“Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.” — John Mason Good. Here are 50 Awesome Pool Quotes.

Pool Quotes

1. “This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.” — Dennis Rodman

2. “Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.” — John Mason Good

3. “It is accurate that the Walt Disney Company and ESPN are committed to diversity and inclusion. These are long-standing values that drive fundamental fairness while providing us with the widest possible pool of talent to create the smartest and most creative staff. We do not view this as a political stance but as a human stance.” — John Skipper

4. “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.” — Ovid

5. “Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.” — Quentin Tarantino

6. “The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard.” — David Gerrold

7. “The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” — Sigmund Freud

8. “I like chillin' by the pool.” — Tyrann Mathieu

9. “In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding.”          — Daniel Goleman

10. “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” — George Burns

11. “The reason we have the stars twinkle at night is because the light is being kind of blurred by the atmosphere around the Earth. That is why the Hubble Space Telescope is so good, because it is above the atmosphere. So it is kind of like looking at the sun from the bottom of a swimming pool, versus looking at the sun above the swimming pool.” — Michael J. Massimino

12. “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.” — Esther Williams

Pool Quotes

13. “Seagulls are a landfill nuisance because they fly away with food scraps and, as is their reputation, fight each other over them midflight, often losing them, and soon a lady has a half-eaten hamburger splashing into her backyard pool.” — Jeanne Marie Laskas

14. “Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.” — Paul McCartney

15. “You know, I know a lot of lifeguards. Both my parents were lifeguards at a lake in El Paso, Texas. I was a lifeguard in a swimming pool in Portland, Ore. And I have known and met and befriended a number of oceangoing lifeguards in California where I live.” — Sam Elliott

16. “In China, we don't know about the swimming pool game, but we know about Marco Polo.” — Zhu Zhu

17. “How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.” — Sylvia Plathd

18. “Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool.” — Michael Phelps

19. “Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit.” — Gene Tierney

20. “I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.” — Edith Sitwell

21. “Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.” — T. E. Lawrence

22. “If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, 'How do we get one of those?' and she was like, 'You can't get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?” — Miley Cyrus

23. “I don't flip. I don't even dive into a pool - straight cannonball for me. No, thanks.” — Rob Lowe

24. “The pond-lily is a star and easily takes the first place among lilies; and the expeditions to her haunts, and the gathering her where she rocks upon the dark, secluded waters of some pool or lakelet, are the crown and summit of the floral expeditions of summer.” — John Burroughs

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Pool Quotes

25. “Sure, I've felt racism. I think everybody has prejudice. When I was growing up, the dark Mexican kids weren't allowed in the public swimming pool in Dallas. My light-skinned friend got in, and he laughed at us. It didn't seem like a big deal, because we didn't know any different. So I never ran into anything that actually scarred me.” — Lee Trevino

26. “I have to go... drop some kids in the pool.” — Jessica Simpson

27. “No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.” — Chuck Palahniuk

28. “Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.” — Liv Ullmann

29. “My kids, they're like nine or ten years old right now so you give 'em responsibilities just to keep them up on things. It ain't just all about getting on the skateboard or putting your Heelys on, and swimming in the pool all the time. You gotta do stuff like wash dishes, take the trash out, feed the dog.” — Big Boi

30. “It's not called quitting if you quit while you ahead. It's about being aware and being strategic enough to know that you got to get out the pool at some point. You got to put your clothes back on and dry off.” — Nipsey Hussle

31. “In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite.” — Eric Liu

32. “I grew up watching 'Superman.' As a child, when I first learned to dive into a swimming pool, I wasn't diving, I was flying, like Superman. I used to dream of rescuing a girl I had a crush on from a playground bully.” — Tom Hiddleston

33. “I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me.” — Jill Scott

34. “The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.” — John Bruton

35. “A pool at the edge of the ocean is the simplest geometry, yet you feel connected to the sea. In a forest with the mountains in the background, you also feel the connection to nature, yet it's a very complex geometry. I think architecture is about controlling these feelings.” — Ma Yansong

36. “Sitting beside the pool is fine for two weeks, but after that I think it'd be quite hard to live with - so I need to keep racing.” —Mark Webber

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37. “In 'Swimming Pool,' all the colors are very warm, sunny, the pool and all that. In 'Love Crime,' everything is so cold, and it's all inside skyscrapers.” — Ludivine Sagnier

38. “If it's nice out, I swim pretty much every day for about half an hour. I have a great pool; it's very private and not too many people use it.” — Yunjin Kim

39. “No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom... No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild.” — Christopher McCandless

40. “We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be.” — Regina Brett

41. “The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn't simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources - extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces.” — John Burnham Schwartz

42. “Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken.” —Meg Cabot

43. “My friends, they can't beat me in pool or bowling.” — Apl.De.Ap

44. “Walk, skateboard, bike, car pool, or use mass transit more, and drive less.” — Gretchen Bleiler

45. “I got into pool tournaments when I was five, playing every weekend in competitions. Then one day I started playing snooker. I learnt by practising on my own, repeating the same shots again and again, and watching other players and copying what they did.” — Judd Trump

46. “I love to play games. Anything that is competitive. I love to play darts, shoot pool, any video game or board game, anything like that I am all about. For me is more about spending time with somebody, hanging out and enjoying yourself.” — Casey James

47. “I would say, if you come out, they can't take away how you play football. That was the thing for me: once I did come out, it's not going to affect my diving. I can still perform, no matter what anybody else thinks of me. I'm judged for what I do in the diving pool.” — Tom Daley

48.“Life is cool by the pool.” — Unknown

49. “When I was growing up in Ossining, N.Y., playing pool with the guys, the thought that any one of us might become an actor was as far-fetched as being knighted by the queen of England.” — Peter Falk

50. “Summer is always good for lazy days." — Unknown

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Best of Pool Quotes

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“The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn't simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources - extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces.” — John Burnham Schwartz
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“I would say, if you come out, they can't take away how you play football. That was the thing for me: once I did come out, it's not going to affect my diving. I can still perform, no matter what anybody else thinks of me. I'm judged for what I do in the diving pool.” — Tom Daley
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“Life is cool by the pool.” — Unknown

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