Fishing for Creativity: The Allure of Fishing in Quotations


The Lighter Side of Fishing



The Lighter Side of Fishing

Beware of fishing for compliments -- you might come up with a boot.
--Carol Weston

Bragging is not an attractive trait, but let's be honest. A man who catches a big fish doesn't go home through an alley.
--Ann Landers

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
--Karl Marx

Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.

Dr. Strabismus (Whom God Preserve) of Utrecht is carrying out research work with a view to crossing salmon with mosquitoes. He says it will mean a bite every time for fishermen.
--J. B. Morton

Fish are not the best authority on water.
--Jane Yolen

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It's their way of falling.
--Andre Gide

Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, it's too late.
--Oscar Gizelt

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

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend.
--Zenna Schaffer

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.
--Jay Leno

Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years.
--Charlie Haas

I fished a lot, dove a lot, boated a lot and made Johnny Walker Red about a quarter of a million dollars richer.
--Dennis Diaz

I wouldn't say it's cold, but every year Winnipeg's athlete of the year is an ice fisherman.
--Dale Tallon

It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
--John Sinor

It's all right to drink like a fish -- if you drink what a fish drinks.
--Mary Pettibone Poole

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

OVERWORK, n. A dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.
--Ambrose Bierce

Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat.
--Osbert Sitwell

Retire to what? I'm a golfer and a fisherman. I've got no place to retire to.
--Julius Boros

Telling a teen-ager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
--Arnold Glasow

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