37 Quotes About Drowning


Feeling overwhelmed in life can make you feel like you are drowning. These quotes about drowning capture the compassion and fatigue that we can experience at the same time.

“A drowning man cannot be saved until he is utterly exhausted and ceases to make the slightest effort to save himself.”

“And I realize, so suddenly that it hurts, just how empty a creature can be, while still filled to the brim with drowning agony.”

“At that darkest moment, while drowning in the Abyss of Emotional Bankruptcy, reflect on this universal truth: the difference between success and failure is one more time.”

“Because one look into his eyes, and she was drowning in what existed there and didn’t want to surface.”

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

“Drowning men will drag you down if you let them. Sometimes, to survive, you have to let them sink.”

“Even the laziest person will fight for oxygen when drowning.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“He stops rocking and looks into my eyes. We’re inches apart and I’m mesmerized by the tiny flecks of indigo in his blue eyes. A girl could drown in those eyes. And it wouldn’t be the worst way to go.”

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

“I am drowning in an infinite sea.”

“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.”

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

“If misery were water, he thinks as he climbs into his car and turns the key, I could just drown or let it wash me away entirely.”

“If someone drowned at sea a couple of hundred years ago they’d either start to decompose immediately or they’d get eaten by fish or other scavengers.”

“I’m just here,existing at the surface of the water,not quite drowning but not quite able to breathe.”

“People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.”

“She hoped it killed her. She tried to stay under and drown but a panic reflex forced her upwards.”

“She imagined herself drowning along the tides of Sumendu Lake, down own into the depths of solemn solitude, splashing into the serenity of forever silence.”

“She stooped for a stone and dropped it down.”

“Sometimes you’re drowning yourself in your own words.”

“The only good reason for swimming, so far as I can see, is to escape drowning.”

“The Sun is never alone as the light remains with him always. Even when he goes down sinking…sinking, the light drowns with him.”

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

“There’s an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.”

“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. ”

“They clung to her like leeches, draining her spirit & dragging her down a dark world.”

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

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

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

“We walk by faith. We don’t stay still, drowning in our misery.”

“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.”

“You don’t drown because you can’t breathe. You drown because you try to breathe what is not breathable.”

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”

“You don’t need an ocean to feel like you’re drowning. You feel it, between your chest and your throat, the weight of it stretching you outside your self, like a dead fish on the shore.”

Drowning is a worst fear for many. These terrifying facts about drowning don’t make it sound any friendlier of an idea.

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