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33 Fishing Quotes

Still he fishes that catches one.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Gnomologia (no. 4262)

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When if or chance or hunger's powerful sway Directs the roving trout this fatal way, He greedily sucks in the twining bait, And tugs and nibbles the fallacious meat. Now, happy fisherman; now twitch the line! How thy rod bends! behold, the prize is thine!

John Gay Quotes , Source: Rural Sports (canto I, l. 150)

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They may the better fish in the water when it is troubled.

Richard Grafton Quotes , Source: Chronicles (I, 283)

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There is only one theory about angling in which I have perfect confidence, and this is that the two words, least appropriate to any statement, about it, are the words "always" and "never."

Lord Edward Grey (Grey of Fallodon) Quotes , Source: Fly-Fishing

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La ligne, avec sa canne, est un long instrument, Dont le plus mince bout tient un petit reptile, Et dont l'autre est tenu par un grand imbecile.

Jeanne Guyet Quotes , Source: French version of lines attributed to Samuel Johnson

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The line with its rod is a long instrument whose lesser end holds a small reptile, while the other is held by a great fool. [Fr., La ligne avec sa canne est un long instrument, Dont le plus mince bout tient un petit reptile, Et dont Pautre est tenu pau un grand imbecile.]

Jeanne Guyet Quotes , Source: French version of lines attributed to Samuel Johnson

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I still don't know why I fish or why other men fish, except we like it and it makes us think and feel.

Roderick L. Haig-Brown Quotes , Source: A River Never Sleeps

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To fish in troubled waters.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm LX)

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