Quotations About / On: SWIMMING

  • 11.
    My pillow is as good as any ocean
    to drown in the nightmare of myself.
    I swam all the way here from the moon.
    (I Liked You When I Thought I was Dead)
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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'.)
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  • 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.
    Everything that ever walked or crawled on the face of the earth, swum the depths of the ocean or soared through the skies left its imprint here.
    (Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar), Tarantula, Looking out at the desert. (1955).)
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  • 17.
    ... 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 (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings, part 3, by Miriam Schnier (1972). The conclusion of her 1860 address to the New York State legislature.)
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  • 18.
    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.)
  • 19.
    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.)
  • 20.
    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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