Fishermen Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fishermen" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Louise Penny
“It was said with humor, but the criticism wasn't lost on Gamache. He was fishing, and he knew it. So did Sommes. So did Esther. We're all fishermen, she'd said.”
Louise Penny, The Brutal Telling

Rudyard Kipling
“It was the forty-fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening. They emptied a big tin dish of juicy fragments of fish- the blood-ends the cook had collected overnight. They cleaned up the plates and pans of the elder mess, who were out fishing, sliced pork for the midday meal, swabbed down the foc'sle, filled the lamps, drew coal and water for the cook, an investigated the fore-hold, where the boat's stores were stacked. It was another perfect day - soft, mild and clear; and Harvey breathed to the very bottom of his lungs.”
Rudyard Kipling, Captains Courageous

“We were not a crew; we were only here at the same time.”
Rosemary McGuire, The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea

Henry Kuttner
“This is the story of a boy named Pete Coutinho, who had a spell put on him. Some people might have called it a curse. I don't know. It depends on a lot of things, on whether you've got gipsy blood, like old Beatriz Sousa, who learned a lot about magic from the wild gitana tribe in the mountains beyond Lisbon, and whether you're satisfied with a fisherman's life in Cabrillo.

Not that a fisherman's life is a bad one, far from it. By day you go out in the boats that rock smoothly across the blue Gulf waters, and at night you can listen to music and drink wine at the Shore Haven or the Castle or any of the other taverns on Front Street. What more do you want? What more is there?

And what does any sensible man, or any sensible boy, want with that sorcerous sort of glamor that can make everything incredibly bright and shining, deepening colors till they hurt, while wild music swings down from stars that have turned strange and alive? Pete shouldn't have wanted that, I suppose, but he did, and probably that's why there happened to him - what did happen. And the trouble began long before the actual magic started working.

("Before I Wake...")”
Henry Kuttner, Masters of Horror

Petter Dass
“Men ville mand imidlertid spørge dem saa,
Hvor lyckes i Fisket? Hvad kan i vel faa,
De svarer dig hogtet i bogte;
Part svarer: det er saare lidet vi faar,
Part svarer: Vi foer om alt Havet i Gaar,
Sled neppe saa mange vi kaagte.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

Petter Dass
“Da roede mand ud, naar at Solen gik frem,
Og før hun gik under, vel hundret og fem
Da saae man paa Gielden ophænget.
Saa kaagte de Lever, naar Folket var svang,
Saa straxen kom Kiedler og Møllie paa Gang,
Mand troede de skulde sig sprænget.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

Petter Dass
“Da Høitiden og den berammede Fæst
Fremskinnet, at alle blev buden som Giæst,
Var Brudgommen længst uti Havet.
Hvad var her at giøre, mand skicket ham bud,
Mand satte Fartøyer og Slupper herud,
Og allesteds Havet omstrømmet;
Hand lod sig dog icke beqvemme dertil,
Han bad dem inbiude, hvem Fanden de vil,
Den Giæstebud hannem ey sømmet.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

Petter Dass
“I denne Skiærsmissel det artig tilgik,
Hver toge til takke den skade de fik,
Og ingen lod anden anmode;
Thi den Harpunerer behote sit Spiud,
Og Hvalen beholte sit Spæk og sin Hud,
De skiltes ad Venner og gode.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

Donna Leon
“I think people prefer to remember happy times, well, happier times, and if they can't remember them, then to change the memories and make them happier.”
Donna Leon, A Sea of Troubles

Mark Kurlansky
“Scientists are sometimes wrong and fisherman are sometimes wrong.”
Mark Kurlansky, World Without Fish

“When you rise to the bait you need to watch out for the fishermen.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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