Swimming quotes

  • I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Gymnastics #Swimming #Acting

  • If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Life And Love #Ocean #Swimming

  • The fact that the same proportionalities rule optimal running, flying and swimming is not a coincidence rather it is an illustration of the fact that a universal principle is involved. Running requires the least food when during each cycle a certain amount of work is destroyed by vertical impact and a certain amount to horizontal friction. The same balancing act is responsible for optimal flight and swimming.
    -- Adrian Bejan

    #Running #Swimming #Impact

  • What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don't take kindly to thieves in Africa.
    -- Akon

    #Running #Dirty #Swimming

  • I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Stars #Heart #Swimming

  • 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

    #Basketball #Football #Swimming

  • 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

    #Education #Swimming #Use

  • In swimming at my level it's about control of the small movements. A good ballet dancer floats across the stage, the best sprinters virtually abolish gravity. All motion occurs in the right direction.
    -- Alexander Dale Oen

    #Swimming #Dancer #Ballet

  • You have to have a good race plan. Our race plan this morning was to win the heat and get into the finals tonight. Tonight will be the big race.
    -- Alyson Ackman

    #Morning #Swimming #Winning

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

    #Swimming #Thinking #Race

  • The swimming community is really conservative. I don't know why, because we're in no clothing whatsoever.
    -- Amanda Beard

    #Swimming #Community #Conservative

  • In swimming, everyone calls me grandma, because I'm the oldest there. Then with my friends, I'm the youngest and I'm the baby. It's definitely bizarre.
    -- Amanda Beard

    #Baby #Grandma #Swimming

  • Id go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didnt have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to peoples standards.
    -- Amanda Beard

    #Swimming #Practice #Water

  • wisdom is like a bottomless pond. You throw stones in and they sink into darkness and dissolve. Her eyes looking back do not reflect anything. I think this to myself even though I love my daughter. She and I have shared the same body. There is a part of her mind that is a part of mine. But when she was born she sprang from me like a slippery fish, and has been swimming away ever since. All her life, I have watched her as though from another shore.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Swimming

  • If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
    -- Andrzej Kolikowski


  • When I played Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings,' if I was climbing up the side of a mountain, which I physically did, you know, I was on every single occasion swimming through streams, all of that, that wasn't captured. That was filmed on 35 millimeter, and for certain of those shots, it was rotoscoped and painted over.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Swimming #Climbing #Mountain

  • I love going to the beach in the tropics and doing whatever I do - surfing, swimming or being - and the glow when I get a tan that deepens. I walk around with red and gold in my skin and feel like the most beautiful thing on the planet!
    -- Anika

    #Beautiful #Beach #Swimming

  • It's weird, I was such a survivor and so wanted to be a part of life while I was trying to snuff out the life that was inside of me. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life. I was always going back and forth on some level.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Exercise #Swimming #Drug

  • I think it is easier for thinner people to build on a frame once you get lean muscle. I get bored lifting weights at the gym, and it isn't enough as your body becomes stiff. So I train in different ways such as core training, cardio with weights, playing sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming and running 10 km once a week.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Sports #Running #Swimming

  • I find above all that the expression, atonal music, is most unfortunate — it is on a par with calling flying the art of not falling, or swimming the art of not drowning.
    -- Arnold Schoenberg

    #Art #Fall #Swimming

  • I focus on having a feminine body, a dancer's body. I do resistance and dance and cardio. I like hiking, swimming, being active. It clears your mind and it's a good way to decompress.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Dance #Swimming #Hiking

  • Some people dream of having a big swimming pool. With me, it’s closets
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Dream #Swimming #People

  • She kept swimming out into life because she hadn't yet found a rock to stand on.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Swimming #Rocks #Found

  • Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Thinking about swimming isn't much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away. The defense force inside of us wants us to be cautious, to stay away from anything as intense as a new kind of action. Its job is to protect us, and it categorically avoids anything resembling danger. But it's often wrong. Anything worth doing is worth doing too soon.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Jobs #Swimming #Thinking

