Best 223 of Swimming quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ryan Lochte

I hate to lose. I like winning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kathleen Moore

I have seen salmon swimming upstream to spawn even with their eyes pecked out. Even as they are dying, as their flesh is falling away from their spines, I have seen salmon fighting to protect their nests. I have seen them push up creeks so small that they rammed themselves across the gravel. I have seen them swim upstream with huge chunks bitten out of their bodies by bears. Salmon are incredibly driven to spawn. They will not give up. This gives me hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Molly Ivins

We often seem to be swimming through such a miasma of sexual violence - in advertising, television programming, heavy metal, rap, films, and worst of all, in the home - that even First Amendment absolutists sometimes daydream about how nice it would be to have government-as-nanny just outlaw all this effluent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lauren Oliver

I remember a story I once heard about drowning: that when you fall into cold water it's not that you drown right away but that the cold disorients you and makes you think that down is up and up is down, so you may be swimming, swimming, swimming for your life in the wrong direction, all the way toward the bottom until you sink. That's how I feel, as though everything has been turned around.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Cliff

If I don't channel pain into a song, I play my guitar or play the piano or play my drums, or go swimming.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leisel Jones

I used to beat myself up everyday if I did not win an event. I am quite open about those things now and that has been a big change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Julius Malema

Jacob Zuma built a 2 million rand swimming pool, but no one in the family knows how to swim

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Lobel

After I put on my bathing suit, you must not look at me until I get into the water.' 'Why not?' asked Frog. 'Because I look funny in my bathing suit. That is why.' said Toad.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anthony Liccione

When a fat person goes in the water naked, would it still be called skinny-dipping?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lewis Pugh

I love swimming, swimming's my passion and I hope I swim until the last day of my life, so I really, really do enjoy swimming, but swimming for me is simply a way of carrying a message.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Shaun Hick

I ache to swim again. Walking’s for mammals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Allen

Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tim Duncan

Competition is great for everyone. Sports can teach you so much at an early age, including camaraderie and sportsmanship. Competition aspect is something I've always been big on - I always wanted to compete in something. It was swimming for many years, then I moved on to basketball. I had to find a way to channel my competitive energy, so I'm lucky that basketball worked out for me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tera Van Beilen

Every year it changes, sometimes I'm good at the 50m, sometimes I'm terrible, it really depends. I'm still not sure what my best event is.

By Anonym 16 Sep

James Clavell

If you're a sailor, best not know how to swim. Swimming only prolongs the inevitable—if the sea wants you and your time has come.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lewis Black

Well first of all, I'd just like to say that 2005 was a great year, if you like swimming through crap.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Sher

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Lewis

I don't train for sports. I've never trained for sports. I train for life, and sport is just a part of that. So when I start training, that's lifestyle training and that's why I go through so many things, whether it's yoga, kickboxing, wrestling or swimming.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Amanda Beard

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Haruki Murakami

That's good. I was worried. Of course, I do have a few things wrong with me, but those are strictly problems I keep inside. I'd hate to think they were obvious to anybody else. Especially at the swimming pool in the summer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Darby Bannard

Making art is like swimming underwater in a blindfold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Laura Prepon

My fitness routine includes things that are not stressful on my body - swimming, yoga, stretching, and rebounding. When I used to kill myself in the gym, it had an adverse effect on me because my body would be so stressed out and constantly in fight-or-flight mode.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Marley

Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Hope

I do try to work out a little. I go swimming twice a day. It beats buying golf balls.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patti Davis

When I was a child, our summer days were spent swimming; chlorine in my hair was like perfume to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Hodgman

I've made my evolutionary purpose and had children. I don't care if anybody likes me, I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to do a whole comedy show about swimming in the loathsomely cold waters of Maine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry A. Kissinger

In the current [Carter] administration, who can use the White House swimming pool and tennis courts is decided at the very highest level. President Ford did not bother himself with such minor details. He let me swim in the pool. He only got upset when I tried to walk across the water.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Shanker

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

The most risky day in the world will be the day the bird will decide to swim and the fish will decide to fly. Stay glued to what you can do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephanie Rice

I think for most people it's hard to understand what it is about swimming - I mean, it's such a solo endeavour.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Charles Dickens

*I love climbing mountains in all fields (Whatever was this fields). *I love tranquility and it is more for me precious than money. *Honesty is a few valuable nowadays. after willing of God and Step by step with Concentration i will achieve What I want to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Neil Gaiman

Soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales of beautiful maidens kissed, of evildoers shot with pistols or fought with swords, of bags of gold, of diamonds as big as the tip of your thumb, of lost cities and of vast mountains, of steam-trains and clipper ships, of pampas, oceans, deserts, tundra.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Hamill

I think a lot of American poets are swimming-pool Soviets. A lot of them have taken the comfortable, self-protective route too often. I know that I certainly have. That's easy to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Lewis

Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you. Effort ain't got nothing to do with nobody else.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lauren Destefano

Felix wasn't sure of his limits, if he had limits. After he'd been dead a while, he began to suspect he could swim to the bottom of the oceans. Beyond that. He suspected that he could swim so far down that he'd eventually go through the center of the earth and come out the other side. He could swim into the clouds, into the stars. Maybe there were ghosts on the other planets. Maybe there were ghosts laughing and splashing each other with the heat of the sun. He wasn't brave enough to find out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Greg James

'm starting to get a swimming physique, which I'm very pleased about, because for me that's the most appealing male physique. It's not show-y off-y Mr Muscle, "Look how much I can bench." It's just a real lean, athletic figure and it doesn't look like you try too hard. When you see people who have huge biceps, it looks like they're in the gym all day. But I think there's a difference between looking muscly and being fit.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Erica Sehyun Song

I opened my eyes and watched the water stream past me. I let out some of my air and gazed at the cascade of silver bubbles dancing up to the surface.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Phelps

I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kendall Kulper

I am swimming and it is just sunrise, the sky so gray as to be almost invisible. I rise to the surface to breathe and that’s when I see the dark shadow of a boat, gliding gently toward me in the water. Men ride in the boat, their faces grim and greedy and silent, and as I turn to watch them I feel a bite in my side, a piercing pain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Adam Schein

I'm not going to lead my show talking about my kids, but will I perhaps mention my five-year-old swimming? Yeah! I think listeners groove on that because frankly, it's genuine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Walliams

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Hopkins

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter E. Williams

The only way Congress can get one dollar to spend is to take that one dollar from Americans, borrow that one dollar from Americans, or inflate that one dollar from Americans. So, it's very much like the visual image of a swimming pool. A person notes there is a shallow end, so he takes the water out of the deep end and pours it in the shallow end, hoping to raise the height of the water in the pool - and you would call that person stupid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Spitz

Swimming isn't everything - winning is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Mamet

I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anthony Hopkins

You relax within the verse. You realize the structure of the verse and relax into it. It's like swimming. Or riding a bike. You can't make it sound real if you are thinking it through as you go. You can't think through Shakespeare, you have to speak it. And listen to the rhythm of it and then it takes you over. And to make it sound real you speak as if you believe it. Don't act it. Just be it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Du Toit

Swimming is my passion and something that I love. Going out there in the water, it feels as if there's nothing wrong with me. I go out there and train as hard as anybody else. I have the same dreams, the same goals. It doesn't matter if you look different. You're still the same as everybody else because you have the same dream.