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Fishing quotes by Beck Anderson
#1. And this, my friends, is how love f*cks up your life. #Quote by Beck Anderson
Fishing quotes by Boo Weekley
#2. My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting and working around the house? #Quote by Boo Weekley
Fishing quotes by Luke Bryan
#3. My dad is very successful in his business. He's always been big in having hobbies and having little ways to get away. He always made time for hunting and fishing. He always encouraged me to do it. #Quote by Luke Bryan
Fishing quotes by Melissa Bank
#4. Dante's definition of hell: proximity without intimacy. From the Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing #Quote by Melissa Bank
Fishing quotes by Clare Vanderpool
#5. Fly-fishing is the sport of the thinkers and the dreamers," Gunnar said. "It is the contemplative man's recreation. #Quote by Clare Vanderpool
Fishing quotes by John James Audubon
#6. Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. #Quote by John James Audubon
Fishing quotes by Angela Roquet
#7. After an hour's drive, he pulled off onto a gravel road and followed it back to a lake surrounded by woods. At one time, the place had been special. He had gone fishing there with his sons when they were younger. #Quote by Angela Roquet
Fishing quotes by Robin Hobb
#8. Fishing and ear scratching the two reasons men were given hands. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Fishing quotes by Tony Bishop
#9. If little fish get eaten by bigger fish, and bigger fish get eaten by bigger fish ... what happens when there are no little fish? The world's populations of little fish are being harvested to make catfood!? This nonsense has to stop. Feed a fish a cat a day! #Quote by Tony Bishop
Fishing quotes by David S. Atkinson
#10. I don't even like fishing," I remarked, "with or without scrotums, particularly snagged ones. #Quote by David S. Atkinson
Fishing quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#11. Through the forest he pursued the she-monster whose tail coiled over the dead leaves like a silver stream; and he came to a meadow where women, with the hindquarters of dragons, stood around a great fire, raised on the tips of their tails. The moon shone red as blood in a pale circle and their scarlet tongues, formed like fishing harpoons, stretched out, curling to the edge of the flame. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Fishing quotes by Chinese Proverb
#12. If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you give him a fishing rod, you feed him for a lifetime. #Quote by Chinese Proverb
Fishing quotes by Garrison Keillor
#13. What keeps faith cheerful is the extreme persistence of gentleness and humor. Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids-all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Lacking any other purpose in life, it would be good enough to live for their sake. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Fishing quotes by John D. Voelker
#14. Fly-fishing is a magic way to recapture the rapture of solitude without the pangs of loneliness. #Quote by John D. Voelker
Fishing quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#15. I knew a young man once, he was a most conscientious fellow, and, when he took to fly-fishing, he determined never to exaggerate his hauls by more than twenty-five per cent.

"When I have caught forty fish," said he, "then I will tell people that I have caught fifty, and so on. But I will not lie any more than that, because it is sinful to lie."

But the twenty-five per cent. plan did not work well at all. He never was able to use it. The greatest number of fish he ever caught in one day was three, and you can't add twenty-five per cent. to three – at least, not in fish.

So he increased his percentage to thirty-three-and-a-third; but that, again, was awkward, when he had only caught one or two; so, to simplify matters, he made up his mind to just double the quantity.

He stuck to this arrangement for a couple of months, and then he grew dissatisfied with it. Nobody believed him when he told them that he only doubled, and he, therefore, gained no credit that way whatever, while his moderation put him at a disadvantage among the other anglers. When he had really caught three small fish, and said he had caught six, it used to make him quite jealous to hear a man, whom he knew for a fact had only caught one, going about telling people he had landed two dozen.

