65 Swamp Quotes On Success In Life

These swamp quotes will inspire you. Swamp a wetland often partially or intermittently covered with water especially or overwhelm or flood with water.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging swamp quotes, swamp sayings, and swamp proverbs.

Best Swamp Quotes

  1. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  2. “There is peace in the swamp, though the quiet is Death” ~ Bret Harte
  3. “To love a swamp, however, is to love what is muted and marginal, what exists in the shadows, what shoulders its way out of mud and scurries along the damp edges of what is most commonly praised. And sometimes its invisibility is a blessing. Swamps and bogs are places of transition and wild growth, breeding grounds, experimental labs where organisms and ideas have the luxury of being out of the spotlight, where the imagination can mutate and mate, send tendrils into and out of the water.” ~ Barbara Hurd
  4. “A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it, than by the woods and swamps that surround it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  5. “When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  6. “It’s hard, when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  7. “In a swamp, as in meditation, you begin to glimpse how elusive, how inherently insubstantial, how fleeting our thoughts are, our identities. There is magic in this moist world, in how the mind lets go, slips into sleepy water, circles and nuzzles the banks of palmetto and wild iris, how it seeps across dreams, smears them into the upright world, rots the wood of treasure chests, welcomes the body home.” ~ Barbara Hurd
  8. “If perfection is stagnation, then Heaven is a swamp.” ~ Richard Bach

  9. “The most primitive places left with us are the swamps, where the spruce still grows shaggy with usnea.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  10. “We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  11. “Concealment makes the soul a swamp. Confession is how you drain it.” ~ Charles M. Blow
  12. “If prisons, freight trains, swamps, and gators don’t get ya to write songs, man, y’ain’t got no business writin’ songs.” ~ Ronnie Van Zant

  13. “Do not let your fire go out … Do not let the Hero in your soul perish … Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  14. “I’m the product of 6 million years of evolution? Come on, man. I crawled out of a swamp yesterday.” ~ Peter Steele
  15. “Do not let the hero in your soul perish.” ~ Ayn Rand
  16. “Yes, there was music after all. The sound of the swamp rose up to him. The sound of frogs and crickets, of birds and ‘gators, of life in every puddle and pond and knothole and leaf. I Travel By Night” ~ Robert R. McCammon

  17. “When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.” ~ John Fogerty
  18. “Properly practiced creativity MUST result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.” ~ William Bernbach
  19. “By the grey woods, by the swamp, where the toad and newt encamp, by the dismal tarns and pools, where dwell the Gouls. By each spot the most unholy, by each nook most melancholy, there the traveller meets, aghast, sheeted memories of the Past. Shrouded forms that start and sigh, as they pass the wanderer by. White-robed forms of friends long given; In agony, to the Earth – and Heaven.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  20. “Are there any swamps in Oklahoma? Yes, there is. It’s called Tulsa.” ~ Bobby Heenan

  21. “The Swamp of Despond is that place set before the narrow gate where true and false pilgrims alike are assaulted by their own internal corruption and pollution. The dirt and scum that has attached itself to our hearts and minds is agitated and revealed by both the workings of a guilty conscience and the devouring avarice of the enemy of our souls.The” ~ John Bunyan
  22. “This house better get cleaned up in six months. The swamp is going to have to be drained pretty quickly.” ~ Ron Wyden
  23. “I just didn’t want to get out there anymore; I didn’t want to get back into what I call ‘the swamp.’ And the other reason why is I don’t think it’s good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama’s got plenty of critics – and I’m just not gonna be one.” ~ George W. Bush
  24. “Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

  25. “”We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”” ~ William Goldman
  26. “When we talk of flood control, we usually think of dams and deeper river channels, to impound the waters or hurry their run-off. Yet neither is the ultimate solution, simply because floods are caused by the flow of water downhill. If the hills are wooded, that flow is checked. If there is a swamp at the foot of the hills, the swamp sponges up most of the excess water, restores some of it to the underground water supply and feeds the remainder slowly into the streams. Strip the hills, drain the boglands, and you create flood conditions inevitably. Yet that is what we have been doing for years.” ~ Hal Borland
  27. “As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son.” ~ Adrienne Rich
  28. “Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.” ~ Yitzhak Rabin

