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A collection of quotations by Bethany Hamilton on courage, women, surfer, champion, inspiration, life, soul, fear, God, faith, attitude and determination.

54 Top Bethany Hamilton Quotes That Teach You Never Say Die

Quick Facts

Famous As: Surfer

Born On: February 8, 1990

Born In: Lihue

Bethany Hamilton is an inspirational American athlete who became a champion surfer after losing her left arm in a shark attack. She was born in a family of surfers and was introduced to surfing at an early age of five. She soon started competing in national championships and went on to win her first sponsorship at the young age of 9. She became a part of a renowned surfing team and was capable of beating experienced surfers. With her talent she won the ‘National Scholastic Surfing Association’. She had become successful as an athlete and everything was going good in her life before the unfortunate incident of losing her left arm to a shark bite. She had described the experience at an interview as surprising and she even mentioned that she felt like piece of steak being pulled underwater. However, this could not shatter her dream of being a champion surfer and she returned to surfing within a month. She became an inspiration to the whole world and her determination was honored by various channels like MTV and ESPN. She went on to win the ‘NSSA National Championships’ and also started competing in the pro circuit. We bring to you a compilation of thoughts, sayings and quotes by Bethany Hamilton which have been extracted from her writings, thoughts, books and interviews. Read on the inspiring and motivating quotes by Bethany Hamilton that will give you enough reasons to cling on.
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Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.

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Being out there in the ocean, God's creation, it's like a gift He has given us to enjoy.

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Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!

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Love God; love others; do your best in all you do, even if you fall short!

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God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.

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It's easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.

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It was Jesus who gave me peace when the shark severed my arm. I trust in Jesus whenever I'm going through a hard time. I see all the beautiful things that have come out of my situation. I'm able to share my story with young girls who have few role models, and I can help others cope with what they have been through.

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I think it doesn't matter if you are the best surfer in the world. I'm going to try to be the best surfer I can be. It's not all about competing and being the best. It's more about having fun and just doing what you love.

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I enjoy hanging out with friends, going on hikes and playing tennis. I also enjoy Bible study and making dinners. I have a pretty mellow life away from the water.

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Surfing for me is more than my lifestyle; it's my passion, my love, and it's a part of me.

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God will give us the strength to be able to handle things. I mean, you can try to do it on your own, and sometimes you can pull off some stuff, but in the long run, it's much easier with Him by our side.

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Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.

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Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things... people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.

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Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed. You are not going to get anywhere just sitting on your butt and moping around.

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I'm not a vegetarian by any means; I eat fish. But the problem with shark finning is they catch the shark, cut their fins and throw them back in the ocean, and to me, that's wrong. If you're going to kill an animal, you should use the entire animal and do it humanely. I'm definitely not a big fan.

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I don't really want people looking to me for inspiration. I just want to be a sign along the way that points toward Heaven.

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To lose your everyday life of surfing and being creative on waves, enjoying the ocean - that's scary to me. It was essential to at least try surfing again and get out there and see how it went.

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When I was about five, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, and since then it's just been a stronghold in my life. Really, through the shark attack and all the hard times that my family and I went through, it gave us unity and perseverance to push through all this crazy stuff that we never knew was going to happen.

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I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don't think I can, to do things that other people do not think I can. It pushes me. I push my own personal limits.

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Like, with one arm I know I can surf, but competitive surfing can be really frustrating, and sometimes you don't do as well as you want to. It can be discouraging at times. But whenever I do get frustrated, I just focus on God.

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One arm might handicap me a little in competition, but I just work with what changes I know I have to make, and I'm pretty used to it now. It mainly depends on the wave conditions... I only get half the waves everyone else rides, so mine have to be good!

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We all need that extra friend outside of our immediate family to talk about that extra stuff you wouldn't normally talk to your parents about.

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I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the passion and determination to continue surfing. You fall off the horse, and you get back on. I had to go for it.

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I don't know how long I'll be competing, but I'll always be surfing. I'll be surfing until I'm old.

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Besides surfing, I play tennis, volleyball, I swim, I run hills, or I do high-intensity, high-interval workouts. I'm up at 5 A.M. every day.

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Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it's fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I've healed very well.

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I don't care to be famous. But at the same time, you look at all the role models these little girls have, and they don't have anyone to look up to. I mean, it's weird, but if I just hid out and didn't let myself be known, who would they look up to instead, you know?

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Life is a lot like surfing… When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to just get back up. Because you never know what may be over the next wave.

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I'm a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord - and how to surf!

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I don't need easy, I just need possible.

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I have a unique workout schedule. I concentrate on balancing with my core and my legs. Then, like any other surfer, I try to read the ocean. It's always changing and moving - doing its own thing - so you need to learn how it works and how to position yourself.

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I think passion is something that's more powerful than even love. It's something that you're not willing to let go of, and you'll work really hard to make sure that stays a part of your life.

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My strength came from my relationship with Christ and from the love and encouragement of my family and friends.

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Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.

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I don't want easy, just possible.

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I wouldn't change what happened to me because then I wouldn't have this chance, in front of all of you, to embrace more people than I ever could have with two arms.

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None of us are going to have perfect lives. Our own vision of what we think is good maybe different from what He [God] thinks. And we forget that. We think we know what's best and we don't.

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We all go through rough times. We have those obstacles that seem too large to overcome or that current that you never seem to swim out of. We have to decide what matters most to us - our passions,

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It was what God had taught me growing up that helped me overcome my fear and get back on the board. 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go' (Joshua 1:9).

Bethany Hamilton

I don't need easy. I just need possible.

Bethany Hamilton

It's sad to hear that 1 in 3 girls have an eating disorder, because they're trying to be something that they think they need to be, when it's such a lie that they believe. Meanwhile all over the world there's people that are starving or dying of something crazy that we forget, and we think we're the only ones in this world.

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I'm just waiting for God to tell me what to do, but whatever it is, I want to be doing something like I am doing now-serving God and helping people.

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Compassion can drive us to do amazing things and give us perspective.

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You make your own adventure in life. And I truly believe that if you open your eyes to your surroundings, there’s lots of neat stuff to be found practically anywhere on earth.

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I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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In the end, my love for surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks.

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God has a lot more to give and to offer than the world has to give.

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The way I see it, putting your faith in God is something that each person has gotta come to on his or her own.It's your own personal relationship with Him; a bond that's as unique as a fingerprint.

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There's no such thing as a handicap - it's all in your head

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I believe in God. Nobody made me believe; I don't think you can or should try to force someone to believe something. And even though my parents taught me stuff about God and read Bible stories to me from as early as I can remember... it was my choice to become a believer in Him. The way I see it, putting our faith in God is something that each person has to come to on his or her own. It's your own personal relationship with Him; a bond that's as unique as a fingerprint.

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —JEREMIAH 29:11

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People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.

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So maybe someone listening will be inspired to pick up a Bible or go to church and their lives will be better and richer as a result.

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Life is full of what-ifs. You can’t let it hold you back. If you do, you’re not really living at all...just kind of going through the motions with no meaning.

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