Quotes About Fish

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Edith Sitwell
“I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.”
Edith Sitwell

Rick Riordan
“She'd also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures
“Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called. 
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Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Franz Kafka
“Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.”
Franz Kafka

Cormac McCarthy
“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve often wondered why more science textbooks don’t tell teenagers that the only thing sharks like to eat more than fish, are dead prostitutes.”
Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can't

Scott Adams
“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.”
Scott Adams

Jarod Kintz
“The sides of buildings should be like the tops of lakes. I’d fish through your window hoping to catch a smile.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Terry Pratchett
“Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we're frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we've ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are. [...]

I'm made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They're in the way I look, in the colour of my hair. And I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

I dance so fluid you’d think I’m a fish. I don’t need to drink to
“I dance so fluid you’d think I’m a fish. I don’t need to drink to be able to dance—I am the drink. Have a sip and find out for yourself.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“Using my nipples as bait, I went fishing for compliments. I got a few bites, but nothing to write about in Field & Stream.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“Trees shaped like deer should not be ridden like benches if they get stuck up in other trees. No hunting farming allowed. Fishing only.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Jarod Kintz
“Tennis is the only sport with love in the score, and that makes it the most romantic. I would be a player, but I wisely use the net to go fishing instead.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

I am a fisherman among farmers, and as a farmer what I grow is tired
“I am a fisherman among farmers, and as a farmer what I grow is tired of waiting for her to love me.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I’m a Pisces, and people say that Pisces make the best the best lovers. That’s because Pisces are fish, and it’s like my grandpa always used to say, “The next best thing to making love to a mermaid, is having sex with a fish.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

George Bernard Shaw
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
George Bernard Shaw

Tera Lynn Childs
“I'm going to teach you to ride Princess."
"Princess?"
"My motorcycle."
I laugh. "You named your motorcycle Princess?"
"What can I say?" he teases. "I call all my favorite things princess.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins

Jarod Kintz
“I fish the old-fashioned way—with dynamite and screen doors for nets. Don’t be rude—knock before entering the kill zone.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Erin Morgenstern
“That's the beauty of it. Have you seen the contraptions these magicians build to accomplish the most mundane feats? They are a bunch of fish covered in feathers trying to convince the public they can fly, I am simply a bird in their midst.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

“I've never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that's very popular out there in Africa.”
Britney Spears

Jarod Kintz
“I drink like a fish, and I swim in my thirst. I’m so parched for her love that I think I may drown in my desire.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

P.G. Wodehouse
“I flung open the door. I got a momentary flash of about a hundred and fifteen cats of all sizes and colours scrapping in the middle of the room, and then they all shot past me with a rush and out of the front door; and all that was left of the mobscene was the head of a whacking big fish, lying on the carpet and staring up at me in a rather austere sort of way, as if it wanted a written explanation and apology.”
P.G. Wodehouse, A Wodehouse Bestiary

George W. Bush
“I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully.”
George W. Bush

Karl Pilkington
“They keep saying that sea levels are rising an' all this. It's nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it's because there's too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.”
Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show - First, Second and Third Seasons

Avi
“The cure for unhappiness...It's this: What a person needs is always more than they say.”
Avi

Mervyn Peake
“As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one's fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion's black ocean.”
Mervyn Peake

C. JoyBell C.
“Beauty without grace is like a fish far displaced from the water and looking at this kind of beauty is like watching that fish die right there on the cement in front of you.”
C. JoyBell C.

Herbert Hoover
“All men are equal before fish.”
Herbert Hoover

Jarod Kintz
“I keep a fish in each pocket, and one in my left shoe, so I don’t drown in your love.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

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