Quotations About / On:
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).)
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
(Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Entry, April 27, 1773, to Johnson. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).)
When the pond was smashed by his clenched fist..it became a cradle rocking for little fish. Anger is the ore for lovegold.
A seabubble was struck by a seacrane ray and turned then into bubblespray. A seabubble by a fish was kissed and transmuted into bubblemist.
The fruit tree oer the brook drops her free food into waters dappled... the fish bob for apples
She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
(Charles Maurice Talleyrand (1754-1838), French statesman. Quoted in A. Duff Cooper, Talleyrand, ch. 3 (1932).
Speaking to Napoleon of Madame de Staël.)
We're definite in Nova Scotia'bout things like ships ... and fish, the best in the world.
(John Rhodes Sturdy, Canadian screenwriter. Richard Rossen. Joyce Cartwright (Ella Raines), Corvette K-225 (1943).)
The public easily confuses him who fishes in troubled waters with him who draws up water from the depths.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 492, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 262, "Deep Waters and Troubled Waters," (1879).)
From time immemorial the men of the town have been famous seamen, and have divided their energies between fishing and hating the English.
(Willa Cather (1876-1947), U.S. novelist. Willa Cather in Europe, ch. 8 (1956).
Written in the summer of 1902 on a visit to the town of Dieppe during her first trip to France.)
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
(Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. repr. In By-Line Ernest Hemingway, ed. William White (1967). "Trout Fishing in Europe," The Toronto Star Weekly (Nov. 17, 1923).)