Quotations About / On: FISHING
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).)
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).)
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
(Cree Indian Proverb)
Who pretends he struggles for others favor is like he throws a bait to fish a whale.
(Each struggles for his own interest.)
Everything is sold in this world-life packed in blood bottles in the blood banks and death on scales in the fish market.
(life and death)
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.)