Quotations About / On: FISHING

  • 11.
    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).)
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  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 14.
    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.")
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  • 15.
    Fish have water, the bushmen of the Kalahari have sand, and Houstonians have interior d├ęcor.
    (Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).)
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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    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.)
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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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).)
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