  • Thinking about swimming isn't much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Swimming #Thinking #Water

  • To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Running #Couple #Swimming

  • Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life.
    -- Benjamin Alire Saenz

    #Swimming #Water #Way

  • Everything is grounded in mystery. Everything is swimming, and the stable does not exist. Life is a series of guesses, and there is mystery in a match. The commonplace is the habitual and the habitual is a mystery that has grown stale from sense-insistence. Life undulates; there is no such thing as a level; a straight line is a myth, and all directions are indirections. Up and down are movable points on horizons that do not exist; focus is an eye-trick, and motion is cell-palpitation. All things radiate from a common point, and differences are the same looked at from various angles.
    -- Benjamin De Casseres

    #Eye #Swimming #Cells

  • Failure isn't in not reaching your goal but in having no goal to reach.
    -- Benjamin E. Mays

    #Swimming #Goal #Reaching

  • I feel it's important to be active. People who retire, sit by their swimming pool and golf course and plan to relax have a very empty life.
    -- Betty Ford

    #Golf #Swimming #People

  • My favorite, and I repeat it often while swimming is from a well known coach around here
    -- Bob Bruce

    #Swimming #My Favorite #Well Known

  • I was swimming for the United States of America. I was swimming to beat Stephen Holland.
    -- Bobby Hackett

    #Swimming #America #Champion

  • I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Swimming #Jumping #Rivers

  • Being an actor, you always feel like you're swimming upstream. People are going, "No, they don't like you. They don't like the way you look. They don't like how old you are."
    -- Bradley Whitford

    #Swimming #People #Looks

  • For several centuries, the Celtic church of Ireland was spared the Greek dualism of matter and spirit. They regarded the world with the clear vision of faith. When a young Celtic monk saw his cat catch a salmon swimming in shallow water, he cried, "The power of the Lord is in the paw of the cat!
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Cat #Swimming #Water

  • I was relaxing in my parents' swimming pool with my brotherI asked him how the engineering business was going, and he reciprocated: 'How's the ministry world going?' 'Okay,' I said, 'except that a couple of weeks ago I realized that I don't know why Jesus had to die.' Then Peter, without skipping a beat, without even a moment's hesitation, said, 'Well, neither did Jesus.'
    -- Brian D. McLaren

    #Jesus #Couple #Swimming

  • 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

    #Swimming #Garden #Lucky

  • I'm so used to swimming with the piranhas. And they're really not that bad.
    -- Brie Larson

    #Swimming #Used

  • It was so fun. Being ahead and still being relaxed, we got to chill out.
    -- Brittany MacLean

    #Fun #Swimming #Chill

  • We're all hoping to drop at least a few seconds in the finals. There's a lot of girls that didn't even swim this morning that will be racing us tonight, so we are going to be in the mindset that we are still just as fresh.
    -- Brittany MacLean

    #Girl #Morning #Swimming

  • I think we all have a lot of room to drop and our takeovers were really safe so tonight we're still going to be safe but a little bit more risky than we were this morning and see if we can get our hand on the wall for a medal.
    -- Brittany MacLean

    #Morning #Wall #Swimming

  • I think we're the shortest relay team in history but we're fast.
    -- Brittany MacLean

    #Team #Swimming #Thinking

  • They still talk about the night that Augie Pabst, a fresh-faced heir to the brewing fortune, drove a rented Falcon into the swimming pool of the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterey, California. His reviews were so good that he repeated the act at a Howard Johnson's outside Denver.
    -- Brock Yates

    #Swimming #Night #California

  • I swim all the time at night - I've always been a water girl. It's a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I've done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, That's it.
    -- Brooke Burns

    #Girl #Swimming #Night

  • If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Swimming #Land #Water

  • I think a lot of people have a vision of L.A. in which TV executives and movie directors plan their latest productions by the swimming pool.
    -- Bruno Tonioli

    #Swimming #Thinking #People

  • I try and direct environmentally . So that people don't feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, 'Action'. So that they can literally be swimming in the warm water and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim.
    -- Cameron Crowe

