Quotes by Esther Williams
- By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light.
- I think it's so funny when people think they can't control a movie star. They can. We're just women, you know.
- Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
- Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I'd pay.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.
- Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.
- What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.
- 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.