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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

I was sitting on the patio, watching Dennis hurling himself in sparkling cannonballs into the deep end of the pool. A year before, I couldn't pry him loose from the steps in the shallow end; now he was an apprentice fish. ~David Gerrold, The Martian Child, 2002

Don't wait for your ship to come in — swim out to it.  ~Author Unknown

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim.  And I'd despise the one who gave up.  ~Abraham Maslow

The water is your friend.  You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.  ~Aleksandr Popov

H2O:  two parts Heart and one part Obsession.  ~Author Unknown

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim.  ~Russian Proverb

Chlorine is my perfume.  ~Author Unknown

If the world was flat I'd probably swim off it.  ~Author Unknown

It's a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything except in learning to swim.  ~Author Unknown

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?  ~Steven Wright

I swim down through liquid green heavens, down through the poem of the sea. ~Clare Boothe Luce

Sometimes God calms the storm.  At other times, he calms the sailor.  And sometimes he makes us swim.  ~Author Unknown

Seventy-five percent of our planet is water - can you swim?  ~Author Unknown

What goes around comes around, just like a flip turn.  ~Author Unknown

If I melt dry ice, can I swim without getting wet? ~Steven Wright, A Steven Wright Special, 1985,

Seven days of no swimming makes one weak.  ~Author Unknown

If you want to learn to swim jump into the water.  On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.  ~Bruce Lee

When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world.  ~Author Unknown

If you have a lane, you have a chance.  ~Author Unknown

Swimming:  From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it.  From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.  ~Author Unknown

Oxygen is overrated.  ~Author Unknown

Swimming - what real men do while boys play football.  ~Author Unknown

He who burns his bridges better be a damn good swimmer.  ~Author Unknown

Chlorine:  the breakfast of champions!  ~Author Unknown

Do men who have got all their marbles go swimming in lakes with their clothes on?  ~P.G. Wodehouse

We swim because we are too sexy for a sport that requires clothes.  ~Author Unknown

I simply can't understand
Why swimsuits are in such demand
They're soggy and damp,
Bind like a clamp,
And hold about three pounds of sand!
~D.R. Benson

I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up.  I can't fly, but swimming is the next best thing.  It's harmony and balance.  The water is my sky.  ~Clayton Jones

Breaststroke is an athletic event; butterfly is a political statement.  ~Paul Tsongas

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.  ~Author Unknown

Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep.  ~Bob Marley

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.  ~Thomas Jefferson

It's been told that swimming is a wimp sport, but I don't see it.  We don't get timeouts, in the middle of a race we can't stop and catch our breath, we can't roll on our stomachs and lie there, and we can't ask for a substitution.  ~Dusty Hicks

Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.  The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.  ~Thomas Macaulay

Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.  ~Proverb

In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day.  It's either that or buy a new golf ball.  ~Gene Perret

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry.  Most people do.  ~Author Unknown

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.  ~Woodrow T. Wilson

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.  ~Edsger Dijkstra

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim."  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

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