    #Swimming #Race #Water

  • Throughout my whole swimming career, I've never been disqualified once. I've never been warned once.
    -- Cameron van der Burgh

    #Swimming #Careers

  • I feel like I’m living in a prison. There are so many things I may not experience. I cannot go swimming, can’t visit relatives, can’t get a job, can’t have a boyfriend. I see so much of life I cannot have. I am living in a veritable prison.
    -- Candy Darling

    #Jobs #Swimming #May

  • Have you ever stood where a stream spills into a river? The two become one. They laugh over the stones together, twist through the sharp canyons together, plunge down the waterfalls together. It is the same when a man and woman love one another. It is not always a pleasant thing, but when it happens, a man has little to say about it. Women, like streams, can be smooth one minute and make a man feel like he’s swimming through white water the next.
    -- Catherine Anderson

    #Swimming #Men #Two

  • I do a lot of swimming, both in the ocean and in the pool.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Ocean #Swimming #Pool

  • Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
    -- Cathy Hopkins

    #Courage #Determination #Swimming

  • 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

    #Sorry #Believe #Swimming

  • Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales?
    -- Charles Saatchi

    #Swimming #Whales #People

  • When I was younger, there was a sort of stigma attached to my stamina. My dad took me swimming one day and I just was no good at it, so my dad said, 'Your stamina's bad.
    -- Charlie Bewley

    #Dad #Swimming #One Day

  • I just learned how to scuba dive. Id been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating.
    -- Cheryl Hines

    #Swimming #Air #Oxygen

  • Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.
    -- Chris Klein

    #Sports #Swimming #Epic

  • Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Swimming #Cycling #Games

  • Fly fishing is not about catching the fish. It is about enjoying the water, the breeze, the fish swimming all around. If you catch one, good. If you don't...that is even better. That mean you come out and get to try all over again.
    -- Clare Vanderpool

    #Mean #Swimming #Fishing

  • I love to exercise outside in the fresh air and sun: hiking, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and jogging.
    -- Colbie Caillat

    #Exercise #Swimming #Air

  • 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

    #Swimming #Cutting #Thinking

  • At one point my dad called me and said, 'You have always been a great salesman. I think it's time you come home and sell swimming pools.'
    -- Courteney Cox

    #Dad #Home #Swimming

  • A dozen swimming events have already been completed in the Olympic competition. I wonder where they got the name 'Speedo.' It doesn't sound like a bathing suit, it sounds like a breakfast cereal for meth addicts.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Funny #Swimming #Names

  • All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside.
    -- Crescent Dragonwagon

    #Love #Swimming #Floating

  • When swimming into a dark tunnel,there arrives a point of no return when you no longer have enough breath to double back.your choice is to swim forward into the unknown....and pray for an exit
    -- Dan Brown

    #Dark #Swimming #Tunnels

  • Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display.
    -- David Duchovny

    #Swimming #Thinking #Two

  • I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me I'm always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about JAWS is that I've never gone swimming in the ocean again.
    -- David Fincher

    #Ocean #Swimming #Gone

  • There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says 'Morning, boys. How's the water?'  And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes 'What the hell is water?'
    -- David Foster

    #Morning #Swimming #Boys

  • I see you that have a little swimming mouse
    -- David Sedaris

    #Swimming #Littles #Mice

  • When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free.
    -- David Walliams

    #Fun #Swimming #Guilt

  • I know some of my parents' friends think 'Little Britain' is in incredibly poor taste. But swimming the Channel? You can't really say anything negative about that, can you? There's nothing better than making your parents happy. The glee on my father's face that day was amazing.
    -- David Walliams

    #Father #Swimming #Thinking

  • I probably have a different mental approach to swimming than most people. I actually enjoy training.
    -- Dawn Fraser