  29. “I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there’s usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other.” ~ Neil Innes
  30. “We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp” ~ Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  31. “In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition; the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird,-all is there for itself.” ~ Berthold Auerbach
  32. “I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country… dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.” ~ Terry Gilliam

  33. “Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.” ~ Ayn Rand
  34. “We will build a great wall. We are going to drain the swamp.” ~ Donald Trump
  35. “Do not let your fire go out.” ~ Ayn Rand

  36. “The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  37. “…like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.” ~ Dean Koontz
  38. “Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.” ~ Anthony of Padua

  39. “We cannot enter into alliance with neighbouring princes until we are acquainted with their designs. We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country – its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps. We shall be unable to turn natural advantages to account unless we make use of local guides.” ~ Sun Tzu
  40. “We discovered that in connection with these figures the German national simpletons and money-grubbers of the Frankfurt parliamentary swamp always counted as Germans the Polish Jews as well, although this dirtiest of all races, neither by its jargon nor by its descent, but at most only through its lust for profit, could have any relation of kinship with Frankfurt.” ~ Friedrich Engels
  41. “There are, forever, swamps to be drained, cities to be created, mines to be exploited, children to be fed … But the conquest of the physical world is not man’s only duty. He is also enjoined to conquer the great wilderness of himself. The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through vast forests, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  42. “Inspired teachers … cannot be ordered by the gross from the factory. They must be discovered one by one, and brought home from the woods and swamps like orchids. They must be placed in a conservatory, not in a carpenter shop; and they must be honored and trusted.” ~ John Jay Chapman
  43. “That’s American English for you: more roots than a mangrove swamp.” ~ Roy Blount, Jr.

  44. “In calling society an ecological system we are not merely using an analogy; society is an example of the general concept of an “ecosystem” that is, an ecological system of which biological systems – forests, fields, swamps – are other examples.” ~ Kenneth E. Boulding
  45. “The ash her purple drops forgivingly
    And sadly, breaking not the general hush;
    The maple swamps glow like a sunset sea,
    Each leaf a ripple with its separate flush;
    All round the wood’s edge creeps the skirting blaze,
    Ere the rain falls, the cautious farmer burns his brush.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  46. “Hold us accountable. There’s no accountability in Washington. Drain the swamp.” ~ Kellyanne Conway

  47. “How sad, ye Gods, how sad the world is at evening, how mysterious the mists over the swamps! You will know it when you have wandered astray in those mists, when you have suffered greatly before dying, when you have walked through the world carrying an unbearable burden. You know it two when you are weary and ready to leave this earth without regret; its mists; its swamps and its rivers; ready to give yourself into the arms of death with a light heart, knowing that death alone can comfort you.” ~ Mikhail Bulgakov
  48. “Science does not rest upon solid bedrock. The bold structure of its theories rises, as it were, above a swamp. It is like a building erected on piles. The piles are driven down from above into the swamp, but not down to any natural or ‘given’ base; and if we stop driving the piles deeper, it is not because we have reached firm ground. We simply stop when we are satisfied that the piles are firm enough to carry the structure, at least for the time being.” ~ Karl Popper
  49. “Without freedom of speech, I might be in the swamp” ~ Bob Dylan

