128+ Best Fish Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Fish Quotes

Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones. — Pericles

You want to save more fish? Eat more broccoli. — Barton Seaver

In a shared fish, there are no bones. — Democritus

I’m the person who wouldn’t send back my food even if I got steak when I’d ordered fish. — Anna Kendrick

The rumors of Frank Sinatra’s violence and his ties to organized crime were such that journalists joked in print about me ending up in concrete boots and sleeping with the fishes if I proceeded to write his biography. — Kitty Kelley

I’m on this diet where you’re supposed to eat only fish and meat. — Lasse Hallstrom

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. — Jerry Seinfeld

The fish once caught, new bait will hardly bite. — Edmund Spenser

The writer should always serve as his own angleworm —and the sharper the barb with which he fishes himself out of blackness, the better. — John Hawkes

She is nether fish nor flesh, nor good red herring. — John Heywood

I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully. — George W. Bush

One man’s fish is another man’s poisson. — Mark Gatiss

A true friend never asks you to feed their imaginary fish. Or fertilize their imaginary crops. — Teresa Medeiros

The woods were made for the hunter of dreams, the brooks for the fishes of song. — Sam Foss

Only the gamefish swims upstream, But the sensible fish swims down. — Ogden Nash

There’s fish in here that I’ve read about that are so see-through that they’re invisible. So I don’t even think they know they exist. — Karl Pilkington

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

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give a man a poisoned fish, you feed him for the rest of his life. — Aristotle

Of all the jobs I’ve had, sliming fish was pretty good preparation for life in Washington. — Hillary Clinton

Fish is the only kind of respirating thing that I consume. Everything else I don’t want any part of. — Henry Rollins

Ay, when fowls have no feathers and fish have no fin. — William Shakespeare

Even in the lives of fishes, sensation is seldom a matter of one thing or another. Senses overlap. The lines between them often tend to be blurred, and the best that we can manage, by way of description from the outside, is to say that the senses of fishes appear to dominate one at a time. — Lyall Watson

I actually love diving at night; you see a lot of fish then that you don’t see in the daytime. — Sylvia Earle

I like to fish when it’s not too hot. — Josh Turner

When I was small, I would refuse to drink when I ate fish because I thought the fish would reconstitute itself in my stomach — Peter Ustinov

Better a days catch of fish than a lifetime of crabs. — Phil Robertson

Fish did not discover water. — Marshall McLuhan

If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales. — Oliver Goldsmith

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy motion to a goldfish. — Walt Disney

Never leave fish to find fish. — Moses

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

If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets. — Frank Herbert

I was as happy as a fish in water, and I could have stayed in that room for ever, have never left that place. — Ivan Turgenev

The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God. — Eric Butterworth

You can be the dead fish. I’ll be the old stick — Robin Hobb

A great war shall burst forth from fishes of steel. Machines of flying fire, lobsters, grasshoppers, mosquitoes. The mass attacks shall be repulsed in the woods, when no child in Germany shall obey any longer. — Nostradamus

Fish and visitors stink in 3 days. — Jeff Kinney

The fisherman could perhaps be bought for less than the fish. — Juvenal

Up to 80 percent of the fish that we catch spend at least part of their lives in estuaries. — Jim Gerlach

Empty the pond to get the fish. — Robert Bresson

We don’t know yet if it was the raw fish. We may never know the cause. — Ann Wright

I still haven’t quite got used to eating live fish. — David Mitchell

I can really fish – I’ve been fishing since I was a kid. — Deion Sanders

The fish trap exists because of the fish: once you have gotten the meanings, you can forget the words. — Zhuangzi

The catfish is Plenty good enough fish for anyone — Mark Twain

I talked to pros like Shaw Grigsby and Roland Martin after John won that year, and they all agreed that it probably was the first time a guy who fished in his first pro tournament ever won over $100,000 at it. I wasn’t surprised John won at Mead, though, because he always fishes well there. We always say it’s tougher to fish in San Diego tournaments because you end up fishing the clock, people and in such a small area of fish that we’re lucky to get our spots. At Mead, unless someone is following you, you get big parts of the lake to yourself. — Mike Long

The beluga sturgeon, one of the most valuable and threatened fishes in the world, greatly deserves this chance for survival, but it will be a long road to recovery. — Ellen Pikitch

When frying small fish, disturb them little. — Confucius

The fishes are also employed for the same purpose on any yard, which happens to be sprung or fractured. Thus their form, application, and utility are exactly like those of the splinters applied to a broken limb in surgery. — William Falconer

Angling is an Art… an art worth your learning. — Izaak Walton

A fish is a sock for a fish skeleton. — Benjamin Franklin

Fish got to swim, birds got to fly. — Oscar Hammerstein II

Fish recognize a bad leader. — Conan O’Brien

Fishes that tipple in the deep, Know no such liberty. — Richard Lovelace

I like working with fish, so naturally I like seafood. — Roy Yamaguchi

I don’t eat much meat, fish, or poultry. — Carol Burnett

The fast fish, not the big fish, eats the small fish. — Ali Babacan

I don’t care if I’m a fish, I still want a bicycle. — Lorrie Moore

If I don’t fish in the morning, I fish in the evening. — Deion Sanders

Only dead fish go with the flow. — Sarah Palin

There can be little doubt that fishes swimming rapidly do not make respiratory movements at all, but obtain the necessary ventilation of the gills simply by opening the mouth. — August Krogh

