97+ Best Drowning Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Drowning is death caused by being underwater and not being able to breathe, or a case when this happens. Profoundly inspirational drowning quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Drowning Quotes

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. Robert Jordan

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub. Grover Norquist

Nobody wanted your dance, Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering Drowning life and your effort to save yourself, Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil, Looking for something to give. Ted Hughes

Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting? W. C. Fields

She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there. Julia Gregson

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything. Terrence Malick

Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters. John Mark Green

If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too? Steven Wright

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both. Jessi Kirby

When you prepare for something, it’s like jumping into cold water, but you’re prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown. Rza

I can’t listen to you. I can’t listen to your voice. It’s as though I’d drunk a bottle of anise and fallen asleep wrapped in a quilt of roses. It pulls me along and I know I’m drowning but I go on down. Federico García Lorca

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. Edmund Burke

Two drowning people can’t save each other. All they can do is drag each other down. Carsten Jensen

You can’t speak as a conservative on campus without being boycott, without being protested, without students lining up and playing music loudly so that they can drown out the sound of your voices. Candace Owens

There’s always a siren, singing you to shipwreck. Some of us may be more susceptible than others are, but there’s always a siren. It may be with us all our lives, or it may be many years or decades before we find it or it finds us. But when it does find us, if we’re lucky we’re Odysseus tied up to the ship’s mast, hearing the song with perfect clarity, but ferried to safety by a crew whose ears have been plugged with beeswax. If we’re not at all lucky, we’re another sort of sailor stepping off the deck to drown in the sea. Caitlín R. Kiernan

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. Charles de Gaulle

They call it the drowning instinct. It’s when drowning doesn’t look like drowning. Ilsa J. Bick

Oh, I can’t play soccer, and I’m not a great swimmer. I won’t drown, but you won’t see me doing laps in a pool. Michelle Obama

Sometimes you’re drowning yourself in your own words. Steve Maraboli

You gotta look beyond the mainstream the mainstream’ll drown you, you know? There’s always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive. Phil Anselmo

When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can’t see it. And you would never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face. Richelle E. Goodrich

All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river. Simone Schwarz Bart

I hit him on the back of the neck. He submerged. Help. I’ve drowned the Beast Lord. Ilona Andrews

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information. Anthony J. D’Angelo

The world is drowning in weirdness and lies and here we are, so used to it that we’re actually bored! Inio Asano

No one would touch me with a barge pole as an actress. It hit hard. I thought, What am I doing? This is a stupid idea! It’s like throwing yourself into a massive pond, and you feel like you’re going to drown so quickly. Phoebe Waller Bridge

For in tremendous extremities human souls are like drowning men; well enough they know they are in peril; well enough they know the causes of that peril; nevertheless, the sea is the sea, and these drowning men do drown. Herman Melville

When I was working on Drown this was way back in the mid 90s I had this idea that I wanted to do another collected stories. I wanted to do another book like Drown that focused specifically on infidelity. Junot Diaz

Two people making love, she once said, are like one drowned person resuscitating the other. Anatole Broyard

You don’t get there the easy way. If you feel sorry for yourself, and you let yourself go down, you will drown. Debbie Reynolds

He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud. Victor Hugo

I was always into music. I think everyone is when they’re a teenager, as a way to drown out the world. Penelope Spheeris

For the first time in his existence, he knew he was drowning and he wasn’t thinking about survival. Christine Feehan

I’m from a family of teachers. My father would drown me in the bathtub if my daughter didn’t graduate from college. I don’t care who she is or what she does. Just get the diploma. P. C. Cast

There’s an old adage the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming. Frederick Weisel

My parents always wanted me to know why eating healthfully was important to overall performance, probably to drown out my whining for junk food. Daphne Oz

I don’t ask what Alex sees in him because I’m afraid my disapproval will make her latch on to him even more. That’s how it works. I’ll have to pretend he doesn’t bother me and that I don’t want to drown him in the bay. Kaui Hart Hemmings

I’d drown in a sea of tears if I lived my life ruminating on the past. I would undoubtedly revise memories to be more joyful that they were, or ever have been. Maximillian Degenerez

If we found a ticket to Disneyland would you think we should arrest Mickey Mouse? Diane L. Randle

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Watts

He knew, even back then, that she was prone to bouts of melancholy. It came to her in successive waves, an ebb and flow. When the first wave arrived, barely touching her toes, it was so light and translucent a ripple that you might be forgiven for thinking it insignificant, that it would vanish soon, leaving no trace. But then followed another wave, and the next one, rising as far as her ankles, and the one after that covering her knees, and before you knew it she was immersed in liquid pain, up to her neck, drowning. That’s how depression sucked her in. Elif Shafak

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. Edwin Louis Cole

I was a bird trapped inside a cage that I thought I’d been released from, still confined and limited to where I could fly. I’d been holding up my umbrella to avoid the rain but I never stopped the rain from falling. Arti Manani

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling. Frida Kahlo

I can’t let the emotion of fear submerge me. Drown me. The ocean is so big, so full of life, but I won’t drown in it. I can swim. I’ve learned to swim now. Sara Wolf

A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore. Florence Nightingale

The strangest thing about drowning is how much it burns. Josephine Angelini

While big business gain subsidies and political access, small businesses drown in red tape, and individuals now risk being classified as terrorists for complaining about it. Economic globalisation is about homogenising differences in the worlds markets, cultures, tastes and traditions. It’s about giving big business access to a global market. Zac Goldsmith

