Rowing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rowing quotes, rowing sayings, and rowing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved.     

Nancy Greene

Rowing is the name of the game, but it's not a game, so pull your ass off until you cross the finish line.     

Coach DeGrandis

Rowing is a simple sport stuffed up by experts.     

Roger Moore

Rowing is such a fine sport. Everyone goes backward, and the leader can see his opponents as they struggle in vain.     

Brad Alan Lewis

Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream dissapears.     

Jim Dietz