"i am sure no adventurer nor discoverer ever lived who could not swim. swimming cultivates the imagination."
"if the beatles or the sixties had a message, it was learn to swim. period. and once you learn to swim, swim."
"The biggest thing I've been thankful for is - I've been able to use my imagination."
"I IMAGINE. THEREFORE I BELONG AND AM FREE."
“We enter the ocean with a shock; our skin and blood shout in protest. But that instant, that leap, past, what do we find? Ecstasy and buoyancy. Swimming offers a parable. We struggle and thrash, and drown; we succumb, even in despair, and float, and we are saved.”
“Since we live on land, and are usually beyond sight of the sea, it is easy to forget that our world is an ocean world… Some shores have been tamed, however temporarily, but beyond the horizon lies a place that refuses to submit. The ocean is a realm that remains radically free."
“There is no passion in nature so demonically impatient as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a plunge.”
"The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as water, and it will help you move.”
“The best way to observe fish is to become a fish.”
“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.”
“Out of water, I am nothing.”
"Swimming should be playful, reflective, meditative - a break from our busy and pressured lives."
“Swim with the cactus and float with the stone.’"
“That’s why I like it best underwater. You don’t have to think about breathing."
“Thinking about swimming isn’t much like getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away.”
"I can make art or things that look like art, but it's not art unless I'm engaged with it. If I'm not doing that, I'd rather be swimming."
"If there is magic on this planet, then it is contained in the water."