Swimming Quotes

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Julia Gregson
“She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you're swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water's deeper than you think and there's nothing there”
Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.


PART SUN AND MOON by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“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 Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Leigh Bardugo
“The Darkling just stared out into the waves. I considered shoving him over the railing. Sure, he was hundreds of years old, but could he swim?”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Jay Woodman
“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.”
Jay Woodman

Tera Lynn Childs
“All right," Shannen says slowly, tucking a lock of dark brown hair behind her ear. "Why did you glue that dolphin upside down?"
Okay, so I'm a little distracted. "He's doing the back stroke.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins

“The water doesn't know how old you are.”
Dara Torres, Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

Terry Pratchett
“He wondered what kind of life it would be, having to keep swimming all the time to stay exactly in the same place. Pretty similar to his own, he decided.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Ilona Andrews
“He was going to take a dive into this lake. He just didn’t know it. Cerise rose, finding footing in the soft mud. The water came up to just below her breasts and her wet shirt stuck to her body. William’s gaze snagged on her chest. Yep, keep looking, Lord Bill. Keeeeeep looking.”
Ilona Andrews, Bayou Moon

Shannon Celebi
“Water. Like a blanket. Dark. Intoxicating. Cold.”
Shannon Celebi, Driving Off Bridges

Amit Ray
“Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Elisabeth Eaves
“We jumped into water so clear and warm that it was like jumping from air to air. The sand rose up under us and we floated to where it met the sea and walked out of the water like creatures in an act of evolution.”
Elisabeth Eaves, Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

“Dreams do come true...never stop believing.”
Josh Davis

Frederick Weisel
“There’s an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.”
Frederick Weisel, Teller

Jasmine Jean
“Our wings serve as flippers that carry us across the ocean; not in the sky!
Why, us penguins have so much fun time in the water, we don't even want to fly!”
Jasmine Jean, Whimsy Girl

Terry Pratchett
“Can you swim?" said Victor. One of the cavern's rotting pillars crashed down behind them. From the pit itself came a terrible wailing.
"Not very well," said Ginger.
"Me neither," he said. The commotion behind them was getting worse.
"Still," he said, taking her hand. "We could look on this as a great opportunity to improve really quickly.”
Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

Elisabeth Eaves
“Floating in the void free of gravity I made my way along the side of the ship. I listened to my own breaths. It was so dark and I was so weightless that I had to look for my bubbles to be sure which way was up. I swam backward a little away from the boat and into outer space and waved my arm through the water. Sure enough the phosphorescents appeared trailing my movement like the tail of a shooting star. I let myself tip upside down and floated there watching the gentle snowstorm marveling that a world of such strangeness existed here all the time just under the surface.”
Elisabeth Eaves, Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

Jim Harrison
“Perhaps swimming was dancing under the water, he thought. To swim under lily pads seeing their green slender stalks wavering as you passed, to swim under upraised logs past schools of sunfish and bluegills, to swim through reed beds past wriggling water snakes and miniature turtles, to swim in small lakes, big lakes, Lake Michigan, to swim in small farm ponds, creeks, rivers, giant rivers where one was swept along easefully by the current, to swim naked alone at night when you were nineteen and so alone you felt like you were choking every waking moment, having left home for reasons more hormonal than rational; reasons having to do with the abstraction of the future and one's questionable place in the world of the future, an absurdity not the less harsh for being so widespread.”
Jim Harrison, The Man Who Gave Up His Name

“Swimming is simply moving meditation.”
Cesar Nikko Caharian

Jennifer Lane
“He took it out like a sprinter, and brought it home like a distance swimmer.”
Jennifer Lane, Streamline

William Styron
“At Dachau. We had a wonderful pool for the garrison children. It was even heated. But that was before we were transferred. Dachau was ever so much nicer than Auschwitz. But then, it was in the Reich. See my trophies there. The one in the middle, the big one. That was presented to me by the Reich Youth Leader himself, Baldur von Schirach. Let me show you my scrapbook.”
William Styron, Sophie's Choice

Dejan Stojanovic
“Into the day as by dream I swim
To the music of nourished meaning.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

“Michael wasn't on the pool deck, which was hard for me. None of my old Coral Springs teammates were around. Still, that old plane of cement felt like home. I folded my clothes and put them on the bench. I placed my water bottle under my starting block, and I dove in. Once again, I felt that ultimate state of transition, my feet no longer on the ground, my hands not yet in the water.”
Dara Torres, Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

“I'm thinking that I shouldn't have filed my nails last night.”
Dara Torres

Munia Khan
“We Pisceans know how to swim without water”
Munia Khan

Daniel Amory
“She loves swimming,” said Ellen, who I knew had been a competitive swimmer in college.
Ellen looked in the rearview mirror at Kara.
“Don’t you Kara?” asked Ellen.
There was no response.
“I didn’t start until I was three,” said Ellen. “She’s got a two year start on me.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

“And so, in the space of a few yards, the sacred springs of Gafsa, those laughing, chattering, amorous waters of the Romans that well up here in a river of warmth and purity, had been reduced to those of a Cloaca Maxima.”
Charles Sprawson

“If you're sick of waste, you won't be swimming in the ocean anytime soon.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Kim Fu
“The adults looked transfixed by Andee. When Andee finally swam a little closer, Siobhan could see why: the determined set of her mouth, the ferocity in her eyes. How much she wanted to finish. She would finish, no matter what. It would be cruel to stop her. And more to the point, if they ever were stranded in the ocean, Andee—who had been in the water for what felt like an eternity—would be the last to go down.”
Kim Fu, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

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