Knowledge does not keep any better than fish. — Alfred North Whitehead

We live in media, as fish live in water. — Ted Nelson

Marine protected areas, and particularly no-take zones, are very effective in allowing regeneration of fish stocks. — Helen Clark

Is this chicken or is this fish? — Jessica Simpson

The fish is the star of the plate. — Eric Ripert

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone’s wrapping fish in it. — Al Capp

If there were fish in the lake, fishing would make no sense. — Lech Walesa

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

It is hard for a free fish to understand what is happening to a hooked one. — Karl A. Menninger

I can fish from a stick and a string. — Giancarlo Esposito

Lying to the Left is like water to fish — Dennis Prager

To fish in troubled waters. — Matthew Henry

It is no doubt technically possible to study metabolism and respiration of fishes during swimming at a constant rate, and of certain insects and birds during flight, and to obtain information similar to that obtained on man during work on a bicycle ergometer or a treadmill. — August Krogh

A fish has no concept of water. — Janet Fitch

We know the only fish that goes with the flow is a dead fish. — Sarah Palin

I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick. — Gordon Ramsay

Your friendship with her-it sleeps with the fishes. — John Green

How unlike a dead fish a live fish is. — Maxine Hong Kingston

The corridor couldn’t have smelled more strongly of fish guts if we had actually been inside a fish. — Arthur Golden

Net the large fish and you are sure to have the small fry. — George Eliot

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

The biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away. — Eugene Field

I’m not sure who discovered water, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a fish. — Marshall McLuhan

The great fish moved silently through the night water. — Peter Benchley

All fish are not caught with flies — John Lyly

People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish. — Roy Keane

Be patient and calm; no one can catch fish in anger. — Herbert Hoover

I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen. — Ted Williams

He fishes well who uses a golden hook. — Latin Proverbs

If dolphins are so intelligent, how come they ain’t got Walkmans? — John Lydon

We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish. — Marshall McLuhan

Men lived like fishes; the great ones devoured the small. — Algernon Sidney

I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I’m the smallest fish in it — Michael Hutchence

It`s corruption never been systemic, because a fish rots from the head — Joseph Wambaugh

The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They’re just like dead fish washing up on the shores. — Steve Jobs

The guy fishes with dynamite. That should encapsulate the guy. — Morgan Ensberg

The cat would eate fish, and would not wet her feete. — John Heywood

All is fish that comth to net. — John Heywood

You know what they say: A woman needs a man about as much as a fish needs a bicycle. — Candace Bushnell

It’s no sure rule to fish with a cros-bow. — George Herbert

I’m a fish swimming by…catch me if you want me. — Janet Fitch

The fish adores the bait. — George Herbert

Looking for yourself is like a thirsty fish looking for water. — Deepak Chopra

I deep sea fish a lot. — John Entwistle

I prefer being a small fish in a big pond. — Stacy Keibler

Only dead fish swim with the stream all of the time…. — Linda Ellerbee

I like fishing, I like painting; I like painting fish. — Daniel Craig

Knowledge keeps no better than fish. — Alfred North Whitehead

I am only happy when I am swimming like a fish. — Duke Kahanamoku

To understand what the outside of an aquarium looks like, it’s better not to be a fish. — Andre Malraux

This is the extent of his knowledge of the sea: it was very big, it was salty, and fish lived there. — Haruki Murakami

I was taken by a morsell, saies the fish. [I was taken by a morsel, says the fish.] — George Herbert

If you’re too busy to duck hunt or catch fish, then you’re too busy. — Jase Robertson

I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat’s deck and beaten to death. — Casey Affleck

Fish, he said softly, aloud, I’ll stay with you until I am dead. — Ernest Hemingway

How you ought properly to spell ‘fish’ in English: ‘goti’ . — George Bernard Shaw

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. — Zhuangzi

This is such a big step for fishes to do this. — Sam Wassenbergh

Leviathan is not the biggest fish; — I have heard of Krakens. — Herman Melville

If truth is the lure, humans are fishes. — Jane Hirshfield

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; / So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. — Bible Bible

Wherever the fish are, that’s where we go. — Richard Wagner

Un-dish-cover the fish, or dishcover the riddle. — Lewis Carroll

I love all the fishes in the sea except selfish. But, mother is the only person in this world who gives us a selfish love that is deserved by every creature of this world. Feel the warmth of it, you’ll say that it is only for yourself. — Nishi Silva

There is a horse here-the furthest north of any horse, and he eats fish and travels on snowshoes. — Will Rogers

The fish that first ventured ashore had considerable practical problems. — Poul Anderson

You can’t go wrong with fish and chips. — Michael Sandel

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