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    A drowning man cannot be saved until he is utterly exhausted and ceases to make the slightest effort to save himself.

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    A drowning person doesn't rescue herself.

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    A gun is like breath to a drowning man--it has to be drawn in haste.

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    Anxiety is love's greatest killer, because it is like the stranglehold of the drowning.

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    Cath felt like she was swimming in words. Drowning in them, sometimes.

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    hope is like a piece of string when you’re drowning; it just isn’t enough to get you out by itself.

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    He kissed me desperately, like a drowning man and I was his oxygen.

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    Coroner's inquest: death by drowning. And he hasn't been to the sea-shore in ten years.

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    Drowning men, it is said, cling to wisps of straw.

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    I can't swim but if my girlfriend was drowning, I'd still dive in to save her.

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    I can't swim and I'm terrified of drowning, but I still love being by water - just not in it.

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    If you sing to the mermaids, they come when you're drowning.

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    I'd just stepped out of the kiddie pool and into the deep end, with no floaties. And drowning was not an option.

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    I don't know what I am thinking. But I am alone. I am trapped in the net of the room. In the net of humans. I think maybe I am drowning in the net of humans.

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    If his mother was drowning and I was drowning and he had to choose one of us to save, He says he'd save me.

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    If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself.

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    If my competitor were drowning I'd stick a hose in his mouth and turn on the water.

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    I suspect this is all gonna end in screaming and drowning

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    I never had a lot of drive, but because I had family responsibilities, I had a lot of tenacity - the tenacity of a drowning man.

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    Information is now a commodity that can be bought and sold, or used as a form of entertainment, or worn like a garment to enhance one's status. It comes indiscriminately, directed at no one in particular, disconnected from usefulness; we are glutted with information, drowning in information, have no control over it, don't know what to do with it.

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    In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows But my sorrows they learned to swim

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    I think you’re the saddest person I’ve ever met. It’s like you’re drowning in it.

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    Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you.

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    It was as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of the rope.

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    Just as drowning cannot be equated with swimming, mere existence is not the same as abundant life. We have been offered a new way to live – a new way to be human.

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    ...it was dangerous to overflow because we might end up finding ourselves occupied by our loved ones and drowning them with our love and enthusiasm.

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    I was taught that if you see a person drowning, you must jump into the water to save them, whether you can swim or not.

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    Kafka didn't save me. He just told me I was drowning.

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    No person ever died by drowning in their own sweat.

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    My experience as a young actor on network television was that I couldn't make it work. I was drowning as an actor.

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    The lust of the eye. The best photographs were, to me, like an experience of drowning.

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    Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn’t even known I was in the pool

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    Promises. I was drowning in promises.

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    Silverstream: You idiot!!! What are you doing in my territory??? Graystripe:...Drowning? Silverstream: Can't you do that in your own territory? Graystripe: Ah, but who would rescue me there?

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    Oh, no no no, it was too cold always (Still the dead one lay moaning) I was much too far out all my life And not waving but drowning.

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    The only good reason for swimming, so far as I can see, is to escape drowning.

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    The neurotic is always half-drowning in anxiety, and always being half-rescued.

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    There was so much to learn and it was all fun. But the best part was getting a laugh from an audience. That was like drowning in candy.

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    There is a gulf as wide as an ocean between should and want, and I am drowning in it.

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    We are swimming on the face of time and all else has drowned, is drowning, or will drown.

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    Well, listen, you know, the Czech saying is, you know, when you are drowning you are grabbing even a little twig. That's what all Czechs were doing, grabbing for... with the hope for this little twig.

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    We cling to words like drowning men to straws. But still we drown, we drown.

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    When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me.

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    We walk by faith. We don't stay still, drowning in our misery.

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    When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him a drink.

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    The Western world, and the UK in particular, is drowning in a sea of its own blubber.

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    You ain't no Hepburn and I ain't no Fonda, but if you were drowning in Golden Ponda, mouth to mouth I'd resuscitate you.

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    Why all these signs around us that make me doubt language and submerge me in meanings, drowning reality instead of extracting it from the imaginary?

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    You ought to know how to rise above the trivialities of life, in which most people are found drowning themselves.

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    You can't have intentions without consequences. The question is, who pays for the consequences? Saving fish from drowning. Same thing. Who’s saved? Who’s not?