- 06 May 2013 | Surfing
Bethany Hamilton is one of the most inspirational athletes in the world. Her life story and famous quotations have been motivating several generations.
The most famous quotes by Bethany Hamilton have already changed lives. Her motivational thoughts, sayings and ideas are full of emotions, beliefs and passion for surfing and life.
From the classic, simple and direct "I'm just a surfer" to the "Courage means you don't let fear stop you" statement, Bethany Hamilton is the queen of surfing quotes.
On the 31st October 31, 2003, the 13-year-old surfer girls was enjoying the pleasure of riding waves with friends when, all of a sudden, a shark attacked her left arm.
Despite having lost over 60% of her blood, Bethany Hamilton survived and began to inspire millions of Americans and worldwide surfing fans. Today, when she speaks, the planet listens.
From the teenage days to the young adult times, Bethany Hamilton wrote inspirational books and helped producing successful movies about her life story. So, what are the most famous quotes by Bethany Hamilton? Let the survivor, hero and leader speak out:
Being able to turn to Jesus after the shark attack kept me alive.
Being creative on the waves is challenging, but we each create art in our own way.
Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.
I don't want easy, just possible.
I'm just a surfer.
In the end, my love for surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks.
It's been amazing to touch people's lives.
It's hard for me to describe the joy I felt after I stood up and rode wave in for the first time after the attack. I was incredibly thankful and happy inside. The tiny bit of doubt that would sometimes tell me you'll never surf again was gone in one wave.
I've learned life is a lot like surfing. When you get caught in the impact zone, you need to get right back up, because you never know what's over the next wave... and if you have faith, anything is possible, anything at all.
Love is bigger then a tsunami, stronger then any fear.
My only real fear was that I would not be able to surf again because I was concerned that I would not physically be able to do it. I knew that if I wasn't able to surf then my life would really change.
My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks.
The paramedic whispered in my ear 'God will never leave you or forsake you.'
You fall off the horse and you get back on.
Your looks do not define who you are.
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