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#1. Write that novel. Start that business you've always wanted to. The ultimate high of life is the commitment to pursuing something. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#2. When you achieve your Dreams It's not so much what you get, It's who you become. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#3. I've never been in any pain, ever, like that in my whole life. Now it's set me so far back, I just don't' have the lung capacity to swim the way I can. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#4. I don't want to be the crazy woman who does it for years and years and years, and tries and fails and tries and fails and tries and fails, but I can swim from Cuba to Florida, and I will swim from Cuba to Florida. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#5. You're never too old to chase your dream. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#6. The integrity and self-esteem gained from winning the battle against extremity are the richest treasures in my life - Author: Diana Nyad
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#7. The spirit is larger than the body. The body is pathetic compared to what we have inside us - Author: Diana Nyad
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#8. I do write all the time about - you tell me what your dreams are. What are you chasing? It's not impossible. Name it. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#9. I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#10. I love that aspect of sports where you can see what kind of work, how much work, an athlete's been doing by how her body is carved. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#11. A lot of athletes have this sort of invincibility: [The jellyfish] should worry about me. I don't worry about them. I'll just swim right through them. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#12. Close your eyes, close your fists, and say, 'I couldn't have done it a fingernail faster.' If you can say it, and mean it, I guarantee you it will be all right, no matter what happens. No regrets. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#13. Never, ever give up. You're never too old to chase your dreams. It looks like a solitary sport, but really a team effort - Author: Diana Nyad
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#14. Whatever your Other Shore is, whatever you must do, whatever inspires you, you will find a way to get there. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#15. I failed and faltered many times, but I can look back without regret because I was never burdened with the paralysis of fear and inaction. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#16. The box jellyfish takes you into an area of what I'd call science fiction. You feel like you've been dipped in hot burning oil. You burst into flames. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#17. Every human being on this planet has their pain and their heartache and it's up to all of us to find our way back to the light. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#18. Hard work and focus and will would shape my future. Nothing was meant to be. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#19. That down feeling, quitting, was far worse than suffering it out to the end, because that decision to quit haunts you and bleeds over into your outlook on everything else, just as not quitting buoys you for all else. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#20. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#21. This is a lifelong dream of mine and I'm very very glad to be with you, - Author: Diana Nyad
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#22. I wanted to teach myself some life lessons at the age of 60 and one of them was that you don't give up. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#23. I grew up in Florida, so you start swimming at the age of 1, really. By 10, I was competitive swimming, and by 12, I had aspirations to be the best in the world. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#24. If you can just immerse yourself in your life, it doesn't matter what you do everyday. Just do it intensely. Be in it, so that when you go to sleep you're exhausted every night and you say, 'Whoa, I just couldn't have done any more with that day.' - Author: Diana Nyad
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#25. I've been living out loud the Henry David Thoreau saying: "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." The quest of the Cuba - Author: Diana Nyad
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#26. The mantra I used was 'find a way.' - Author: Diana Nyad
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#27. There are some days where I'll eat 8,000 calories per day, on a day before a 12, 14, 18 hour swim. For a 61-year-old woman, that's a lot! And I try not to eat too much refined sugar - cookies, desserts, those sorts of things. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#28. I have an uncompromising relationship with my goals. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#29. This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#30. Endurance is not a young person's game. I thought I might even be better at 60 than I was at 30. You have a body that's almost as strong, but you have a much better mind. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#31. My mom just died. We blink and another decade passes. I don't want to reach the end of my life and regret not having given my days everything in me to make them worthwhile. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#32. For previous generations, swimming the English Channel was the feat to accomplish. And that's been done. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#33. The highs were high, the awe, I'm not a religious person, but I'll tell you, to be in the azure blue of the Gulf Stream as if, as you're breathing, you're looking down miles and miles and miles, to feel the majesty of this blue planet we live on, it's awe-inspiring. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#34. I think I'm going to my grave without swimming from Cuba to Florida. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#35. If you want to touch the other shore badly enough, barring an impossible situation, you will. If your desire is diluted for any reason, you'll never make it. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#36. I am overwhelmed by the strength of my body and the power of my mind. For one moment, just one second, I feel immortal. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#37. I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#38. There is ... nothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#39. It's not too late, I can still live my dreams. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#40. When you reach for the horizon, as I've proven, you may not get there, but what a tremendous build of character and spirit that you lay down. What a foundation you lay down in reaching for those horizons. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#41. I have three messages," said the breathless Nyad."One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#42. It's been a grand, elevating, life-confirming experience these last two years. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#43. You have a dream 35 years ago - doesn't come to fruition, but you move on with life. But it's somewhere back there. Then you turn 60, and your mom just dies, and you're looking for something. And the dream comes waking out of your imagination. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#44. I think 60 is when many people hit their prime. We elect many of our presidents in their 60s. At that age, people are full of ideas and their best self. I wanted to dig into my potential and bring out my best self. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#45. From age eleven to age sixteen I lived a spartan life without the usual adolescent uncertainty. I wanted to be the best swimmer in the world, and there was nothing else. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#46. There's so much boldness in living life this way, and we did it all, and no one can take it away from us. - Author: Diana Nyad
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#47. But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line? - Author: Diana Nyad
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#48. All of us suffer difficulties in our lives. And if you say to yourself 'find a way,' you'll make it through. - Author: Diana Nyad
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