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Fishing Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Fishing.

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

 

Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one
day than you can in three months fishing alone.
- Mario Lopez

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

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We have seen Indians in immense numbers,
and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive
to make a good subsistence on various seeds,
and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra

I ran around with the other youngsters,
hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest.
- DeForest Kelley

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

The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy.
- Bobby Jindal

I love talk and I love fishing.
I'm having a ball.
- Martin Milner

I do fish.
I think there is a connection between thinking and
fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to
your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.
- Anthony Doerr

We also own a little boat and I'm like a kid with it.
I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow,
and just drift about the ocean all day.
- Perry Como

Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish,
and then it is disgusting.
- Dave Barry

Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
- Malcolm Fraser

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on,
I'd have had no time to go fishing.
- Clark Gable

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis

I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
- Izaak Walton

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 de Talleyrand

I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would
want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.
- Joseph Barbera

If people concentrated on the really important things in life,
there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
- Doug Larson

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking,
fishing, hunting, camping, swimming,
horseback riding,
and canoeing.
- Ric Keller

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment.
Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
- John James Audubon

From birth to death, anyone can fish.
I just think it's fantastic to see old people going
fishing with young people and teaching them things.
I'm very, very critical.
- Rex Hunt

When I go fishing I like to know that there's nobody within five miles of me.
- Norman MacCaig

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They
catch the fish and then let it go.
They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to
make it late for something.
- Mitch Hedberg

I only make movies to finance my fishing'.
- Lee Marvin

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
- Tom Brokaw

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I like to fish.
Fishing is always a way of relaxing.
- Tom Felton

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.
- Jimmy Cannon

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing
and hunting with a close friend;
and have owned two ranches,
first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
- Douglass North

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given
to fishing by people who can't fish.
- Stephen Leacock

Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali.
He was using a dotted line.
He caught every other fish.
- Steven Wright

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that
you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year.
I'd rather go fishing for three years.
- Whitey Herzog

My friend Ed Begley goes fishing.
It's a little smelly to me, I don't like it so much.
I like to eat fish, but I don't like to catch them.
- Jeff Goldblum

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing
on the shore like an idiot.
- Steven Wright

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life.
Of all the sports that I played - skiing,
baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf,
because you're playing against yourself and nature.
- Robert Redford

The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place.
I can't spend as much time there as I like,
but I like everything about it.
I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting.
- Guy Ritchie

If you want to maintain a sustainable supply of fish
you have to farm the fish,
rather than mine them.
So putting your money into fishing fleets that are
going to exacerbate the problem by over-fishing is
not the way to preserve the underlying asset.
- Maurice Strong

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world.
It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed,
turning back into yourself in a good way.
A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels
of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
- Ted Hughes

All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met.
That's the poetry side, that's the prose side,
that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me.
You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
- Norman MacCaig

I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started,
when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting.
Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had.
When I learned of the movement, I thought,
here is what I always wanted other girls to have.
- Lou Henry Hoover

And one thing I can be proud of is we have a 'Come
and Try Fishing' day every year.
And there's 20 venues throughout the state,
and see, these thousands of kids who've never been fishing come along.
- Rex Hunt

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading.
I'm very interested in that line of books,
because I think they write very well,
carp anglers, about the general environment.
- Tom Felton

I think it's time for me to get out,
because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day,
and they're the waking moments.
And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it.
- Rex Hunt

But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away
till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape
is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to
the Cape some fifty years ago.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience.
You start getting little bites, then more,
then you hook a few, then more.
Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling -
the whole audience laughing with you.
- Jim Dale

Monofilament is what you use to go fishing.
The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black.
You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic,
thin thread called monofilament.
- John Badham

One of the cries from the people was,
don't forget us.
They have a long road ahead of them.
Operation Blessing has found those little fishing towns.
They will not be getting what other towns are getting from the government.
- Connie Sellecca

All I can say to the kids is if you've a problem in fishing or life,
if you talk to an older person, you're gonna end up alright,
because nine times out of 10, they've been through the same thing.
- Rex Hunt

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of
everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing
your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip?
A hunting trip? A night's sleep?
- Walter F. Mondale

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history,
when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia,
Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents
began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied
areas for hunting and fishing.
- Harry Johnston

One guy that I wish was here right now,
Ted Williams, helped me so much, our long talks,
not about hitting but about fishing,
one of Ted's passions,
and I wish he was here today to share this with me
because I owe so much to Ted Williams.
- Wade Boggs

I'm fishing for men with a certain kind of bait,
and the bait that I am offering is not a candy;
it's a very specific thing that I'm offering,
which is a deep gospel and a deep conversion.
- Larry Norman

I've had some amazing people in my life.
Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village
of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant
ears and a kind of very odd expression,
thought he could be a movie star.
So go figure, you know?
- Kiefer Sutherland

You are not content with the vast millions of tribute
we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law,
our navigation laws, your fishing bounties,
and by making your people our manufacturers,
our merchants, our shippers.
- John H. Reagan

Well, I love fishing.
I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish.
A lot of men are like that.
No bother.
Out you come.
Thump.
And that's not the only reason.
- Norman MacCaig

One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live.
Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited.
According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing
the main sea resources will be gone in 2050.
We don't want to believe what we know.
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't threaten me with a dead fish.
- the movie Withnail & I (1987)

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- W. C. Fields

All men are equal before fish.
- Herbert Hoover

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
- Mark Twain

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish -
too much handling will spoil it.
- Lao Tzu

Only dead fish swim with the stream.
- Anonymous


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