So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to ever since, and that was to count each fish that he caught as ten, and to assum #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Fishing quotes by Cynthia Voigt
#16. No fish were biting. Not that morning. She heard James calling her with panic in his voice. Slowly, she trudged back to her family. "I told you," Sammy said to James, "because the fishing line was #Quote by Cynthia Voigt
Fishing quotes by Jase Robertson
#17. I applied a lot of what I knew about fishing to the dating world. I thought that women were a lot like fish in that they travel around in packs. They even go to the bathroom together--even if some of them don't need to go! The key to catching a lot of fish is to get the pack caught up in the frenzy of trying to be the one to capture the lure. When fish feed, they are motivated by one another. I have watched fish go crazy when my lure splashes across the top of the water. I have even caught two fish on one lure several times in large schools of feeding fish. However, I eventually learned the hard way that women are not like fish at all. For one, fish do not have the ability to slap your face because you're trying to land two at once. Second, fishing is relaxing and relieves stress, while dating a lot of girls at the same time is maddening. Luckily for me, I always had the woods and water to escape to when things got crazy, which seemed to happen a lot. Nothing tells a girl that you've moved on quite like a dead deer in the back of your truck or ducks on the grill. #Quote by Jase Robertson
Fishing quotes by Ken Kesey
#18. I lay in bed the night before the fishing trip and thought it over, about my being deaf, about the years of not letting on I heard what was said, and I wonder if I can ever act any other way again. But I remembered one thing: it wasn't me that started acting deaf; it was people that first started acting like I was too dumb to hear or see or say anything at all. #Quote by Ken Kesey
Fishing quotes by Alexander Pope
#19. Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Fishing quotes by Mark Twain
#20. In other localities certain places in the streams are much better than others, but at Niagara one place is just as good as another, for the reason that the fish do not bite anywhere. #Quote by Mark Twain
Fishing quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson
#21. One has to tiptoe lightly and steal up to one's quarry; you don't swish the water when you are fishing. #Quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Fishing quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#22. Fish seem to be rather conservative around this bay, one seldom catches enough to form the fundamental basis for a lie. Dante left out one of the torments of Hades - I could imagine a doomed mortal made to untangle wet fish lines forever. Everybody lost patience at the stupidity of the fish in not coming forward promptly to be murdered. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Fishing quotes by Carl Safina
#23. The ocean is not just blank blue space but rather the habitat for amazing wildlife, and we have to take care how we use it. If we want to keep having the goods and services it provides, we have to treat it more carefully in terms of fishing and dumping. #Quote by Carl Safina
Fishing quotes by Guy Ritchie
#24. The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting. #Quote by Guy Ritchie
Fishing quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#25. My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal part pirate.
I have no father. There's nothing unusual about that -even children who do have fathers are often surprised to see them. My own father came out of the sea and went back that way. He was crew on a fishing boat that harboured with us one night when the waves were crashing like dark glass. His splintered hulll shored him for long enough to drop anchor inside my mother.
Shoals of babies vied for life.
I won. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Fishing quotes by Pablo Neruda
#26. Place gifts of silver in our hands. Give us this day our daily fish. #Quote by Pablo Neruda
Fishing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#27. The world of water has a way of perpetuating myths and shrouding lakes in mystery. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Fishing quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#28. How strange," she said, "not to recognize one's own face."
"You have no cause for complaint," Grant said huskily. Even bruised and pale and ravaged, her face was incomparable.
"Do you think so?" She stared into the looking glass without a trace of self-satisfactionshe had displayed at the ball. *That* Vivien had had no doubt of her many attractions. This woman was far less confident.
"Everyone thinks so. You're known as one of the great beauties of London."
"I don't see why." Catching his skeptical expression, she added, "Truly, I'm not fishing for compliments, it's just... seems a very ordinary face." She produced a comical, clownish expression, like a child experimenting with her reflection. A shaken laugh escaped her. "It doesn't seem to belong to me. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Fishing quotes by Piper Vaughn
#29. I don't care who knows, babe. It sucks not being able to be near you like I want to just 'cause Dre or Nicky might be watching. You hafta know I wanna kiss you, like, all the damn time."
"Why?" Jesse wasn't fishing for compliments. He really didn't understand.
"You actually mean that?"
Jesse nodded his head miserably. Shane lifted his chin. "Because you're smart, and funny, and I can't even hear a single note you sing without getting all turned on…and, well, because I'm falling for you. Like, hard." Shane's forehead wrinkled, his eyes went puppy-dog droopy. "Don't you feel the same way about me?"
Shane's sudden insecurity was sweet and sad and so very endearing. "Of course I do. But you're Shane. I'm just…" A nerd. Ugly, squishy, pale, and too damn blind to get rid of these dumb ass glasses.
"There is no 'just' anything. Jess, you're my boyfriend. Right? #Quote by Piper Vaughn
Fishing quotes by Billy Williams
#30. Mobile is a seaport town, and we ate a lot of seafood. We'd go fishing, we'd catch our fish and we'd eat our fish. It was a ritual on Saturday morning for all my family - my grandfather, my brothers, my uncles, my father - to go fishing, and then the ladies of the family would clean the fish and fry them up. #Quote by Billy Williams
Fishing quotes by John Updike
#31. When he was about twelve or thirteen he walked into his parents' bedroom in the half-house on Jackson Road not expecting his father to be there, and the old man was standing in front of his bureau in just socks and an undershirt, innocently fishing in a drawer for his undershorts, that boxer style that always looked sad and dreary to Harry anyway, and here was his father's bare behind, such white buttocks, limp and hairless, mute and helpless flesh that squeezed out shit once a day and otherwise hung there in the world like linen that hadn't been ironed ... #Quote by John Updike
Fishing quotes by Izaak Walton
#32. Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietnesse, and vertue, and Angling. #Quote by Izaak Walton
Fishing quotes by David Lynch
#33. Ideas are floating like fish. Desire for an idea is like a bait on a hook. If you desire an idea, it pulls and it makes a kind of a bait. Ideas will come swimming up. And you don't know them until they enter the conscious mind. And then bingo! There it is! You know it instantly. And then more come in. If you go fishing for ideas, a lot of ideas will just pop in. And one of them will make you fall in love. #Quote by David Lynch
Fishing quotes by Carroll Quigley
#34. We see that there are two different kinds of ... societies: (a) parasitic societies and (b) producing societies. The former are those which live from hunting, fishing, or merely gleaning. By their economic activities they do not increase, but rather decrease, the amount of wealth in the world. The second kind of societies, producing societies, live by agricultural and pastoral activities. By these activities they seek to increase the amount of wealth in the world. #Quote by Carroll Quigley
Fishing quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#35. Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Fishing quotes by Masters Of Minecraft
#36. Secret Minecraft Tricks 41-48 Who Turned Out The Lights -If you're in a room lit up only by lava, it's a good idea to place a few torches around before you extinguish it. The View Up Here Is Great -Tree houses are fun to build, but sometimes hard to find, be sure to remember their location. I Love Fishing -Since fish are unlimited in quantity, it's always a good time to go fishing. Just Like My Neighborhood -Watch out when you're killing zombie pigmen, whenever you attack one, you will find others will quickly close in, and gang up against you. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch! Hot Foot -When #Quote by Masters Of Minecraft
Fishing quotes by Dan Barber
#37. For the past 50 years, we've been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests. It's hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love - the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish - they've collapsed. #Quote by Dan Barber
Fishing quotes by William Shakespeare
#38. What have we here? a man or a fish? dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fishlike smell; a kind of not of the newest poor-John. A strange fish! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Fishing quotes by Gloria D. Gonsalves
#39. Right now in this world, a child is dying from an ailment because its family cannot afford to buy charcoal for boiling water.
Right now in this world, a girl is striving to find firewood from trees that no more exist, and water from sources that are poisonous.
