Johnny Weissmuller - Quotes

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With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.

With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.

I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars. ---->>>

How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million? ---->>>

I learned to yodel pretty well. It took me a few months, but I eventually perfected it. ---->>>

I never lost a freestyle race. Never. Not even in the YMCA. ---->>>

Throughout my career I swam for form. Speed came as a result of it. ---->>>

The director sent for me for Tarzan. I climbed the tree and walked out on a limb. The next day I was told I was an actor. ---->>>

I need freedom to be happy. ---->>>

Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely. ---->>>

Can you imagine - a blond Tarzan? ---->>>

No marriage can stand up under the strain of incessant association. ---->>>

I could make good time because I was so long and skinny, shooting through the water like a stick. ---->>>

Treat your body well, and it'll see you through for many years. ---->>>

All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp. ---->>>

The William Morris Agency handled me. In that business, you're only as good as your last picture. ---->>>

We didn't have the lane ropes, we had to get up higher in the water to avoid the little waves. ---->>>

When people don't know me any more or want my autograph, then I'll think about retiring. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-02, 1904
Birthplace: Szabadfalva (Freidorf), Austria-Hungary
Die: 01-20, 1984
Occupation: Actor

Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; 2 June 1904 – 20 January 1984) was a Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo (wikipedia)