- Esther Williams

 

Nobody cared about swimming.
You could draw a crowd for basketball.
- Merlin Olsen

Handball, swimming, running, jumping,
basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney

So I rang up my local swimming baths.
I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said
'It depends where you're calling from.'
- Tim Vine

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Believe in yourself, not only in swimming,
but in life itself.
You always have to have fun.
You have to have an open mind.
If you're not enjoying it, don't do it.
Life's too short.
- Debbie Meyer

This life is like a swimming pool.
You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
- Dennis Rodman

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
- Warren Buffett

It has nothing to do with swimming.
That happens to be my sport.
I'm trying to see how far I can go.
- Mark Spitz

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

I walked away from the sport for 17 years,
then started swimming again recently in a master's program.
- Mark Spitz

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking,
fishing, hunting, camping, swimming,
horseback riding,
and canoeing.
- Ric Keller

There is no more reason to pay for private education
than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for
those who do not use public facilities.
- Albert Shanker

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history.
To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me.
There's no better time to try this than now.
- Michael Phelps

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

I always felt that if I made a movie,
it would be one movie; I didn't see how they could make 26 swimming movies.
- Esther Williams

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I've always liked pop music.
There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene,
because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way,
really.
- Robert Wyatt

I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.
- Don Johnson

Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of
the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming -
being compared to him and Mark Spitz.
- Michael Phelps

Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work.
He set me up nicely.
- Johnny Weissmuller

I may be smelly and I may be old, Rough in my pebbles,
reedy in my pools, But where my fish float by I bless their swimming,
And I like the people to bathe in me especially women.
- Stevie Smith

Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence,
gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.
- Esther Williams

I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming
pool than play Bach and starve.
- Xavier Cugat

Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.'
That's a huge myth.
John and I literally used to sit down and say,
'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'
- Paul McCartney

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the
world knows nothing about,
need only a bit of praise or encouragement -
and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane,
perhaps, I tell them that I think.
Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
- Tom Glazer

I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays,
and skiing...
oh yes and swimming.
- Roger Moore

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
- John Oates

Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming,
regularly.
- Ian Thorpe

Swimming isn't everything, winning is.
- Mark Spitz

I think I'd struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.
- Ian Botham

Water for me is so essential, like swimming.
- Nastassja Kinski

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do.
And I want to change the world of swimming.
- Michael Phelps

You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn.
But if you're hungry, you do.
- Loretta Lynn

I never saw film stars at home.
We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
- Natalie Wood

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can.
It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.
- Brian May

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed
muscle on my frame and made me very strong.
Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.
- Esther Williams

With that radio I was always swimming with the current
political streams in the West.
I was never stranded.
- Lennart Meri

Let me pose you a question.
Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has
nothing to do with its natural diet,
even if the feed itself is supposedly organic,
and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens,
swimming in their own filth?
- Mark Bittman

We've been swimming at nude beaches and I love to go skinny dipping,
but I'm sorry, sitting on top of a mountain,
that's just, you're trying to show off or something.
That's ridiculous.
- Andy Richter

Well, we've made some changes on this tour.
We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains.
We've been staying in hotels most of the way,
though I will say some hotels have declined to take
us because we're just having too much fun.
- Bill Walton

We made part of the record in Miami,
and I would go down to the beach,
and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is
at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore.
I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.
- Michael Stipe

I went swimming the other day and my wife was watching and she said,
'You know, it's funny, it's when you've got no clothes on,
no one recognizes you.' I said, 'What are you saying?
That I should do more love scenes?'
- Eddie Marsan

I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school.
My main interest was basically history and literature.
Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool.
I was so happy.
- Shimon Peres

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our
prospects look favorable,
but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold
medal count as in previous Olympics.
But I am not coaching.
- Mark Spitz

I never told my father I loved him before he died,
and I have a lot of issues about that.
They're all swimming around in my head,
in my heart, unresolved, and in a way it felt fitting
to dedicate the film to him.
- Gary Oldman

I love swimming, tennis, and I am taking up golf.
I am not serious about it, I just go to the range and practice.
Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with my friends.
- Mila Kunis

If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin.
I want one so bad.
Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like,
'How do we get one of those?' and she was like,
'You can't get a dolphin.
What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?'
- Miley Cyrus

I think England has served me very well.
I like living in London for the reasons I gave.
I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties.
There is absolutely no reason to do so.
Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
- Colin Firth

What does kissing really mean to me? To me,
if you feel, when you kiss a girl, that certain feeling of all those dolphins,
like, swimming through your blood stream,
and you get those good tingles inside your stomach,
I don't think there's any better feeling.
- Corey Haim

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area.
I think it was from my years of swimming in school
when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body.
In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed,
I could not fit into any dresses.
- Rebecca Romijn

Let us swim together in the ocean of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

I Swim Happily in the Ocean of My BEing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth.
- Jill Clayburgh

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

We don't need to eat anyone who would run,
swim, or fly away if he could.
- James Cromwell

For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree
than to just go and have the whole college experience,
and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.
- Joshua Jackson

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream,
but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
- W. C. Fields

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
- Stanley Baldwin

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim,
and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
- Frida Kahlo

On learning to swim: I'm too big to have some woman
hold my stomach and say 'Now kick your feet.'
- Will Smith

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let
the other swimmers think about me,
not me about them.
- Amanda Beard


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