Rowing Quotes

Inspirational Rowing Quotes for Athletes

All my life I've been rowing against the tide. What can I do? It seems I was born that way.

- Jose Mujica
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On race day, there's tremendous anxiety. Leading up to the stake boat, I distinctly remember saying to myself, 'I can't wait till this is over.'

- Frank Shields
4
Eight hearts must beat as one in an eight oared shell or you don't have a crew!

- George Pocock
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There's something very compelling about a sport where when all is said and done your sheer willpower to push harder than the other team is what ultimately decides the closest of the contests.

- David H. Vogel
2
Mileage makes champions.

- Steve Fairbairn
2
When you can do something well, it's almost your responsibility to see how far you can take it.

- James Tomkins
2
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

- Jean-Paul Sartre
1
Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved.

- Nancy Greene
1
Fitness - Focus - Form.

- Thomas Phillip
1
What's unique about [rowing] is this utter dependence on one another - no one guy can make the boat go faster by himself; on-the-other-hand, one guy can slow it down a lot. So [rowers] really do learn to trust one another and depend on one another in a pretty unique way.

- Harry Parker
1
In rowing I found a sport that demanded some skill, granted, but placed a much higher premium on plain hard work and persistence.

- Harry Parker
4
There's way more pressure cooking for cooks than rowing at the Olympics.

- Bryan Volpenhein
4
Don't worry guys -- you'll pass out before you die.

- Jon Eric VanAmringe
2
Go out there and row faster.

- Roger Moore
2
You'll pass out before you die, so row harder.

- Jennifer Bradburn
2
A rower knows the underlying presence that moves a boat; it is quite simply force and energy. The force needs to be penetrating, and the energy needs to be driving and uninhibited.

- Drew Ginn
2
I train very hard, either rowing on the cross trainer or running. Not only do you feel tired afterwards but it relaxes you, it completely clears the head. But to sort things out I also like to walk.

- Barry McGuigan
1
I have been out again on the river, rowing. I find nothing new.

- Fanny Kemble
1
You've got to be an extremely aggressive athlete, and you've got to keep the pressure on all the time you cannot - not once - start to think about, 'Gosh, it's getting pretty painful so I should start thinking about something else,' you've really got to focus.

- Fritz Hagerman
1
Rowing is the kind of sport that seems to really resonate with certain individuals at a very deep level and it gets to be like A Calling.

- David H. Vogel
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