More musings on the world of fishing and our place in it.
“I personally don’t happen to care a whoop for bass fishing or bass; in fact I loathe it and them; but I have no quarrel with the queer people who do, only a sort of bewildered pity.”
– Robert Travers (Num 1236)
“It is all about having a deep respect for nature, and then tricking nature into eating a plastic frog.” (Num 1237)
“There is no greater symbol of hope than an oversized fishing net.” (Num 2138)
“If we become conceited through great success, some day the trout will take us down a peg.”
– Theodore Gordon (Num 1239)
“Any time a professional fishing writer complains about his job, the world is rightfully licensed to kick his butt until he shuts up and realizes he isn’t exactly leading a life of quiet desperation out there on the Deschutes or the Tay or the Golfo Dulce.”
- James Babb (Num 1240)
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They just keep coming – 5 more fishing quotations and sayings bring the total to 1215.
“Fly tying – The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.” – Number 1211
“Early on I decided that fishing would be my way of looking at the world. First it taught me to look at rivers. Lately it has been teaching me how to look at people, myself included.” Thomas McGuane – Number 1212
“In my opinion, fishing then becomes a mirror which reflects all of our being and our values in life – and in return our values determine how we fish. One goes into the other and the boundaries merge… Doing becomes being and being becomes doing; a magic circle with no beginning or end and our hearts always standing where they belong – directly in the centre.” Lani Waller – Number 1213
“There is nothing so gone as a lost fish!” – Number 1214
“To say it was all just a matter of catching fish would be like saying that astronomy is nothing more than noticing the stars.” Harry Middleton – number 1215
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Here we go again, five new pithy and fishy quotations and saying, bringing the total up to 1210.
“Celebrity chefs are the leaders in the field of food, and we are the led. Why should the leaders of chemical businesses be held responsible for polluting the marine environment with a few grams of effluent, which is sub-lethal to marine species, while celebrity chefs are turning out endangered fish at several dozen tables a night without enduring a syllable of criticism?”
- Charles Clover
“Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.”
- Ernest Hemingway
“It takes a man who is a thinker. To catch the big one, hook, line and sinker!”
“Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.”
- David Mead
“As with a faint star in the night’s sky, one can better understand fishing’s allure by looking around it, off to the side, not right at it”
- Holly Morris
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