70+ Best Fish Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fish an animal that lives in water, is covered with scales, and breathes by taking water in through its mouth, or the flesh of these animals eaten as food. Profoundly inspirational fish quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Fish Quotes

Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours. Eugenie Clark

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

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau

She’d also called me brave unless she was talking to the catfish. Rick Riordan

Great fish do not swim in shallow waters. Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. Herbert Hoover

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

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. Doug Larson

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

Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. Tony Blake

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

Remember folks, fish are like relatives. After two days, they stink. Bobby Heenan

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

I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries, for nearness to the beautiful, and to reassure myself the world remains. Carl Safina

I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. Mark Nepo

A chub is the worst fish that swims. Izaak Walton

The world is a show and the show is a performance of the wealthy, the beautiful and the fortunate. The invulnerable, the matchless and the exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, but nobody can touch them. Keeping up with the Joneses. Erik Pevernagie

A fish only begins to realize its potential the moment you throw it in deep waters. Matshona Dhliwayo

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

A river is honored for its fish, not its size. Matshona Dhliwayo

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

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. Mark Twain

This wise old whiskery fish swims up to three young fish and goes, Morning, boys, how’s the water? and swims away; and the three young fish watch him swim away and look at each other and go, What the fuck is water?’ and swim away. David Foster Wallace

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. John Ruskin

The cure for unhappiness. It’s this What a person needs is always more than they say. Avi

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein

I never understood why you would ever feel the need to shoot the fish in the barrel. I mean, they’re in a barrel, you’ve already caught them. The hard work’s done, they can’t escape. So if you want them dead, just drain the water out. Why bring guns into it? Craig Silvey

A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. William Shakespeare

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

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Maimonides

I am a pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home. James Kidd

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. Jim Hightower

Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more. Give more of yourself, take less from the world. Nobody owes you anything, you owe the world everything. Suzy Kassem

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a sub prime fish loan and you’re in business, buddy. Stephen Colbert

The fish in the creek said nothing. Fish never do. Few people know what fish think about injustice, or anything else. Ursula K. Le Guin

He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and a smelly fish. José Rizal

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.

I don’t exaggerate I just remember big. Chi Chi Rodriguez

Any creature, even one as unassuming as a fish, can become something mighty. When they courageously endure their trials, they meet their destiny. Colleen Houck

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. Washington Irvin

The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species. John L. Culliney

Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple Pick out the best parts. Charles Waterman

We proclaim human intelligence to be morally valuable per se because we are human. If we were birds, we would proclaim the ability to fly as morally valuable per se. If we were fish, we would proclaim the ability to live underwater as morally valuable per se. But apart from our obviously self interested proclamations, there is nothing morally valuable per se about human intelligence. GaryLFrancione

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. Washington Irving

A true confession I believe in a soluble fish. Charles Simic

I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it’s the one thing I can think of that probably doesn’t. John Gierach

I ask Laurie if it’s possible to get trained fish. Lindsay says this is how we know I’ve never produced a movie. Emma Thompson

I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. Tiger Woods

I want the white one. Sarah Dessen

If you have the virtue of patience, an hour or two of casting alone is plenty of time to review all you’ve learned about the grand themes of life. Carl Safina

At the last moment, the fish and I exchange a troubled glance. The murrel seems to be demanding an explanation. Alas, I am in no position to start justifying the unusual treatment. What comes next is a new experience for both the fish and me. Tahir Shah

I want everybody to go jump in the ocean to see for themselves how beautiful it is, how important it is to get acquainted with fish swimming in the ocean, rather than just swimming with lemon slices and butter. Sylvia Earle

Flaxfield died on a Friday which was a shame, because he always ate a trout for dinner on Friday, and it was his favourite. Toby Forward

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

Gwynned lies two days westwards; still further south, the weregeld calls. Mayhap with All Father Woden’s favour, my deeds may yet inspire the skalds. Byron

Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you anymore. Franz Kafka

If I have all of the gear but I can’t bait the hook, the fish have nothing to worry about. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Fishing provides time to think, and reason not to. Carl Safina

How do you catch Ozarks fog in a net? It’s like fishing for silence. Teach a man to grow quiet, and he’ll starve for the rest of his life. That’s why I farm ducks, because trees have feelings, too. Jarod Kintz

There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, a new horizon. Jack Nicklaus

Besides, no one can keep me away from my fish. Thank you, by the way, for the crate of fish you left for me. They are a delight. Come, let us go down to the sea Tracy Chevalier

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope. John Buchan

Fish now come in the ever popular, Plastic flavor. Anthony T. Hincks

You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water. If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. Constantin Brancusi

Brook trout brocade lakes with a vermiculation of colors that extend till their dorsal fin. Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Time spent fishing is time well spent. Justin Morgan

If you feel like a fish out of water just go back in the water. Tamerlan Kuzgov