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Quotations About / On: FISH

  • 11.
    If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
    (Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. Particularly Cats, ch. 2 (1967).)
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  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one's appetite is not too keen.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 248, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 14.
    Of all nature's animated kingdoms, fish are the most unchristian, inhospitable, heartless, and cold-blooded of creatures.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 94, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
    More quotations from: Herman Melville, fish, cold, nature
  • 15.
    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).)
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  • 16.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, fishing, time
  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    There are not so many fishes in these rivers as in the Concord.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 299, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 19.
    If fishes were wishes the ocean would be all of our desire.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1922). "Didn't Nelly and Lilly Love You," As Fine As Melanctha, Yale University Press (1954).)
    More quotations from: Gertrude Stein, ocean
  • 20.
    The wildness and adventure that are in fishing still recommended it to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 232, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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