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Esther Williams Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Esther Williams Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

Related topics: Health

Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other
girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
- Esther Williams

I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid,
50 feet in the air.
- Esther Williams

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

 

Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal.
- Esther Williams

Three events.
Three gold medals.
I was news, big news, in the sports world.
- Esther Williams

I was the only swimmer in movies.
Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn't have done them anyway;
he could never have gotten into my bathing suit.
- Esther Williams


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Clark Gable was the first to have called me a mermaid.
- Esther Williams

Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth.
So much for diplomacy.
- Esther Williams

I took my daily swim at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool
despite the presence of onlookers.
- Esther Williams

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless
gift unless you share it.
- Esther Williams

It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me,
and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.
- Esther Williams

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

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.
- Esther Williams

Victor Mature was a big man; he had a great swagger.
I liked him and I knew we'd be good together on screen.
- Esther Williams

I gave my eardrums to MGM.
And it's true: I really did.
- Esther Williams

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

We can't all win Olympic medals.
Even I never won one.
- Esther Williams

Which Esther Williams do you want to hear about?
- Esther Williams

Critics established a snobbery toward me.
- Esther Williams

By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated
I saw rings around every light.
- Esther Williams

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother.
She took me to a different church every Sunday,
and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
- Esther Williams

When you're out of sight for as long as I was,
there's a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over
people when they see you again.
- Esther Williams

I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five
cents a day it cost to swim.
I counted wet towels.
As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.
- Esther Williams

Once I married Fernando, I became invisible.
- 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

Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security,
but the shackle was the price I'd pay.
- Esther Williams

I ended up buying a restaurant.
Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant.
- Esther Williams

I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
- Esther Williams

I think it's so funny when people think they can't control a movie star.
They can.
We're just women, you know.
- Esther Williams

I remember when I first walked into Mayer's cavernous office.
You had to walk 50 yards to get to him,
and in that time he could really study everything about you.
- Esther Williams

Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM,
I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money
away faster than I could make it.
- Esther Williams

There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch,
but the men ignored it.
- Esther Williams

With two little boys in diapers, I had to keep it simple
if I were going to have a life at all.
- Esther Williams

I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star.
For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall,
because l was five feet eight and a half,
and they were all little bitty things running around
in the studio at that time.
- Esther Williams

Howard Hughes himself was a regular at the restaurant,
and in a way it became his headquarters,
too.
Howard had recently relocated to Las Vegas,
so when he wanted to do business in Los Angeles,
he went into the back of our restaurant to use the telephone.
- Esther Williams

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly
because of the lack of civility.
Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them.
The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
- James E. Rogers

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne


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