    #Wrestling #Swimming #People

  • From the time we begin school, if not sooner, we are taught to be blind to our assets and only see our deficits. We are carefully marked on how many we got wrong on a test and, rarely if ever, asked how we know how to spell the ones we got right. By the time we are adults, we are well versed in every one of our limitations, skilled in our incompetence. If we were fish in an aquarium, it would be as if we kept smashing against the glass, and forgot the fact that we were perfectly capable of turning ever so slightly and swimming gracefully in the water all around us.
    -- Dawna Markova

    #Education #School #Swimming

  • Whiskers of the cat, Webbed toes on my swimming dog; God is in the details.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Dog #Cat #Swimming

  • Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I'm swimming, sometimes I'm not sure which one it is.
    -- Demetri Martin

    #Sports #Fun #Swimming

  • Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.
    -- Dennis Adonis

    #Swimming #Sea #Contentment

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

    #Motivational #Basketball #Swimming

  • The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself.'
    -- Devin Townsend

    #Swimming #Rivers #Apathy

  • I think I'm going to my grave without swimming from Cuba to Florida,
    -- Diana Nyad

    #Swimming #Thinking #Florida

  • Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports.
    -- Diana Nyad

    #Sports #Swimming #Burnout

  • I do weights a few times a week. Not a lot of heavy weights. I do it just to keep my muscle toned. I do some sparring. If I get a chance, I will go swimming or running in-between. I keep in pretty good shape between films.
    -- Dolph Lundgren

    #Running #Swimming #Weight

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

    #Swimming #Simple #Sharks

  • 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

    #Swimming #Clothes #Wife

  • Marriage...one of the most civilized institutions in the world...But...swimming is one of the most wonderful of sports, and yet there are always some people who cannot swim who insist on going into the water and getting drowned. Many people spoil marriage in a like manner. One should be sure she knows how to be married before rushing into it.
    -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

    #Sports #Swimming #Rushing

  • Heaven is not like flying or swimming, but has something to do with blackness and a strong glare.
    -- Elizabeth Bishop

    #Strong #Swimming #Heaven

  • ... strike the words "white male" from all your constitutions, and then, with fair sailing, let us sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish together.
    -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    #Swimming #Sailing #Together

  • I'm not in my element standing around in a bikini in front of strangers. I never stand up in a bikini, even at the swimming pool. I feel like a normal person when it comes to things like that. I'm like any other girl who doesn't want to show her bottom.
    -- Elizabeth Hurley

    #Girl #Swimming #Elements

  • Happiness had never been like this before. Now it came like sun showers, the sun and the rain together. Happiness was happier than it had been - sharp, piercing, and snatched, like a breath while swimming in surf.
    -- Elizabeth Knox

    #Rain #Swimming #Together

  • The secret island had looked mysterious enough on the night they had seen it before - but now, swimming in the hot June haze, it seemed more enchanting than ever. As they drew near to it, and saw the willow trees that bent over the water-edge and heard the sharp call of moorhens that scuttled off, the children gazed in delight. Nothing but trees and birds and little wild animals. Oh, what a secret island, all for their very own, to live on and play on.
    -- Enid Blyton

    #Children #Swimming #Animal

  • I'm really looking forward to just concentrating on the swimming part now instead of what's going on with me outside the pool.
    -- Eric Shanteau

    #Swimming #Looking Forward #Pool

  • Being happy outside the pool means fast swimming in the pool.
    -- Eric Shanteau

    #Mean #Swimming #Pool

  • After my cancer diagnosis, I really took my swimming to a new level.
    -- Eric Shanteau

    #Cancer #Swimming #Levels

  • 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

    #Swimming #Would Be #Made

  • 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

    #Football #Strong #Swimming

  • 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

    #Home #Swimming #Hints

  • No one had ever done a swimming movie before so we just made it up as we went along. I ad-libbed all my own underwater movements.
    -- Esther Williams

    #Swimming #Underwater #Done

  • 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

    #Girl #Character #Swimming

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

    #Writing #Swimming #History

  • Rosemary felt that this swim would become the typical one of her life, the one that would always pop up in her memory at the mention of swimming.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Memories #Swimming #Typical

  • The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.
    -- Franz Kafka

    #Fighting #Swimming #Order