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Quotes About Fishing

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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

Steven Wright
“There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”
Steven Wright

Leo Tolstoy
“He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Jasper Fforde
“You see? I know where every single book used to be in the library.' She pointed to the shelf opposite. 'Over there was Catch-22, which was a hugely popular fishing book and one of a series, I believe.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron

Ernest Hemingway
“You roll back to me.”
Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

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

Ernest Hemingway
“Anyone can be a fisherman in May.”
Ernest Hemingway

Robert Stacy McCain
“When I was in London in 2008, I spent a couple hours hanging out at a pub with a couple of blokes who were drinking away the afternoon in preparation for going to that evening's Arsenal game/riot. Take away their Cockney accents, and these working-class guys might as well have been a couple of Bubbas gearing up for the Alabama-Auburn game. They were, in a phrase, British rednecks. And this is who soccer fans are, everywhere in the world except among the college-educated American elite. In Rio or Rome, the soccer fan is a Regular José or a Regular Giuseppe. [...] By contrast, if an American is that kind of Regular Joe, he doesn't watch soccer. He watches the NFL or bass fishing tournaments or Ultimate Fighting. In an American context, avid soccer fandom is almost exclusively located among two groups of people (a) foreigners—God bless 'em—and (b) pretentious yuppie snobs. Which is to say, conservatives don't hate soccer because we hate brown people. We hate soccer because we hate liberals.”
Robert Stacy McCain

Jarod Kintz
“I was raised in a fishing village in the middle of the desert. I sold hellos and goodbyes just to get by.”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Ernest Hemingway
“And chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them.”
Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

Jarod Kintz
“A hotel is a temporary aquarium for people. That’s why I travel with a fishing pole, and erectile dysfunction medicine.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I’m not going to catch any fish in the forest using a steak knife as bait. Still, I’ve got to try.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Robert Traver
“I fish because I love to . . . because I love the environs where trout are found . . . because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don’t want to waste the trip . . . and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant––and not nearly so much fun.”
Robert Traver

George Eliot
“I can't bear fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour after hour--or else throwing and throwing, and catching nothing.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Jarod Kintz
“I fish for rain, but I only ever seem to catch snow.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Ernest Hemingway
“He can't have gone, he said "Christ know he can't have gone. He's making a turn. Maybe he has been hooked before and her remembers something of it." The he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Jarod Kintz
“I have no problem overcoming the butterflies in my stomach. Of course, neither do the fish I thought I caught with my butterfly net.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Jarod Kintz
“When I go house hunting, I use a rather large gun. You should see me fish for the best tasting Starbucks coffee. Oh, and can I borrow your plunger?”
Jarod Kintz, I love Blue Ribbon Coffee

Jarod Kintz
“Whole trees are good fishing nets. I fish like I farm.”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Jarod Kintz
“When all the birds and all the fish join forces, the politicians will be forced to chew on and swallow their own slimy, wormlike words. But until the time that the sky and the sea blend into one, I’ll leave my fishing pole in a tree, disguised as a branch.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Samuel Johnson
“[A]ngling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.”
Samuel Johnson

Jarod Kintz
“I’d like to make a bicycle out of an eagle. Not only would it fly and catch fish, but my bicycle would also be a symbol of freedom. And baldness.”
Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

Jarod Kintz
“There’s a traffic jam in the stream. I’d better go fish up a solution. Too bad I left my tackle box at the football stadium, along with all the other worms.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“If I ever see an alien fishing in Scotland, and witness it catching the Loch Ness Monster, I’d probably assume the world would want me to write a poem about the event, rather than take pictures of it.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“On a scale of 1-10, fish have them. Scales—fish have scales, and I have 10 of them. Fish—I have 10, and I caught them when fishing for love.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“Your veins are my worms. Want to go fishing?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“If God had wanted men to swim, he would have taught fish to fish. But fish don’t fish, and neither do I, but it’s also the reason I don’t swim.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Tessa Dare
“It's a fine, warm day,” Henry replied. “I thought a spot of fishing?”

“Just the thing!” said Felix. “Will you join us, Lucy?” Lucy felt Kitty and Sophia staring at her. Well-bred ladies, evidently, did not fish.

“Oh, no! I assure you, Mr. Crowley-Cumberbatch, I have given up those hoyden pursuits of my youth.” She turned to Toby. “I haven't been fishing in ages. I can't remember the last time.”

“Really, Luce?” Toby sounded incredulous. “Henry—is it true?”

Henry sawed away at a slice of ham. “If you count six days as ages, then I suppose it's true. But if you can't remember six days back, Lucy, and you've forgotten Felix's Christian name, I'm concerned for you. Perhaps you've been spending too much time with Aunt Matilda.”
Tessa Dare, Goddess of the Hunt

Jarod Kintz
“Be proud of your work week, not your weak work. Monday-Friday you can find me working out. I have the body of a fisherman.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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