We were both drowned under the waves of words we weren’t saying. Ben Maxfield

Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown. Matthew Henry

If you find yourself drowning, I won’t rescue you in a canoe, but I will give you a 10% discount on my swimming lessons. Or you could just buy a duck and get them for free. Jarod Kintz

If we follow the white man, we’re going to drown with the white man. Dennis Banks

Going with the flow doesn’t mean you can’t drown. Tamerlan Kuzgov

Sometimes the most negative voices in the room are the loudest and it’s easy for them to drown out the rest. Annamie Paul

Our husbands decide without asking our consent, or having our concurrence; for, to tell you the truth, I hate this boat, though I say nothing. Mary Shelley to Jane Williams, talking about the boat that Shelley and his friend Williams bought. Ivan Roe

I’ve learned since Drip or Drown that no one should care what people think. I learned that, after years of comments, it really doesn’t matter. Gunna

A good swimmer is one who knows how to swim through the river of life without drowning. Michael Bassey Johnson

I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough. Lucy Larcom

You can never have too many knives. No? What if you fall in a river and can’t swim for all that iron? Joe Abercrombie

Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub. Grover Norquist

Whether a person is in bed or walking along and is struck by sudden death, it’s right for humans to die on solid ground, with the earth beneath their feet and air trying to get into the lungs. Valentin Rasputin

Drown was always a hybrid book. It’s connected stories  partially a story collection but partially a novel. I always wanted the reader to decide which genre they thought the book belonged to more story, novel, neither, both. Junot Diaz

Do not take a refuge to the close rotten branches during drowning attempt to reach to the solid ones even if they are far. Kamaran Ihsan Salih

You can’t drown yourself in drink. I’ve tried, you float. John Barrymore

I am drowning what use would be looking back to the shore from which I fell? Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Know who you are and stay true to it. Have a point of view, keep your head down when noise tries to drown out your inner voice, and whatever you do, keep pushing. Christina Tosi

Drowning When the water drinks the person or animal. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I write incredibly slowly. And, on top of that, I spent my entire youth and twenties working like a dog, so one of the things that happened when I finished Drown was that I got busy living. I’d never travelled, I’d never seen anything. So I did as much travelling as my job teaching would allow. Junot Diaz

Don’t ever stop dreaming, for to dream is to envision all that could be in a world that’s drowning in what never was. Craig D. Lounsbrough

We are increasingly open to understanding how we are all connected and that if we sink the ship that we are all on, we all drown. However, we have simultaneously become so focused on our own life experiences that we think we are alone. Yehuda Berg

I’m drowning up here. I’ve been drowning. For years. Under water, it felt like. Now that I’m waking up, of course it makes sense that you would come. And end it. Liz Braswell

I can’t play soccer, and I’m not a great swimmer. I won’t drown, but you won’t see me doing laps in a pool. Michelle Obama

I must ask, without knowing whom I should ask, if it is really necessary to love the man who slays me; to ask who among you is slaying me. My life, stronger than myself, replies that it wants revenge at all costs. It warns me that I must struggle like someone drowning, even if I should perish in the end. If it be so, so be it. Clarice Lispector

The Maldives, a string of islands off the coast of India whose highest point above sea level is eight feet, may be the first nation to drown. In Alaska, entire towns have begun to shift in the loosening permafrost. Michael Specter

It doesn’t matter if someone drowns in a bathtub, a swimming pool, a lake, or an ocean. It doesn’t matter if someone drowns in five feet of water or a hundred. Drowning is drowning. Regardless of depth or source, your lungs still fill with water which prevents you from breathing, which prevents oxygen from being delivered to your heart, which causes you to panic and to die. No one in this world who drowns, drowns more or less than anyone else. Sean Norris

With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire they go in. Bill Dedman

I could drown in a sea of applause. But without you, it’s still just be drowning. Nick Oliveri

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Paulo Coelho

Everyone wants to drink water until they start drowning in it. Tamerlan Kuzgov

I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming. Jimmy Carter

I was drowning in that old heaviness, clawing my way up to a surface that might not ever exist. Sarah J. Maas

You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there. Zig Ziglar

The next morning the sea was calm again, the sun was shining, and the water was so blue and innocent a man might never know that under it my brother floated, dead with all his men. George R.R. Martin

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

There are too many ways to drown even if you don’t want to drown. Charles Bukowski

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. Ann Landers

Intuition is a wonderful gift but it can be both a blessing and a curse. If you can easily tune in to the grief of another, it is very easy to lose your way if you have not yet resolved your own present or past trauma and grief. If you have not healed from your own grief and you turn around and give all you have to give, you will find yourself drowning. Soon there will be nothing left of you. Kate McGahan

They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn’t anything else drown it out at the time? Karl Pilkington

People drown, quietly, before our eyes, all the time. Ilsa J. Bick

Finding someone who’s willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown. Marilyn Manson

As they expect to see you drowning, keep on floating. Gift Gugu Mona

No one wants to drown. Drowning would be the worst. Cause everyone knows that feeling. That feeling, oh it’s the worst when you think you’re drowning. Dane Cook

Drowning in silence; for in silence I shall never be disappointed. Samiha Totanji

I’m not a very good swimmer, and every time I’m in the water, I’m constantly reminded of that because I feel like I’m going to drown! Tom Holland