"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Esther Williams on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Esther Williams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Esther Williams on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Esther Williams on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Esther Williams on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"I think it's so funny when people think they can't control a movie star. They can. We're just women, you know."
"What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things."
"By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light."
"Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I'd pay."