  50. “Am I more afraid Of taking a chance and learning I’m somebody I don’t know, or of risking new territory, only to find I’m the same old me? There is comfort in the tried and true. Breaking ground might uncover a sinkhole, one impossible to climb out of. And setting sail in uncharted waters might mean capsizing into a sea monster’s jaws. Easier to turn my back on these things than to try tjem and fail. And yet, a whisper insists I need to know if they are or aren’t integral to me. Status quo is a swamp. And stagnation is slow death.” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  51. “The garden of Eden was a boggy swamp just south of Croydon. You can see it over there.” ~ Peter Cook
  52. “Little by little, studying the infinite possibilities of a loss of memory, he realized that the day might come when things would be recognized by their inscriptions but that no one would remember their use…. At the beginning of the road into the swamp they put up a sign that said “Macondo” and another larger one on the main street that said “God exists”.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  53. “To drain the swamp of corruption in Washington, D.C., I started by impose ago five-year lobbying ban on white house officials, and a lifetime ban on lobbying for a foreign government.” ~ Donald Trump

  54. “The die is cast in Canada: there are two ethnic and linguistic groups; each is too strong and too deeply rooted in the past, too firmly bound to a mother culture, to be able to swamp the other. But if the two will collaborate inside of a truly pluralist state, Canada could become a privileged place where the federalist form of government, which is the government of tomorrow’s world, will be perfected.” ~ Pierre Trudeau
  55. “I think the one advantage to a failed – recovering, but a pretty broken – economy, and a lot of broken promises, is that we’ve pulled the veils from our eyes way earlier than most people do, and realize “Hey, you know what, maybe I should try do this thing that I really care about, and why not spend the time now during my best years to get into knitting, or coding, or swamp boat sailing.” And there’s this resource called the Internet that’s going to provide you with a stage and a library for all of those things.” ~ Alexis Ohanian
  56. “Nobody has ever thought himself to death. The chief danger confronting us is not age. It is laziness, sloth, routine, stupidity, – forcing their way in like wind through the shutters, seeping into the cellar like swamp water.” ~ Gilbert Highet

  57. “Wisdom: The first error is that of the southern people, and it consists in holding that these eastern and western places are real places. Give no quarter to that thought, whether it threatens you with fear, or tempts you with hopes. For this is Superstition and all who believe it will come in the end to the swamps, to the south and the jungles, to the far south. Part of the same error is to think that the Landlord is a real man.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  58. “We will drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and replace it with a new government, of, and by, and for the people.” ~ Donald Trump
  59. “Environmentalists changed the word jungle to rain forest, because no one would give them money to save a jungle. Same with swamps and wetlands.” ~ George Carlin
  60. “If there is some corner of the world which has remained peaceful, but with a peace based on injustices the peace of a swamp with rotten matter fermenting in its depths – we may be sure that that peace is false. Violence attracts violence. Let us repeat fearlessly and ceaselessly: injustices bring revolt, either from the oppressed or from the young, determined to fight for a more just and more human world.” ~ Hélder Câmara
  61. “Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health-care resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.” ~ Steven Rattner

  62. “Making a logging-road in the Maine woods is called “swamping” it, and they who do the work are called “swampers.” I now perceivedthe fitness of the term. This was the most perfectly swamped of all the roads I ever saw. Nature must have coöperated with art here.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  63. “And all that weirdness isn’t just going on outside. It’s in you too, right now, growing in the dark like magic mushrooms. Call it the Thing in the Cellar. Call it the Blow Lunch Factor. Call it the Loony Tunes File. I think of it as my private dinosaur, huge, slimy, and mindless, stumbling around in the stinking swamp of my subconscious, never finding a tar pit big enough to hold it.” ~ Stephen King
  64. “This is a unique aquarium in that a large portion of its collection features freshwater species, and it specializes in fish, amphibians and reptiles from the southwestern part of the country. The River Journey exhibit transports visitors from the Appalachian highlands through ponds, rivers and swamps, all the way to the seacoast. The recently added Ocean Journey exhibit allows visitors to sample a variety of saltwater environments.” ~ John Grant
  65. “One can see now how the idea of heaven takes hold of men’s consciousness, how it gains ground even when all the props have been knocked from under it. There must be another world beside this swamp in which everything is dumped pell-mell. It’s hard to imagine what it can be like, this heaven that men dream about.” ~ Henry Miller

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