Right now in this world, a boy is out fishing in a lake rich with inedible species.
Right now in this world, a mother is drowning in heavy rainfall, to save her belongings.
Right now in this world, a man has lost his dignity because all his eff orts to save have been wiped away to poverty by unforeseen calamities.
Right now in this world, a family is starving because drought has invaded their once fertile land.
Right now in this world, a nation is planning for refugee status due to adverse climate conditions.
Right now in this world, you have a choice to help alleviate environmental problems caused by humankind. #Quote by Gloria D. Gonsalves
Fishing quotes by Robert Ruark
#40. A fish, which you can't see, deep down in the water, is a kind of symbol of peace on earth, good will to yourself. Fishing gives a man ... some time to collect his thoughts and reaarange them kind of neatly, in an orderly fashion. Once the bait is on the hook and the boat is anchored, there's nothing to interfere with thinking except an occasional bite #Quote by Robert Ruark
Fishing quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#41. Fishing from a boat seems like dilettante bullshit - like hunting wild boar with a can of spray paint from the safety of a pick-up truck #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#42. We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which came and went on the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Kim Harrison
#43. Maybe money couldn't buy happiness, but it could get you a table that looked like the back end of a deep-sea fishing vessel. #Quote by Kim Harrison
Fishing quotes by Tom Sutcliffe
#44. Spending more time with my fly firmly attached to the branches of trees and almost none of it attached to the lips of a trout. #Quote by Tom Sutcliffe
Fishing quotes by Florence Williams
#45. To the Finnish, being outdoors in nature isn't about paying homage to nature or to ourselves, the way it tends to be for Americans. We fetishize are life lists, catalog peaks bagged and capture pristine scenes of grand wilderness It is largely an individual experience. For the Finnish, though, nature is about expressing a close-knit identity. Nature is where they can exult in their nationalistic obsessions of berry-picking, mushrooming, fishing, lake swimming and Nordic skiing. #Quote by Florence Williams
Fishing quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#46. I looked into the wind, feeling the day alternately warm and cool and warm again on my face and arms as the breeze turned and returned across the bay. A small fleet of fishing canoes drifted past us on their way back to the fishermen's sandy refuge near the slum. I suddenly remembered the day in the rain, sailing in a canoe across the flooded forecourt of the Taj Mahal Hotel and beneath the booming, resonant dome of the Gateway Monument. I remembered Vinod's love song, and the rain that night as Karla came into my arms. #Quote by Gregory David Roberts
Fishing quotes by Harry Crews
#47. The real artist with no tear in his eye and no sadness in his heart, puts the pages in the fire and does it again!"
"All art is a metaphor it's by telling you one thing when your mean something else.
The Old Man in the Sea is not about fishing!"
"Writing a book is like torture that you don't know, but after it's done and there it is. It's a joy like unlike anything else, I think it's the closest that a man can come to knowing what is feels like to have a baby. #Quote by Harry Crews
Fishing quotes by Jodi Ellen Malpas
#48. Fishing around in my clutch for my keys. I find them remarkably quickly, considering my disorientated hands, but getting one in the lock is another matter entirely. I close one eye to try and focus as I slowly guide the key to the lock, #Quote by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Fishing quotes by Paul Copperman
#49. Consider what a child misses during the 15, 000 hours (from birth to age seventeen) he spends in front of the TV screen. He is not working in the garage with his father, or in the garden with his mother. He is not doing homework, or reading, or collecting stamps. He is not cleaning his room, washing the supper dishes, or cutting the lawn. He is not listening to a discussion about community politics among his parents and their friends. He is not playing baseball or going fishing, or painting pictures. Exactly what does television offer that is so valuable it can replace these activities that transform an impulsive, self-absorbed child into a critically thinking adult? #Quote by Paul Copperman
Fishing quotes by Liane Moriarty
#50. She'd learned that with her daughters. Don't say a word. Don't ask a question. Give them enough time and they'll finally tell you what's on their minds. It was like fishing. It took silence and patience. (Or so she'd heard. Cecilia would rather hammer nails into her forehead than go fishing.) Silence didn't come naturally to her. Cecilia was a talker. #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Fishing quotes by Isaac Walton
#51. You cannot lose what you never had. #Quote by Isaac Walton
Fishing quotes by Richard Louv
#52. From 1997 to 2003, there was a decline of 50 percent in the proportion of children nine to twelve who spent time in such outside activities as hiking, walking, fishing, beach play, and gardening, according to a study by Sandra Hofferth at the University of Maryland. #Quote by Richard Louv
Fishing quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#53. He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Fishing quotes by Mark Steyn
#54. Our new elite have more refined sensibilities than the old aristocracy: just as dowager duchesses would sniff that so-and-so was "in trade", so today's rulers have an antipathy to doers in general. How could Sarah Palin's executive experience running a state, a town, and a commercial fishing operation compare to all that experience Barack Obama had in sitting around thinking great thoughts? In forming his war cabinet, Winston Churchill said that he didn't want to fill it up with "mere advisors at large with nothing to do but think and talk." But Obama sent the Oval Office bust of Sir Winston back to the British, and now we have a government by men who've done nothing but "think and talk". There was less private-sector business experience in Obama's cabinet than in any administration going back a century. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Fishing quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#55. He was one of those supercilious striplings who give you the impression that you went to the wrong school and that your clothes don't fit.
"This is Oswald," said Bingo.
"What," I replied cordially, "could be sweeter? How are you?"
"Oh, all right," said the kid.
"Nice place, this."
"Oh, all right," said the kid.
"Having a good time fishing?"
"Oh, all right," said the kid.
Young Bingo led me off to commune apart.
"Doesn't jolly old Oswald's incessant flow of prattle make your head ache sometimes?" I asked.
Bingo sighed. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Fishing quotes by Walter R. Brooks
#56. Mr. Camphor could see that he (Freddie) was thinking, because he shut his eyes and put on a fiercely determined look. But when presently he opened his eyes, he shook his head. "No good," he said. "Thinking's like fishing. You bait your hook and throw it in the water, but if there aren't any fish around, you naturally can't catch anything. There isn't an idea around anywhere right now. I'll try again later. #Quote by Walter R. Brooks
Fishing quotes by Paul Torday
#57. It would be a miracle of God if it happened. I know it ... If God wills it, the summer rains will fill the wadis ... and the salmon will run the river. And then my countrymen ... all classes and manner of men-will stand side by side and fish for the salmon. And their natures, too, will be changed. They will feel the enchantment of this silver fish ... and then when talk turns to what this tribe said or that tribe did ... then someone will say, Let us arise, and go fishing. #Quote by Paul Torday
Fishing quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#58. Fishing in the right pond is better than fishing in the wrong river. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Fishing quotes by Izaak Walton
#59. O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly? #Quote by Izaak Walton
Fishing quotes by Mark Twain
#60. Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. #Quote by Mark Twain
Fishing quotes by Roberto Hogue
#61. You've heard the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Well, just change that to "F**k a man and you've made him happy for a day. Teach a man to f**k and you've made him happy for a lifetime. #Quote by Roberto Hogue
Fishing quotes by William Kent Krueger
#62. It's not a question anymore of fishing," Sam spoke up. "It's a question of what's right, Cork. We've bent like reeds in a river for generations, bent so far over we've just about forgot how to stand up straight. Look at us now. None of us has ever been so proud of being a Shinnob. #Quote by William Kent Krueger
Fishing quotes by Sebastian Junger
#63. The public is often accused of being disconnected from its military, but frankly it's disconnected from just about everything. Farming, mineral extraction, gas and oil production, bulk cargo transport, logging, fishing, infrastructure construction - all the industries that keep the nation going are mostly unacknowledged by the people who depend on them most. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Fishing quotes by Lefty Kreh
#64. There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot. #Quote by Lefty Kreh
Fishing quotes by Lee Wulff
#65. Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once. #Quote by Lee Wulff
Fishing quotes by Julie James
#66. You see Matt and Anthony every week. You see everyone every week."

