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“ All my life I've been rowing against the tide. What can I do? It seems I was born that way. ” - Jose Mujica. Here are 24 Awesome Rowing Quotes.

Rowing Quotes

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

2. “ 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

3. “ Eight hearts must beat as one in an eight oared shell or you don't have a crew! ” - George Pocock

4. “ There's way more pressure cooking for cooks than rowing at the Olympics. ” - Bryan Volpenhein

5. “And so in time the rowboat and I became one and the same-like the archer and his bow or the artist and his paint. What I learned wasn't mastery over the elements; it was mastery over myself, which is what conquest is ultimately all about.” ― Richard Bode

6. “If you are the only one who's rowing in the boat, you have no right to complain about which way you are heading!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Rowing Quotes

7. “I’d say it was a pleasure rowing with you, only it wasn’t.” ― Jennifer McKeithen

8. “She seemed to see a flash of bright sunlight on dark green water, fragmented into brilliant shards by the splashing rise and fall of oars.” ― J.K. Rowling

9. “A good shell has to have life and resiliency to get in harmony with the swing of the crew.” ― Daniel James Brown

10. “I think I have experience in rowing, and that has given me some ability to go about racing. I'm lucky genetically. I have a good VO2 max - I can hold a lot of air in my lungs - and that definitely helps. ” ― Bryan Volpenhein

11. “In rowing, you're always striving for that perfect stroke, that repetition, each one being as good as the last. Same thing with cooking. You can't say, 'Oh, I don't feel well, so I'm going to put out a crappy plate.'” ― Bryan Volpenhein

12. “Ocean rowing is very much what you make it. Rowing technique is pretty irrelevant on the ocean. It's the psychology that's important. ” ― Savage

Rowing Quotes

13. “There's way more pressure cooking for cooks than rowing at the Olympics. ” ― Bryan Volpenhein

14. “For me, becoming the best you can be in something that you love, like rowing, is incredibly challenging, and what you learn about yourself, the sense of satisfaction as you get older and move on, you'll never forget that. It's huge. ” ― Tyler Winklevoss

15. “If you could get all the people in the organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. ” ― Patrick Lencioni

16. “It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine. ” ― Jonah Lomu

17. “I experimented with every kind of class possible - yoga, spin, Pilates, rowing - but it was all haphazard, cobbled together by trial and error.” ― Jenna Wortham

18. “Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved.” ― Nancy Greene

Rowing Quotes

19. “It all starts with a very solid, well-executed script, where the story is very clear and everybody is rowing in the same direction. That's always good; that's a constant.” ― Marti Noxon

20. “My ideal date would involve a park or rowing in those little boats on a lake.” ― Aja Naomi King

21. “I'm just about to move to a place that you can only get there by rowing a boat across a loch, which I'm thoroughly looking forward to it. It's not got electricity or anything. ” ― Rory McCann

22. “I have been out again on the river, rowing. I find nothing new.” ― Fanny Kemble

23. “Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming.” ― Clare Balding

24. “Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river? ” ―Frederick Carl Frieseke


Best Rowing Quotes

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“Rowers do more before 8am than most people do all day.”
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“Real athletes row. Everyone else just plays games.”
3.
“The oars gave me power, but also taught me humility.”

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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