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Water Quotes from Famous People
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Water Quotes from Famous People

Jim Lauria

In my last post Water Quotes from Movies and Films and during our Water We Talking About? podcast with Paul O’Callaghan, I give a big thanks to actor Matt Damon for his efforts around water. In the hopeful documentary Brave Blue World, Matt expresses my sentiments and those of many of my fellow water professionals… "How lucky are we that we are the ones who get to solve this?"

Matt continues to use his fame as a water activist. He and Gary White, through their non-profit Water.org, empower families around the world by helping them gain access to safe water and sanitation with affordable financing. With their “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign in partnership with Stella Artois, they raise money by selling “chalices”. I love the idea of referring to their offering as a sacred vessel, owning a set of these artful glasses myself. Embracing this connection between women and water is a concept very close to my heart as evidenced by my post Women and Water, Part 2. And Matt uses humor to raise money and call attention for clean water and sanitation, launching a “toilet strike” several years ago by promising not to go to the bathroom “until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation.”

Here are water quotes from other famous people either about water itself or using it as a metaphor…

  1. “Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle.” - Steph Curry

2. “Water is life, and clean water means health.” - Audrey Hepburn

3. “I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up ships.” - Michelle Williams

4. “Don't ever go with the flow. Be the flow.” - Jay-Z

5. “There’s something really simple and idyllic about living in a house very close to the water." - Andrea Riseborough

6. “What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?” - Albert Einstein

7. "For a surfer, it’s never-ending. There’s always some wave you want to surf." - Kelly Slater

8. “It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious." - Esther Williams

9. "Out of water, I am nothing." - Duke Kahanamoku

10.  “Be water, my friend.” - Bruce Lee

11.  “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” - Sigmund Freud

12.  “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.” - Muhammad Ali

13.  “To the naked eye, our oceans are beautiful. But scientists tell us that all of the world's fisheries will collapse by 2048, unless we change how we manage them. Help protect our oceans so the next generation can also enjoy their bounty.” - Ted Danson

14.  “Every drop in the ocean counts.” - Yoko Ono

And finally, today, on his birthday…

15.  “Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

If you have any quotes to add, please post them in the comments section.

Thanks and please check out the other posts from my series “Water Quotes from…”

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