Quotations About / On: FISHING

  • 11.
    Fish, dish! And to dine with wine.
    (Dinner.)
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  • 12.
    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.)
  • 13.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, water
  • 14.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Willa Cather, fishing, time
  • 15.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Dudley Nichols, fish
  • 16.
    The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, fish, ocean, blue
  • 17.
    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.")
    More quotations from: Gloria Steinem, fish, woman
  • 18.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Doris Lessing, cat, fish, water
  • 19.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Simon Hoggart, fish, water
  • 20.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, fish
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