"Not everyone, Nick," his mother said pointedly. Then her voice changed and turned warmer. "Well, except for this upcoming weekend."

Nick paused at this. It could've been a trap. Perhaps his mother suspected something was up with her birthday and was fishing for information. Although it was surprising that she'd come to him - she usually went after Anthony, who had the secret-keeping skills of a four-year-old.

"Why? What's happening this weekend?" he asked nonchalantly.

"Oh, nothing much. I just heard something about a sixtieth birthday party your father and you boys are planning for me."

Fucking Anthony.

"And don't go blaming Anthony," his mother said, quick to protect her youngest. "I'd already heard about it from your aunt Donna before he slipped."

Nick knew what her next question would be before the words left her mouth.

"So? Are you bringing a date?" she asked.

"Sorry, Ma. It'll just be me."

"There's a surprise."

He pulled into the driveway that led to the parking garage of his condo building. "Just a warning, I'm about to pull into the garage - I might lose you."

"How convenient," his mother said. "Because I had a really nice lecture planned for you."

"Let me guess the highlights: it involved me needing to focus on something other than work, and you dying heartbro #Quote by Julie James
Fishing quotes by Kresley Cole
#67. Sabine was now sixteen and old enough to begin doing what any girl like her would."
Brazen Mortal crossed her arms over her chest and knowingly said, "Prostitution."
"Wrong. Commercial fishing."
"Really?"
"Noooo," Sabine said. "Fortune-telling. #Quote by Kresley Cole
Fishing quotes by Ben Crenshaw
#68. My golf game's gone off so much that when I went fishing a couple of weeks ago my first cast missed the lake. #Quote by Ben Crenshaw
Fishing quotes by Louis Nizer
#69. In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch. #Quote by Louis Nizer
Fishing quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#70. I told her my father was a retired janitor who liked to go fishing. She told me her father was a podiatrist who liked to punch his wife and two daughters in the face. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
Fishing quotes by James A. Michener
#71. Don't ever buy Monks Fishing, Stanley. #Quote by James A. Michener
Fishing quotes by Norman Rockwell
#72. I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be so and painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers ... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the back yard. #Quote by Norman Rockwell
Fishing quotes by Izaak Walton
#73. No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern'd angler. #Quote by Izaak Walton
Fishing quotes by Robert Altman
#74. I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there. #Quote by Robert Altman
Fishing quotes by Daryl Hoole
#75. Sitting still and wishing
Makes no person great;
The good Lord sends the fishing,
But you must dig the bait! #Quote by Daryl Hoole
Fishing quotes by Charlie Sheen
#76. I don't believe in rock bottom. Rock bottom is like a fishing term. #Quote by Charlie Sheen
Fishing quotes by Tom Brokaw
#77. If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. #Quote by Tom Brokaw
Fishing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#78. Angling is a recreation. It's supposed to be fun. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Fishing quotes by Bob Dylan
#79. Praise be to Nero's Neptune The Titanic sails at dawn And everybody's shouting "Which Side Are You On?" And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot Fighting in the captain's tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers. #Quote by Bob Dylan
Fishing quotes by Margaret Mead
#80. Some veil between childhood and the present is necessary. If the veil is withdrawn, the artistic imagination sickens and dies, the prophet looks in the mirror with a disillusioned and cynical sneer, the scientist goes fishing. #Quote by Margaret Mead
Fishing quotes by Brad Kessler
#81. In April, he perched on a witch hazel branch, shivering, one eye closed, waiting for the sun to warm his wings. The night had been particularly cold, the winter long, the fishing scarce.
He'd been alone all the time.
When the sun appeared, the warmth felt good on his wings. he lifted from his perch, wheeled, then cackled over the river, studying the surface for the slightest flash: a trout, a small shad, a frog. He lit on a willow snag downriver and sunned himself, raised his tail, shat, and called again. The days were growing longer now, the alewives ascending the streams. The year before, he'd built his nest near the estuary in a seam of clay, and soon - if she returned - the time would come for a new nest along the bank.
The kingfisher fished all morning. He returned to the willow snag at noon; slept, then woke shortly after, startled by the call. Was it she? They hadn't seen each other since the summer before.
He dropped from the branch, called, winged downriver, his image doubled in the water. He heard the call again, closer now. If she returned, he'd dive into the river, greet her with a fish, fly around her, feed her beak to beak. If she returned, he'd begin to exxcavate a new nest, claw clay out of the earth, arrange the perfect pile of fish bones to lay their eggs upon.
He pumped his wings harder now. He heard the cackle closer, louder more insistent. he recognized her voice. She was hurling her way upriver.
Any moment now: she'd fly int #Quote by Brad Kessler
Fishing quotes by Bill Drayton
#82. It's not to give people fish It's not to teach them how to fish It's to build a new and better fishing industry #Quote by Bill Drayton
Fishing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#83. Traditional angling is a mindset. So,have you set your mind? #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Fishing quotes by Brandi Carlile
#84. Every city has a town outside with a lake. I pull out my fishing pole and fish. I've been doing that for a long time. #Quote by Brandi Carlile
Fishing quotes by Steven Wright
#85. There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. #Quote by Steven Wright
Fishing quotes by Washington Irving
#86. Angling is an amusement peculiarly adapted to the mild and cultivated scenery of England #Quote by Washington Irving
Fishing quotes by Orson Scott Card
#87. We'll go fishing." "So it won't be heaven for the fish." "It'll be hell for everybody. But with good moments." "Just like our lives right now, #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Fishing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#88. Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Fishing quotes by Christina M. Ward
#89. Golden framed and heavy, the painting.
Ocean waves curled in suspended time,
white-lipped and silent beneath brush-stroked blues
of sky. Gulls are captured there, mid-flight, fishing moments stolen in time, they soar without moving. #Quote by Christina M. Ward
Fishing quotes by Tim Blake Nelson
#90. I've done about every kind of fishing you can imagine, but I've never noodled. And the reason I've never noodled is because I don't want to get bit by a water moccasin. I'm just too afraid of snakes. #Quote by Tim Blake Nelson
Fishing quotes by Molly Ivins
#91. It's all very well to run around saying regulation is bad, get the government off our backs, etc. Of course our lives are regulated. When you come to a stop sign, you stop; if you want to go fishing, you get a license; if you want to shoot ducks, you can shoot only three ducks. The alternative is dead bodies at the intersection, no fish, and no ducks. OK?
(Getting Control of the Frontier, Gainsville Sun, March 22, 1995) #Quote by Molly Ivins
Fishing quotes by Ed Zern
#92. I don't mind my hand shaking so much; it improves my S cast. #Quote by Ed Zern
Fishing quotes by Leigh Hunt
#93. Anglers boast of the innocence of their pastime; yet it puts fellow-creatures to the torture. They pique themselves on their meditative faculties; and yet their only excuse is a want of thought. #Quote by Leigh Hunt
Fishing quotes by Cynthia Hand
#94. Think about Tucker. Think about a good memory, she whispers in my mind. Remember a moment when you loved him. And just like that, I do.
"What did the fish say when it hit a concrete wall?" he asked me. We're sitting on the bank of a stream and he's tying a fly onto my fishing rod, wearing a cowboy hat and red lumberjack-style flannel shirt over a gray tee. So adorable.
"What?" I say, he grins. Unbelievable of how gorgeous he is. And that he's mine. He loves me and I love him.
"Dam!" he says. #Quote by Cynthia Hand
Fishing quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#95. She saw the picture of idle fishing boats tied up at Peterhead; further gloom for Scotland and for a way of life that had produced such a strong culture. Fishermen had composed their songs; but what culture would a generation of computer operators leave behind them? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Fishing quotes by Douglas Coupland
#96. Life is maybe like deep-sea fishing. We wake up in the morning, we cast our nets into the water, an, if we are lucky, at day's end we will have netted one
maybe two
small fish. Occasionally we will net a seahorse or sometimes a shark
or a life preserver or an iceberg, or a monster. And in our dreams at night we assess our Catch of the Day
the treasures of this long, slow process of accumulation ... #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Fishing quotes by Henry Van Dyke
#97. I'm only wishing to go a-fishing;For this the month of May was made. #Quote by Henry Van Dyke
Fishing quotes by Judith McNaught
#98. Is Belhaven the other man?" he asked gently.
The color drained from Elizabeth's face, and it was answer enough.
"Damnation!" expostulated the earl, grimacing in revulsion. "The very thought of an innocent like yourself being offered to that old-"
"I've dissuaded him," Elizabeth hastily assured him, but she was profoundly touched that the earl, who knew her so slightly, was angered on her behalf.
"You're certain?"
"I think so."
After a moment's hesitation he nodded and leaned back in his chair, his disturbingly astute gaze on her face while a slow smile drifted across his own. "May I ask how you accomplished it?"
"I'd truly rather you wouldn't."
Again he nodded, but his smile widened and his blue eyes lit with amusement. "Would I be far off the mark if I were to assume you used the same tactics on Marchman that I think you've used here?"
"I'm-I'm not certain I understand your question," Elizabeth replied warily, but his grin was contagious, and she found herself having to bite her lip to stop from smiling back at him.
"Well, either the interest you exhibited in fishing two years ago was real, or it was your courteous way of putting me at ease and letting me talk about the things that interested me. If the former is true, then I can only assume your terror of fish yesterday isn't quite…shall we say…as profound as you would have had me believe?"
They looked at each other, he with a knowing smile, Elizabeth with brimming laug #Quote by Judith McNaught
Fishing quotes by Jimmy Moore
#99. The fly angler who says they have never, ever fallen while wading , is either a pathogenic liar, or has never been fly-fishing. #Quote by Jimmy Moore
Fishing quotes by Rachel Gibson
#100. Probably when we were fishing, but I got serious about it yesterday when we were swapping spit in your momma's front yard and I didn't care who was watching." He sat up and took her hand in his. "I wanted people to watch. I wanted people to see us together. I wanted people to see us kissing today. I want everyone to know that you're mine. #Quote by Rachel Gibson
Fishing quotes by Arnold Gingrich
#101. Fishing seems to be divided, like sex, into three unequal parts: anticipation and recollection and, in between, actual performance. #Quote by Arnold Gingrich
Fishing quotes by Herman Melville
#102. Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale ... from hell's heart I stab at thee. #Quote by Herman Melville
Fishing quotes by Will Hobbs
#103. My youngest brother and I went on a ten-day canoe trip in Bowron Provincial Park in British Columbia years ago. Believe it or not, we took only granola, thinking we'd be eating a lot of lake trout. Well, we neglected to bring along a net, and our fishing line was only 8-lb. test. #Quote by Will Hobbs
Fishing quotes by Saint Basil
#104. Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water. #Quote by Saint Basil
Fishing quotes by Robert Lowell
#105. Their monument sticks like a fishbone in the city's throat. #Quote by Robert Lowell
Fishing quotes by David Walker
#106. Usually the way to screw up some good fishing is to have a tournament. This just keeps getting better and better. #Quote by David Walker
Fishing quotes by Lefty Kreh
#107. Allowing the fly to sink to the fish's level, the angler makes a retrieve. The fly comes directly at the fish, which suddenly sees its approach. As the small fly get nearer, the fish moves forward to strike, but the tiny fly doesn't flee at the sight of the predator. Instead it continues to come directly toward the fish. Suddenly the fish realizes intuitively that something is wrong(its never happened before), so it flees until it can assess the situation. An opportunity for the angler has been lost. #Quote by Lefty Kreh
Fishing quotes by Vinnie Jones
#108. I always went to Ireland as a child. I remember trips to Dundalk, Wexford, Cork and Dublin. My gran was born in Dublin, and we had a lot of Irish friends, so we'd stay on their farms and go fishing. They were fantastic holidays - being outdoors all day and coming home to a really warm welcome in the evenings. #Quote by Vinnie Jones
Fishing quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#109. But when they began handing out doctorates for comparative folk dancing and advanced fly-fishing, I became too stink in' proud to use the title. I won't touch watered whiskey and I take no pride in watered-down degrees. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Fishing quotes by Jimmy Carter
#110. Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#111. The inhabitants of the Cape generally do not complain of their "soil," but will tell you that it is good enough for them to dry their fish on. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Gary Paul Nabhan
#112. Solitude takes time, and caregivers to children have no time. Our children demand attention and need care. They ask questions and parents must answer. The number of decisions that go into a week of parenting astonishes me. Women have known for centuries what I have just discovered: going to work every day is far easier than staying home raising children...thoughtful parenting requires time to think, and parents of young children do not have time to think...One middle-aged female writing student spoke to me of feeling she lacked the freedom to "play hooky in nature"; it is an act of leisure men indulge in while women stay at home, keeping domestic life in order. Men often can justify poking around in the woods as a part of their profession, or as part of an acceptably manly activity like hunting or fishing. Women, for generations circumscribed by conventional values, must purposefully create opportunities for solitude, for exploration of nature or ideas, for writing. #Quote by Gary Paul Nabhan
Fishing quotes by Naomi Mitchison
#113. The fishermen of Port Sonas care only for the two things, fishing and women. And there's some that are no' that keen on the fishing. #Quote by Naomi Mitchison
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#114. Man needs to know but little more than a lobster in order to catch him in his traps. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#115. Teach a man to fish and you've fed him for a lifetime. Unless, of course, he doesn't like sushi – then you'll have to buy him a Kelly Kettle, hobo stove and frying pan as well. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#116. Late in the afternoon we passed a man on the shore fishing with a long birch pole ... The characteristics and pursuits of various ages and races of men are always existing in epitome in every neighborhood. The pleasures of my earliest youth have become the inheritance of other men. This man is still a fisher, and belongs to an era in which I myself have lived. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Juliana Berners
#117. And if ye angler take fysshe; surely thenne is there noo man merier than he is in his spyryte. #Quote by Juliana Berners
Fishing quotes by Ray Bergman
#118. Fish slowly and thoroughly. Haste never pays dividends. Don't whip the stream to a froth. Make fewer cast, make them to places which count an fish each cast out instead of lifting it prematurely #Quote by Ray Bergman
Fishing quotes by Lech Walesa
#119. If there were fish in the lake, fishing would make no sense. #Quote by Lech Walesa
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#120. Instead of the scream of a fish hawk scaring the fishes, is heard the whistle of the steam-engine, arousing a country to its progress. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Charles Simic
#121. Here in the United States, we speak with reverence of authentic experience. We write poems about our daddies taking us fishing and breaking our hearts by making us throw the little fish back into the river. We even tell the reader the kind of car we were driving, the year and the model, to give the impression that it's all true. It's because we think of ourselves as journalists of a kind. Like them, we'll go anywhere for a story. Don't believe a word of it. As any poet can tell you, one often sees better with eyes closed than with eyes wide open. #Quote by Charles Simic
Fishing quotes by Cornelia Parker
#122. Trout fishing is like any other sport. It is waste of words to try to give anyone who has never tried it any idea of what it means to land a five-pound trout on a gossamer leader. #Quote by Cornelia Parker
Fishing quotes by David Kirby
#123. Nearly one-quarter of all orcas captured for display during the late sixties and early seventies showed signs of bullet wounds. Royal Canadian fighter pilots used to bomb orcas during practice runs, and in 1960, private fishing lodges on Vancouver Island persuaded the Canadian government to install a machine gun at Campbell River to cull the orca population. #Quote by David Kirby
Fishing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#124. Besides, he thought, everything kills everything else in some way. Fishing kills me exactly as it keeps me alive. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Fishing quotes by Laura Donnelly
#125. Fly-fishing is really addictive. #Quote by Laura Donnelly
Fishing quotes by Wendell Berry
#126. Finally from the crease of the ravine I am following, there begins to come the trickling and splashing of water. There is a great restfulness in the sounds these small streams make; they are going down as fast as they can, but their sound seem leisurely and idle, as if produced like gemstones with the greatest patience and care. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Fishing quotes by Izaak Walton
#127. Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration. #Quote by Izaak Walton
Fishing quotes by Kevin Brockmeier
#128. My son was something of a disciple of flying things. On his bedroom wall were posters of fighter planes and wild birds. A model of a helicopter was chandeliered to his ceiling. His birthday cake, which sat before me on the picnic table, was decorated with a picture of a rocket ship - a silver-white missile with discharging thrusters. I had been hoping that the baker would place a few stars in the frosting as well (the cake in the catalog was dotted with yellow candy sequins), but when I opened the box I found that they were missing. So this is what I did: as Joshua stood beneath the swing set, fishing for something in his pocket, I planted his birthday candles deep in the cake. I pushed them in until each wick was surrounded by only a shallow bracelet of wax. Then I called the children over from the swing set. They came, tearing up divots in the grass.
We sang happy birthday as I held a match to the candles.
Joshua closed his eyes.
"Blow out the stars," I said, and his cheeks rounded with air. #Quote by Kevin Brockmeier
Fishing quotes by Reba McEntire
#129. We all love being outdoors. Grandma was in her garden or fishing; Mama loves to fish and I love to be outside. We all love the Lord. #Quote by Reba McEntire
Fishing quotes by Douglas Adams
#130. They were late and shook off their coats hurriedly. This was complicated for the older man by the necessity first of taking off his professorial gown, and then of putting it back on again once his coat was off, then of stuffing his hat in his coat pocket, then of wondering where he'd put his scarf, and then of realizing that he hadn't brought it, then of fishing in his coat pocket for his handkerchief, then of fishing in his other coat pocket for his spectacles, and finally of finding them quite unexpectedly wrapped in his scarf, which it turned out he had brought after all but hadn't been wearing despite the damp and bitter wind blowing in like a witch's breath from across the fens. He #Quote by Douglas Adams
Fishing quotes by Paul Torday
#131. I taught you to take the first step: to learn to believe in belief. And one day you will take the second step and find what is it you believe in. #Quote by Paul Torday
Fishing quotes by Charles Ritz
#132. The sporting qualities of a fish are dependent neither on its size nor its weight, but on the effort of concentration, the skill and mastery the fish demands from the fisherman #Quote by Charles Ritz
Fishing quotes by Alessandra Stanley
#133. One of the less vaunted joys of Austen is that she is one of the greatest writers in the English language who also happened to write witty romance novels. Women enjoy the love stories in Austen the same way men read Hemingway for the hunting and fishing: it provides guiltless pleasure. #Quote by Alessandra Stanley
Fishing quotes by Angella M. Nazarian
#134. My eyes drift down the cliffs that rise abruptly from the beach and to the fishing boats resting by the shore. There is a comforting rhythm to the waves. They rise and swell, demanding full attention, only to subside to a faint whisper. I watch the interplay of sand and water in a cavernous outlet beneath the bluff. (p.97) #Quote by Angella M. Nazarian
Fishing quotes by Jon Meacham
#135. And he relished a day at Lake George in the Adirondacks on his trip through the north with James Madison in 1791.26,27,28 "An abundance of speckled trout, salmon trout, bass and other fish with which it is stored, have added to our other amusements the sport of taking them," Jefferson had written Patsy. He had been as unhappy with Lake Champlain as he had been happy with Lake George, noting that the larger Champlain was "a far less pleasant water.29 It is muddy, turbulent, and yields little game" - all things Jefferson disliked in fishing as in life. #Quote by Jon Meacham
Fishing quotes by Herbert Hoover
#136. Presidents have only two moments of personal seclusion. One is prayer; the other fishing - and they cannot pray all the time! #Quote by Herbert Hoover
Fishing quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#137. Consciousness of a fact is not knowing it: if it were, the fish would know more of the sea than the geographers and the naturalists. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Fishing quotes by Eden Robinson
#138. In a pine tree behind me, an eagle waits out the rain, hunched into himself, brooding. Crows squabble, a murder chasing a raven. Seals cruise the lines of fishing nets bobbing in the water, hoping for an easy meal, the tender bellies of salmon. #Quote by Eden Robinson
Fishing quotes by Howard Zinn
#139. The women tended the crops and took general charge of village affairs while the men were always hunting or fishing. And since they supplied the moccasins and food for warring expeditions, they had some control over military matters. As Gary B. Nash notes in his fascinating study of early America, Red, White, and Black: "Thus power was shared between the sexes and the European idea of male dominancy and female subordination in all things was conspicuously absent in Iroquois society. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Fishing quotes by J.D. Salinger
#140. But fishing, as we know, in libraries or anywhere else, is a tricky business, with never a certainty of who's going to catch whom. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Fishing quotes by Lefty Kreh
#141. Trout fisherman often give away their presence to the fish by the equipment they are wearing. The yo-yo hanging on the fly fishing vest that attaches to the hemostats or line clippers is often plated with chrome, giving off flashes of light. Some fly boxes that you wear on the chest are also bright aluminum-not a good idea. I recently fished with a fellow who wore a bright yellow hat on a meadow stream in Pennsylvania. From 100 yards away you could see his every movement,-I'm sure that trout near him could, too. #Quote by Lefty Kreh
Fishing quotes by Paullina Simons
#142. He didn't mind it in the beginning, this slowness. It left him alone with himself while he fished and listened to the call of the herons, and taught Anthony to row a boat and to play baseball and soccer, while Anthony read to him from his children's books as Alexander held the fishing line. The soul was repairing itself little by little. And it was on Bethel Island, with his mother and father twenty-four hours by his side, watching over him, talking to him, playing with him, that Anthony stopped waking up with nightmares in the middle of the night and settled down to silence inside himself. And it was on Bethel Island that Alexander stopped needing ice cold baths at three in the morning - the hot sudsy dimly lit baths with her soapy hands and soapy body in the late evening sufficing. #Quote by Paullina Simons
Fishing quotes by John Gierach
#143. We do have to think seriously about conservation now, although it is chilling to realize there are catch-and-release fishermen alive today who don't know how to clean and fry a fish. #Quote by John Gierach
Fishing quotes by Shea Ernshaw
#144. It starts as a low croon that rolls in with the tide, a sound so faint it might just be the wind blowing through the clapboard shutters, through the portholes of docked fishing boats, and into narrow cracks along sagging doorways. But after the first night, the harmony of voices become undeniable. An enchanting hymn sailing over the water's surface, cool and soft and alluring. The Swan sisters have awakened. #Quote by Shea Ernshaw
Fishing quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#145. When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing. I told him I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fishing quotes by John Gay
#146. Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line; Let me, less cruel, cast the feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook, Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with the fur-wrought fly delude the prey. #Quote by John Gay
Fishing quotes by David B. Lentz
#147. Tim Finnegan's Wake
by Dr. Thom Dedalus

When God reeled in good auld Tim Finnegan,
And looked into his green Irish peepers,
Said He, "Now, what was I thinkin'?
Poor lad, he ain't one of the keepers."

To hell Tim descended without any fear,
To the devil, whom not much is lost on,
Said he, "I'm sure you'll be comfortable here,
Among all your old friends from South Boston."

Tim's jokes night and day caused Satan to swear,
As migraines crept behind blood red eyelids,
"An eternity with you is just too much to bear.
You're going home to your wife and your nine kids."

So up pops Tim at his wake from his casket.
"It can't be," went a howl from his wife.
When he belched the sea from his own breadbasket,
Said she, "Someone, hand me a knife."

Now Tim's fishing off George's Banks
Catching codfish, haddock and hake.
The happiest folk in town to give thanks,
Is John Hancock for Finnegan's wake.

Finn's now a legend among life underwriters,
In Beantown and all over the States.
In him beats the heart of a fighter.
Sad to hear how they increased his rates.

Finn's tale is best told with a dram of Jameson.
You're entitled to whatever sense you can make.
Just cause you're dead, it don't mean you're gone.
You may take comfort in Finnegan's wake. #Quote by David B. Lentz
Fishing quotes by Ruth Rudner
#148. It's nice, when fishing, to catch a fish. But it doesn't really matter if you don't. What you always catch is a quiet time sitting at the water's edge, or in a gently rocking boat, a silent time of water and sky and the movement of natural things. #Quote by Ruth Rudner
Fishing quotes by Daniel Pauly
#149. We suggest that in the next decades fisheries management will have to emphasize the rebuilding of fish populations embedded within functional food webs, within large 'no-take' marine protected areas. #Quote by Daniel Pauly
Fishing quotes by Granger Smith
#150. Datin'is a lot like fishin'. Sometimes catch and release is the best method. #Quote by Granger Smith
Fishing quotes by Martin Heidegger
#151. What is peddled about nowadays as philosophy, especially that of N.S., but has nothing to do with the inner truth and greatness of that movement is nothing but fishing in that troubled sea of values and totalities. #Quote by Martin Heidegger
Fishing quotes by R.L. Griffin
#152. She was held together by a thread. Not even a strong fishing wire, but the kind of thread that could fray and break in the wind. A thread that could unravel at any moment, scattering and smashing all the pieces of her that she as trying desperately to keep together. #Quote by R.L. Griffin
Fishing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#153. I am an old fashioned angler seeking to fish in a peaceful and relaxing way in traditional surroundings. Other anglers are too noisy, too busy, and catch fish that might break my landing net. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Fishing quotes by J.A. Clement
#154. It was a time of dark dreams. They washed in like flotsam on the night tide, slipping beneath doorways and window latches, rising through the streets and hills; and the little fishing-town of Scarlock foundered deep. #Quote by J.A. Clement
Fishing quotes by Ally Carter
#155. Dear Logan,
Someday I'm going to write a book: How Not to Die in Alaska - A Girl's Guide to Fashionable Survival.
I bet you don't know that a Kirby grip can make an excellent fishing hook. You may think you can use just any kind of mud for mud masks, but trust me, you CAN'T! In a pinch, nothing starts a fire like nail polish remover.
And don't even get me started on the lifesaving properties of a good pair of tights.
So I know a lot, in other words.
I just don't know why I'm still writing you these letters. #Quote by Ally Carter
Fishing quotes by Thomas McGuane
#156. Fishing should be a ceremony that reaffirms our place in the natural world and helps us resist further estrangement from our origins. #Quote by Thomas McGuane
Fishing quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#157. Princes always are always happy to see developing among their subjects the taste for agreeable arts and for superfluities which do not result in the export of money. For quite apart from the fact that with these they nourish that spiritual pettiness so appropriate for servitude, they know very well that all the needs which people give themselves are so many chains binding them. When Alexander wished to keep the Ichthyophagi dependent on him, he forced them to abandon fishing and to nourish themselves on foods common to other people. And no one has been able to subjugate the savages in America, who go around quite naked and live only from what their hunting provides. In fact, what yoke could be imposed on men who have no need of anything? #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Fishing quotes by Michelle Falkoff
#158. But I couldn't block out the sound of his voice. "Hayden wasn't the son I expected to have," he said. "I'd imagined playing catch in the yard, watching football on the weekends, going fishing. The things I'd done with my dad; the things I do with Ryan. It was the only kind of relationship I knew how to have with a son." His voice cracked. "But my second son didn't enjoy any of those things. He loved music and video games and computers. I didn't know how to talk to him. And now I'll spend the rest of my life wishing I'd learned how." He lowered his head, as if he were trying to hide the fact that he was crying. #Quote by Michelle Falkoff
Fishing quotes by Sarah Orne Jewett
#159. Such a nice day - out all day up in the Carter Notch direction, trout-fishing, with the long drive there and the long drive home again in time for supper. It was a lovely brook and I caught seven good trout and one small one - which eight trout-persons you should have for your breakfast if only you were near enough. It was not alone the fishing, but the delightful loneliness and being out of doors. #Quote by Sarah Orne Jewett
Fishing quotes by Norman MacCaig
#160. Well, I love fishing. I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that's not the only reason. #Quote by Norman MacCaig
Fishing quotes by Bud Grant
#161. Come September, the middle of September when the first frost comes, that's hunting season. Fishing poles are hung up and the hunting season starts. You've got to be careful, if you're a hunter, that it doesn't become an obsession. #Quote by Bud Grant
Fishing quotes by Virginia Woolf
#162. The river reflected whatever it chose of sky and bridge and burning tree, and when the undergraduate had oared his boat through the reflections they closed again, completely, as if they had never been. There one might have sat the clock round lost in thought. Thought
to call it by a prouder name than it deserved
had let its line down into the stream. It swayed, minute after minute, hither and thither among the reflections and the weeds, letting the water lift it and sink it until
you know the little tug
the sudden conglomeration of an idea at the end of one's line: and then the cautious hauling of it in, and the careful laying of it out? Alas, laid on the grass how small, how insignificant this thought of mine looked; the sort of fish that a good fisherman puts back into the water so that it may grow fatter and be one day worth cooking and eating. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Fishing quotes by Louise Penny
#163. It was said with humor, but the criticism wasn't lost on Gamache. He was fishing, and he knew it. So did Sommes. So did Esther. We're all fishermen, she'd said. #Quote by Louise Penny
Fishing quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#164. My uncle Alex Vonnegut, a Harvard-educated life insurance salesman who lived at 5033 North Pennsylvania Street, taught me something very important.
He said that when things were really going well we should be sure to NOTICE it. He was talking about simple occasions, not great victories: maybe drinking lemonade on a hot afternoon in the shade, or smelling the aroma of a nearby bakery; or fishing, and not caring if we catch anything or not, or hearing somebody all alone playing a piano really well in the house next door.
Uncle Alex urged me to say this out loud during such epiphanies: If this isn't nice, what is? #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Fishing quotes by Craig Parshall
#165. Though he was tired of loneliness - tired down to the depths of his heart - that was really not was troubled him most. What tortured him was the hunger in his soul. A longing. A quiet voice that could not be stilled. Not a threatening voice - or a nagging one. But a persistent calling. Like a parent who calls an errant child back to dinner. Or a father who calls for a son to join him down at the pier for a fishing trip; like a voice echoing off the lake. It was a strangely familiar voice that was calling. A little like the memory of a reunion, long forgotten. Why did he resist it, even fear it? Why would he not respond to a call that came to him in a way that sounded, and felt, so much like family? #Quote by Craig Parshall
Fishing quotes by S.R. Slaymaker II
#166. The next best thing to fishing is thinking about it or talking about it, or both. The well-read angler reflects more vividly on his pastime. And usually fishes better, too. The more you read about fishing, the greater will be your enjoyment, on-stream and off. #Quote by S.R. Slaymaker II
Fishing quotes by Marc Bekoff
#167. Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which the animals have not evolved natural defenses. No animal on earth has adequate defense against a human armed with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat #Quote by Marc Bekoff
Fishing quotes by Luke Bryan
#168. Probably fishing is my first passion. #Quote by Luke Bryan
Fishing quotes by Charlie Rose
#169. I was an only child of a father who loved me deeply, but we didn't play catch, even though I was an athlete. We didn't go fishing or hunting or any of the things I wanted to do. Why not? He just didn't do that. #Quote by Charlie Rose
Fishing quotes by Jarod Kintz
#170. I was raised in a fishing village in the middle of the desert. I sold hellos and goodbyes just to get by. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Fishing quotes by Tim Schafer
#171. Oh yeah - you have to write every day. Or every weekday. Because writing is a job. It's not eureka moments over and over. It's grueling work, panning for gold. You just keep at it and eventually you get a few grains. Or flakes. Or whatever gold looks like in rivers. Or maybe it's like fishing. Who cares? You just have to do it every day because you never know which day is going to be your productive day. #Quote by Tim Schafer
Fishing quotes by Judith McNaught
#172. That man," she announced huffily, referring to their host, "can't put two words together without losing his meaning!" Obviously she'd expected better of the quality during the time she was allowed to mix with them.
"He's afraid of us, I think," Elizabeth replied, climbing out of bed. "Do you know the time? He desired me to accompany him fishing this morning at seven."
"Half past ten," Berta replied, opening drawers and turning toward Elizabeth for her decision as to which gown to wear. "He waited until a few minutes ago, then went of without you. He was carrying two poles. Said you could join him when you arose."
"In that case, I think I'll wear the pink muslin," she decided with a mischievous smile.
The Earl of Marchman could scarcely believe his eyes when he finally saw his intended making her way toward him. Decked out in a frothy pink gown with an equally frothy pink parasol and a delicate pink bonnet, she came tripping across the bank. Amazed at the vagaries of the female mind, he quickly turned his attention back to the grandfather trout he'd been trying to catch for five years. Ever so gently he jiggled his pole, trying to entice or else annoy the wily old fish into taking his fly. The giant fish swam around his hook as if he knew it might be a trick and then he suddenly charged it, nearly jerking the pole out of John's hands. The fish hurtled out of the water, breaking the surface in a tremendous, thrilling arch at the same moment John's intended b #Quote by Judith McNaught
Fishing quotes by John Cheever
#173. A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced courtesy for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth, along with his trout flies. #Quote by John Cheever
Fishing quotes by George Eliot
#174. It is a very good quality in a man to have a trout-stream. #Quote by George Eliot
Fishing quotes by Luke Appling
#175. (Lake) Lanier is a good fishing lake. Everybody tells me I put my dock on the best fishing hole in the lake. In fact, I've sat on the dock and caught a 12 pound bass. I saw another guy catch about a 40 pound and 26 pound striper one morning In front of my dock, and I used to catch a lot of 8 to 9 pound largemouth around it. #Quote by Luke Appling
Fishing quotes by Thaddeus Norris
#176. Anglers may be divided into almost as many genera and species as the fish they catch, and engage in the sport from as many impulses. #Quote by Thaddeus Norris
Fishing quotes by Kate Inglis
#177. Nova Scotia is a box bass and a fiddle and German sourdough and scotch eggs. And the air, all heavy and bracing and wet. When you're driving, you wave to the old guy walking along the side of the road in the plaid flannel shirt and he waves back, because it's just what you do. This is an extraordinarily hospitable and musical place. You've got to haul wood in the winter and batten down hatches during hurricanes, and there are bagpipes and banjos and weathered old barns and whales offshore and abandoned fishing boats sleeping on the beach. #Quote by Kate Inglis
Fishing quotes by Neil Gaiman
#178. It's not the fish you bring home from a day's fishing. It's the peace of mind. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Fishing quotes by Gertrude Stein
#179. If fishes were wishes the ocean would be all of our desire. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Fishing quotes by G. E. M. Skues
#180. Then do you mean that I have got to go on catching these damned two-and-a-half pounders at this corner forever and ever? The keeper nodded. Hell! said Mr. Castwell. Yes , said his keeper. #Quote by G. E. M. Skues
Fishing quotes by Lisa De Jong
#181. I'm going to go fishing next summer. And I'm going to try French fries dipped in ice cream. And, when I have s'mores, I'll make an extra one for you. When I hear our favourite songs, I'll dance for you. I'll do anything for you. I'll do it all for you. #Quote by Lisa De Jong
Fishing quotes by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
#182. How did his brain come to derive comfort from fishing rather than from compulsive sexual behavior? At this point we simply don't know. Neurofeedback changes brain connectivity patterns; the mind follows by creating new patterns of engagement. #Quote by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Fishing quotes by Anonymous
#183. Until now, trying to stop this illegal trade has been more or less futile. The oceans are vast. Navies and coastguard patrols are small. Even finding those who are up to no good has been hard. That, though, is changing through the use of "big data". It is now feasible to synthesise information from sources such as radio transponders and satellite observations, in order to track every ocean-going vessel that is, or might be, a fishing boat. #Quote by Anonymous
Fishing quotes by Ira Gershwin
#184. Summer time an' the livin' is easy, Fish are jumpin' an' the cotton is high. Oh, yo' daddy's rich, and yo' ma' is good-lookin', So hush, little baby, don' yo' cry. #Quote by Ira Gershwin
Fishing quotes by Herbert Hoover
#185. Fishing is a constant reminder of the democracy of life, of humility, and of human frailty. The forces of nature discriminate for no man. #Quote by Herbert Hoover
Fishing quotes by Edward L. Glaeser
#186. A wealth of research confirms the importance of face-to-face contact. One experiment performed by two researchers at the University of Michigan challenged groups of six students to play a game in which everyone could earn money by cooperating. One set of groups met for ten minutes face-to-face to discuss strategy before playing. Another set of groups had thirty minutes for electronic interaction. The groups that met in person cooperated well and earned more money. The groups that had only connected electronically fell apart, as members put their personal gains ahead of the group's needs. This finding resonates well with many other experiments, which have shown that face-to-face contact leads to more trust, generosity, and cooperation than any other sort of interaction.
The very first experiment in social psychology was conducted by a University of Indiana psychologist who was also an avid bicyclist. He noted that "racing men" believe that "the value of a pace," or competitor, shaves twenty to thirty seconds off the time of a mile. To rigorously test the value of human proximity, he got forty children to compete at spinning fishing reels to pull a cable. In all cases, the kids were supposed to go as fast as they could, but most of them, especially the slower ones, were much quicker when they were paired with another child. Modern statistical evidence finds that young professionals today work longer hours if they live in a metropolitan area with plenty of competitors in th #Quote by Edward L. Glaeser
Fishing quotes by Paul Watson
#187. The Polynesians used to have a system where they proclaimed a fishing area as 'taboo.' If any fisherman was caught fishing in a taboo area, they would be killed. The Polynesians understand that the fish had to be given a chance to recover. #Quote by Paul Watson
Fishing quotes by David Byrne
#188. Language as a Prison

The Philippines did have a written language before the Spanish colonists arrived, contrary to what many of those colonists subsequently claimed. However, it was a language that some theorists believe was mainly used as a mnemonic device for epic poems. There was simply no need for a European-style written language in a decentralized land of small seaside fishing villages that were largely self-sufficient.

One theory regarding language is that it is primarily a useful tool born out of a need for control. In this theory written language was needed once top-down administration of small towns and villages came into being. Once there were bosses there arose a need for written language. The rise of the great metropolises of Ur and Babylon made a common written language an absolute necessity - but it was only a tool for the administrators. Administrators and rulers needed to keep records and know names - who had rented which plot of land, how many crops did they sell, how many fish did they catch, how many children do they have, how many water buffalo? More important, how much then do they owe me? In this account of the rise of written language, naming and accounting seem to be language's primary "civilizing" function. Language and number are also handy for keeping track of the movement of heavenly bodies, crop yields, and flood cycles. Naturally, a version of local oral languages was eventually translated into symbols as well, and nonadmi #Quote by David Byrne
Fishing quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#189. And he saw a youth approaching,
Dressed in garments green and yellow,
Coming through the purple twilight,
Through the splendor of the sunset;
Plumes of green bent o'er his forehead,
And his hair was soft and golden.
Standing at the open doorway,
Long he looked at Hiawatha,
Looked with pity and compassion
On his wasted form and features,
And, in accents like the sighing
Of the South-Wind in the tree-tops,
Said he, "O my Hiawatha!
All your prayers are heard in heaven,
For you pray not like the others,
Not for greater skill in hunting,
Not for greater craft in fishing,
Not for triumph in the battle,
Nor renown among the warriors,
But for profit of the people,
For advantage of the nations.
"From the Master of Life descending,
I, the friend of man, Mondamin,
Come to warn you and instruct you,
How by struggle and by labor
You shall gain what you have prayed for.
Rise up from your bed of branches,
Rise, O youth, and wrestle with me! #Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fishing quotes by Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
#190. She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again. #Quote by Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
Fishing quotes by Suanne Laqueur
#191. Uncle Erik," Jack said, appearing on the other side of the screen. "Let's go fishing."
"I can't," Erik said, his eyes closed.
"Why not?"
"Because I'm loving your aunt right now."
Jack sucked his teeth. "You can love her anytime you want."
"But I want to love her right now. #Quote by Suanne Laqueur
Fishing quotes by Richelle Mead
#192. Niphon, standing with a glass of wine, regarded me with curious amusement as I headed straight for him.Considering I usually avoided him if it all possible, my approach undoubtedly astonished him.

But not as much as when I punched him.

I didn't even need to shape-shift much bulk into my fist. I'd caught him by surprise. The wineglass fell out of his hand, hitting the carpet and spilling its contents like blood. The imp flew backward, hitting Peter's china cabinet with a crash. Niphon slumped to the floor, eyes wide with shock. I kept coming. Kneeling, I grabbed his designer shirt and jerked him toward me.

"Stay the fuck out of my life, or I will destroy you," I hissed.

Terror filled his features. "Are you out of your fucking mind? What do you - " Suddenly, the fear disappeared. He started laughing. "He did it, didn't he? He broke up with you. I didn't know if he could do it, even after giving him the spiel about how it'd be better for both of you. Oh my. This is lovely. All your so-called charms weren't enough to - ahh!"

I'd pulled him closer to me, digging my nails into him, and finally, I felt an emotion. Fury. Niphon's role had been greater than I believed. My face was mere inches from his.

"Remember when you said I was nothing but a backwoods girl from some gritty fishing village? You were right. And I had to survive in gritty circumstances - in situations you'd never be able to handle. And you know what el #Quote by Richelle Mead
Fishing quotes by Linda Hamilton
#193. I go to Alaska and fish salmon. I do some halibut fishing, lake fishing, trout fishing, fly fishing. I look quite good in waders. I love my waders. I don't think there is anything sexier than just standing in waders with a fly rod. I just love it. #Quote by Linda Hamilton
Fishing quotes by Alexander Masters
#194. Sometimes Stuart seems like an irritable fisherman. He bobs about, on the disruption of his life, a small, unsteady figure, fishing for order. Then he gets into a rage, 'goes right on one', and it is as if he's taken out the gutting knife and mashed his catch to a pulp - every sign of hated, repressive, reminding order is gone again. #Quote by Alexander Masters
Fishing quotes by Ted Williams
#195. I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen. #Quote by Ted Williams
Fishing quotes by Zane Grey
#196. Fishing keeps men boys longer than any other pursuit #Quote by Zane Grey
Fishing quotes by Peter Singer
#197. When I was a child, my father used to take me for walks, often along a river or by the sea. We would pass people fishing, perhaps reeling in their lines with struggling fish hooked at the end of them. Once I saw a man take a small fish out of a bucket and impale it, still wriggling, on an empty hook to use as bait. #Quote by Peter Singer
Fishing quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#198. It is good even to be a fisherman in summer and in winter. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Fishing quotes by Brian Doyle
#199. There is a wonderful simple human reality to Christ's hunger. The man is famished. He's missed meals for three days, He has a lot on his mind, He's on His way back to heaven, but before He goes He is itching for a nice piece of broiled fish and a little bread on the side with the men and women He loves. Do we not like Him the more for His prandial persistance? And think for a moment about the holiness of our own food, and the ways that cooking and sharing a meal can be forms of love and prayer. And realize again that the Eucharist at the heart of stubborn Catholicism is the breakfast that Christ prepares for Catholics, every morning, as we return from fishing in vast dreamy seas? #Quote by Brian Doyle
Fishing quotes by Marianne Williamson
#200. Our greatest hope is for the experience of joy, and often we are not as smart as we think we are when it comes to predicting what would bring us that joy ... Hope that is attached to a particular outcome is looking for pleasure but fishing for pain, because attachment itself is a source of pain. It is best to hope for an experience of life in all its fullness-a life that can embrace both joy and sorrow, and will still be at peace. #Quote by Marianne Williamson

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