quote by Elizabeth Lesser

Every day we're given a choice: We can relax and float in the direction that the water flows, or we can swim hard against it. If we go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us . . . if we resist the river, we will feel rankled and tired as we tread water, stuck in the same place.

— Elizabeth Lesser

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Stop shallow water from running, it will rage; tread on a worm and it will turn.


Treading water quote The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.
The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.

"Getting fired," Tyler says, "is the best thing that could happen to any of us.

That way, we’d quit treading water and do something with our lives."

Treading water quote The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's ca
The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear.
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A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.

People are very adamant about maintaining a certain sound or a certain era, like, "There were three years of rap that were great, so let's just keep doing that." The genre itself is just stuck in place. It's been treading water for a while.

My feet will tread soft as a deer in the forest.

My mind will be clear as water from the sacred well. My heart will be strong as a great oak. My spirit will spread an eagle's wings, and fly forth.


Treading water quote Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind an
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.

I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.

Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.

England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.

Treading water quote Entire water of the sea can't sink a ship, unless it gets inside the ship. Simil
Entire water of the sea can't sink a ship, unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you !
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One of the reasons for putting yourself on the line, is that life is not simply treading water... I always felt that once you reach a certain point, you have to try and move ahead.

In the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the earth we tread on, Life is every where. Nature lives: every pore is bursting with Life ; every death is only a new birth, every grave a cradle.


For how can a man stand, unless he have something sure under his feet.

Can a man tread the unstable water all his life, and call that standing? Better give in and drown at once.

Treading water quote Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your o
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.

Virtue is more to man than either water or fire.

I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.

I find now, swallowing one teaspoon of pain, that it drops downward to the past where it mixes with last year’s cupful and downward into a decade’s quart and downward into a lifetime’s ocean. I alternate treading water and deadman’s float.

Lord Maccon, being Lord Maccon and good at such things, then changed, right there in the Thames, from dog-paddling wolf to large man treading water. He did so flawlessly, so that his head never went under the water. Professor Lyall suspected him of practicing such maneuvers in the bathtub.

Treading water quote Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your o
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.

I believe in work. If somebody doesn't create something, however small it may be, he gets sick. An awful lot of people feel that they're treading water -- that if they vanished in smoke, it wouldn't mean anything at all in this world. And that's a despairing and destructive feeling. It'll kill you.


Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming.

Nobody wanted your dance, Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering Drowning life and your effort to save yourself, Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil, Looking for something to give.

Treading water quote Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet he's treading water.

Within your own generation-the same songs, the same wars, the same attitudes toward those wars, the same rules and radio shows in the air-you can gauge the possibilities and impossibilities. With a person of another generation, you are treading water, playing with fire.

Inside I'm treading waters steady tryna swim ashore.


Treading water quote The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow. Be careful how you trea
The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
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I know how to swim through backlash. I can tread water through backlash... If anything, that's all giving me power.

It was like treading water all through the '60s, and when 1970 kicked in, I thought "We're here. Right." God, this is exciting. I'm going to go for it now. I really felt it was my time. Then Marc Bolan did it first. That really pissed me off.

The one thing I'd thought of is that we spend most of our lives in survival time. There's a sense of hanging off the ledge, trying to tread water, trying to keep ahead of the deadlines or the business of the city.

Treading water quote You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

It was at a vividly bad time in Norman Mailer's life that I met him, and a sort of water-treading time in mine. He had stabbed his wife, and I was a copy boy at Time magazine.

...was treading on dangerous water there... (on Phil Neville)


How long can you tread water?

Treading water quote They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.
They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.

While walking in a rapid stream we cannot tread twice in the same water.

Neither can we spend twice the same time. When we pass out of that door, the work of this meeting will be closed to us forever. We shall never spend the time of this evening again. Then should we not keep a record of our work, teachings, and counsel.

I ain't never been in no college with famous people.

I was a drifter for a while. I just was desperate to fit in with a group. Really, I was swimming. I was lost, treading water, trying to find my way. I wanted to play football. It didn't work out. I didn't really know what I wanted until I found acting in a theater department, and then everything just fell into place, and I had a passion about something. Then, I started living my life.

Say, care-worn man, Whom Duty chains within the city walls, Amid the toiling crowd, how grateful plays The fresh wind o’er thy sickly brow, when free To tread the springy turf,— to hear the trees Communing with the gales,—to catch the voice Of waters, gushing from their rocky womb, And singing as they wander... Spring-hours will come again, and feelings rise With dewy freshness o’er thy wither’d heart.

Treading water quote I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to cre
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.


A grieving person's like a person treading in deep water--if they've nothing to hold on to, they lose hope. They slide right under.

In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it's there, what can we do but splash around, treading water? The Wise are Who They Are. They work with what they've got and do what they can do.