Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing.

— Barry Sheene

Killer Swimmer quotations

Have fun, because that's what life is all about.

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.

People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure.

With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

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

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

The sea of pleasures may drown its owner and the swimmer fears to open his eyes under the water.

The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?

I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.

You can tell a great athlete by, like, not how many times he wins, unlike when he loses. Because that's what is gonna make a swimmer.

If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn't call it a 'failure of swimming.' So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a 'failure of capitalism'?

If you want to learn to swim jump into the water.

On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.

Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves.

He is a foolish swimmer who swims against the stream, when he might take the current sideways.

Nobel Prize money is a life-belt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.

You are always racing against the other swimmers, but I always try to just focus on what I'm doing and how I want to swim my races.

The AvowalAs swimmers dareto lie face to the skyand water bears them,as hawks rest upon airand air sustains them;so would I learn to attain freefall, and floatinto Creator Spirit's deep embrace,knowing no effort earnsthat all-surrounding grace.

There must be some wisdom in the folk saying: Its the strong swimmers who drown.

The water doesn't know how old you are.

It's so hard to express yourself, because swimmers are pretty much paying attention to a black line for hours out of a day.

If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?

If you're on a beach and a tsunami hits, you'll drown whether you're a small child or an Olympic swimmer. Some things will go bad no matter how good you are.

To a freedom fighter hope is what a lifebelt is to a swimmer - a guarantee that one will keep afloat and free from danger.

I don't know what's more embarrassing in this country, that Michael Phelps fell from the graces for smoking marijuana or that you looked up to a swimmer in the first place?

Breastroke is an athletic event, butterfly is a political statement.

I am blessed to have been born in Australia where water sports are loved and swimmers are revered.

He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life;

but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.

Just as an octopus may have his den in some ocean cave, and come floating out a silent image of horror to attack a swimmer, so I picture such a spirit lurking in the dark of the house which he curses by his presence, and ready to float out upon all whom he can injure.

The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages.

I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago.

That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today.

I always had really long swimmer's arms.

The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere.

I'm not as good a swimmer as I used to be - thanks to evolution.

You can't put a limit anything.

She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breast stroke of a channel swimmer made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious.