Quotations About / On:
English literature is a flying fish.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "Notes on the English Character," pt. I (1920), in Abinger Harvest (1936).)
I want everybody to come and have some fish and chips with King Gypo.
(Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, drunkenly showing off the reward money he got for informing on Frankie (Wallace Ford) (1935).)
The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
(Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer. Attributed.
Although the quote is generally attributed to Steinem, there is evidence that the words were current as a graffito in the 1970s, in the form, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.")
Fish have water, the bushmen of the Kalahari have sand, and Houstonians have interior décor.
(Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).)
The fishermen say that the "thundering of the pond" scares the fishes and prevents their biting.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 333, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 109, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Do fish ever get seasick.
(James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 13, "Nausicaa," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).
One of Leopold Bloom's random questions during the day.)
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Two Paths, lecture 5 (1859).)
Who hears the fishes when they cry?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 36, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)