Words matter. These are the best Esther Williams Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light.
Victor Mature was a big man; he had a great swagger. I liked him and I knew we’d be good together on screen.
I gave my eardrums to MGM. And it’s true: I really did.
I think it’s so funny when people think they can’t control a movie star. They can. We’re just women, you know.
I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid, 50 feet in the air.
I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
Clark Gable was the first to have called me a mermaid.
I was the only swimmer in movies. Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn’t have done them anyway; he could never have gotten into my bathing suit.
We can’t all win Olympic medals. Even I never won one.
Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy.
Howard Hughes himself was a regular at the restaurant, and in a way it became his headquarters, too. Howard had recently relocated to Las Vegas, so when he wanted to do business in Los Angeles, he went into the back of our restaurant to use the telephone.
I ended up buying a restaurant. Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant.
I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed muscle on my frame and made me very strong. Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.
The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages.
I remember when I first walked into Mayer’s cavernous office. You had to walk 50 yards to get to him, and in that time he could really study everything about you.
Critics established a snobbery toward me.
I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.
What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.
When you’re out of sight for as long as I was, there’s a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again.
Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal.