"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."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Esther Williams on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Esther Williams on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Esther Williams on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Esther Williams on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Esther Williams on Henry David Thoreau
"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."