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33 Fishing Quotes

As the lone Angler, patient man, At Mewry-Water, or the Banne, Leaves off, against his placid wish, Impaling worms to torture fish.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

Stephen Wright Quotes

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Best fishing in troubled waters.

Sir John Harrington Quotes , Source: Orlando Furioso (bk. XII)

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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.

Dave Barry Quotes

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A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime

Jimmy Cannon Quotes

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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

Don Marquis Quotes

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After that first trout I was alone in there. But I didn'tknow it until later.

Richard Brautigan Quotes

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A stick and a string with a fly at one end and a fool at the other.

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A stick and a string with a fly at one end and a fool at the other.

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The man that weds for greedy wealth, He goes a fishing fair, But often times he gets a frog, Or very little share.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Pepysian Garland (318)

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A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire, A winder and barrel, will help thy desire In killing a Pike; but the forked stick, With a slit and a bladder,--and that other fine trick, Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a duck,-- Will kill two for one, if you have any luck; The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile, To see a goose and a belt the fish to beguile; When a Pike suns himselfe and a-frogging doth go, The two-inched hook is better, I know, Than the ord'nary snaring: but still I must cry, When the Pike is at home, minde the cookery.

Thomas Barker Quotes , Source: The Art of Angling

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The first men that our Saviour dear Did choose to wait upon Him here, Blest fishers were; and fish the last Food was, that He on earth did taste: I therefore strive to follow those, Whom He to follow Him hath chose.

William Basse (Bas) Quotes , Source: The Angler's Song, also found in Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler

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Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XLI, v. 1-2)

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Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

Bible Quotes , Source: John (ch. XXI, v. 3)

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For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes that they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth, thou shalt catch men.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. V, v. 9-10)

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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Old Peter Grimes made fishing his employ; His wife he cabined with him and his boy, And seemed that life laborious to enjoy.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Peter Grimes

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For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak; For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hook was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; This hook was bated with a dragon's tail,-- And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.

Sir William Davenant Quotes , Source: Brittania Triumphans (p. 15)

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Of all the world's enjoyments That ever valued were, There's none of our employments With fishing can compare. - Thomas Durfee (or D'Urfey),

Thomas Durfee (or D'Urfey) Quotes , Source: Pills to Purge Melancholy--Massaniello--Fisherman's Song

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

Eugene Field Quotes , Source: Our Biggest Fish

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The end of fishing is not angling, but catching.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Gnomolia (no. 4497)

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It is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Gnomologia

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