Quotations About / On: SWIMMING

  • 11.
    Noah was saved on the ark from the quandary of accepting sharks. They could swim in the seas and not harm those in the barque.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 12.
    '...All people have their own ways in life Except those who refuse to swim with the currents of change anywhere and everywhere.' _____________________________________________________________ '...جميع الناس لهم اساليبهم في الحياة ماعدا اولئك الذين يرفضون السباحة مع تيارات التغيير في اي مكان و في كل مكان...' ______________________________________________________________
    (This quotation is from my poem called' This world of ours anywhere and everywhere'.)
    More quotations from: MOHAMMAD SKATI
  • 13.
    Whenever parents become overly invested in a particular skill or accomplishment, a child's fear of failure multiplies. This is why some children refuse to get into the pool for a swimming lesson, or turn their back on Daddy's favorite sport.
    (Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 2 (1994).)
  • 14.
    The first opinion that occurs to us when we are suddenly asked about something is usually not our own but only the current one pertaining to our class, position, or parentage; our own opinions seldom swim on the surface.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 334, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 571, "Our Own Opinions," (1878).)
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  • 15.
    Just as petals fall from drying garlands, which you can see aimlessly swimming in wine-bowls are we lovers, who now puff up our chests, but perhaps tomorrow the fateful day will shut us down.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, II.15. 51-54.)
  • 16.
    I have a very great fear of love. It is so personal. Let each bird fly with its own wings, and each fish swim its own course.—Morning brings more than love. And I want to be true to the morning.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Knopf (1926). The Plumed Serpent, ch. 25, Vintage Books (1951). Teresa (wife of Don Ramon) is speaking.)
  • 17.
    To me, the sea is like a person—like a child that I've known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I'm out there.
    (Gertrude Ederle (b. 1906), U.S. swimmer. New York Post (Sept. 5, 1956). Remark made 30 years after becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel.)
  • 18.
    A million years of sensitive men dying for their dreams. For what? So you can swim and dance and play.
    (David Duncan (b.1913), U.S. screenwriter, and George Pal. George (Rod Taylor), The Time Machine, speaking to dissolute humans far in the future (1960).)
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  • 19.
    What is more true than anything else? To swim is true and to sink is true. One cannot speak any more of being, one must speak only of the mess.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Medeleine" [interview], p. 23, Columbia University Forum IV (Summer, 1961).)
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  • 20.
    There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
    (Billie Jean King (b. 1943), U.S. tennis player. Billie Jean, ch. 2 (1982).)
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