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Michael Phelps Quotes and Sayings

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Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

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I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of
the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming -
being compared to him and Mark Spitz.
- Michael Phelps

 

My goal is one Olympic gold medal.
Not many people in this world can say,
'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'
- Michael Phelps

I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say,
'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to
look into options for the future.
- Michael Phelps

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history.
To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me.
There's no better time to try this than now.
- Michael Phelps

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I think that everything is possible as long as you
put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.
I think your mind really controls everything.
- Michael Phelps

I'm the same kind of guy before all this happened.
- Michael Phelps

If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school,
at dinner, with my friends.
It would drive me crazy.
- Michael Phelps

I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do.
And I want to change the world of swimming.
- Michael Phelps

I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
- Michael Phelps

I wouldn't say anything is impossible.
I think that everything is possible as long as you
put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.
- Michael Phelps

Every day after I wake up, I think, 'Wait...
this can't be real; I'm still going to wake up.'
- Michael Phelps

There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid
$50 to get my e-mail address.
It was pretty shocking.
I got one this morning from Scotland.
A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.
- Michael Phelps

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.
- Michael Phelps

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

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

This life is like a swimming pool.
You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
- Dennis Rodman

Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.'
That's a huge myth.
John and I literally used to sit down and say,
'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'
- Paul McCartney

It has nothing to do with swimming.
That happens to be my sport.
I'm trying to see how far I can go.
- Mark Spitz

Handball, swimming, running, jumping,
basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney

I never saw film stars at home.
We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
- Natalie Wood

Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming,
regularly.
- Ian Thorpe

Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work.
He set me up nicely.
- Johnny Weissmuller

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can.
It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.
- Brian May

So I rang up my local swimming baths.
I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said
'It depends where you're calling from.'
- Tim Vine

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

With that radio I was always swimming with the current
political streams in the West.
I was never stranded.
- Lennart Meri

I've always liked pop music.
There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene,
because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way,
really.
- Robert Wyatt

I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays,
and skiing...
oh yes and swimming.
- Roger Moore

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking,
fishing, hunting, camping, swimming,
horseback riding,
and canoeing.
- Ric Keller

Somehow I kept my head above water.
I relied on the discipline, character,
and strength that I had started to develop as that
little girl in her first swimming pool.
- Esther Williams

Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence,
gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.
- Esther Williams

I may be smelly and I may be old, Rough in my pebbles,
reedy in my pools, But where my fish float by I bless their swimming,
And I like the people to bathe in me especially women.
- Stevie Smith

I walked away from the sport for 17 years,
then started swimming again recently in a master's program.
- Mark Spitz

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming
pool than play Bach and starve.
- Xavier Cugat

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
- Warren Buffett

I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed
muscle on my frame and made me very strong.
Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.
- Esther Williams

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
- John Oates

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the
world knows nothing about,
need only a bit of praise or encouragement -
and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

Nobody cared about swimming.
You could draw a crowd for basketball.
- Merlin Olsen

Swimming isn't everything, winning is.
- Mark Spitz

You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn.
But if you're hungry, you do.
- Loretta Lynn

I always felt that if I made a movie,
it would be one movie; I didn't see how they could make 26 swimming movies.
- Esther Williams

I think I'd struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.
- Ian Botham

Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming:
you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.
- Lionel Trilling

Water for me is so essential, like swimming.
- Nastassja Kinski

Believe in yourself, not only in swimming,
but in life itself.
You always have to have fun.
You have to have an open mind.
If you're not enjoying it, don't do it.
Life's too short.
- Debbie Meyer

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane,
perhaps, I tell them that I think.
Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
- Tom Glazer

There is no more reason to pay for private education
than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for
those who do not use public facilities.
- Albert Shanker

I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.
- Don Johnson

I love swimming, tennis, and I am taking up golf.
I am not serious about it, I just go to the range and practice.
Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with my friends.
- Mila Kunis

I went swimming the other day and my wife was watching and she said,
'You know, it's funny, it's when you've got no clothes on,
no one recognizes you.' I said, 'What are you saying?
That I should do more love scenes?'
- Eddie Marsan

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our
prospects look favorable,
but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold
medal count as in previous Olympics.
But I am not coaching.
- Mark Spitz

Let me pose you a question.
Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has
nothing to do with its natural diet,
even if the feed itself is supposedly organic,
and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens,
swimming in their own filth?
- Mark Bittman

I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school.
My main interest was basically history and literature.
Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool.
I was so happy.
- Shimon Peres

We've been swimming at nude beaches and I love to go skinny dipping,
but I'm sorry, sitting on top of a mountain,
that's just, you're trying to show off or something.
That's ridiculous.
- Andy Richter

What does kissing really mean to me? To me,
if you feel, when you kiss a girl, that certain feeling of all those dolphins,
like, swimming through your blood stream,
and you get those good tingles inside your stomach,
I don't think there's any better feeling.
- Corey Haim

I think England has served me very well.
I like living in London for the reasons I gave.
I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties.
There is absolutely no reason to do so.
Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
- Colin Firth

I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area.
I think it was from my years of swimming in school
when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body.
In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed,
I could not fit into any dresses.
- Rebecca Romijn

We made part of the record in Miami,
and I would go down to the beach,
and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is
at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore.
I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.
- Michael Stipe

I never told my father I loved him before he died,
and I have a lot of issues about that.
They're all swimming around in my head,
in my heart, unresolved, and in a way it felt fitting
to dedicate the film to him.
- Gary Oldman

If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin.
I want one so bad.
Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like,
'How do we get one of those?' and she was like,
'You can't get a dolphin.
What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?'
- Miley Cyrus

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

Well, we've made some changes on this tour.
We're no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains.
We've been staying in hotels most of the way,
though I will say some hotels have declined to take
us because we're just having too much fun.
- Bill Walton

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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