Quotations on Fish

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I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Death, Fish, Friends)

One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know.
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Keywords: Change, Fish, Fishing, Now, Sea, Today, Want, Will)

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: People, Birds, Children, Fighting, Fish, Play)

What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: God, Fish, Law, Reason)

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Body, Building, Fish, Giving)

A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Love, Fish, May)

Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?
- Mark Bittman
(Keywords: Diet, Fish, Nothing, Question)

I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can't do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.
- Terry Bradshaw
(Keywords: Work, Care, Fish, Hurt, Will)

When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? 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
(Keywords: Body, Eyes, Fish, Reality, Spirit, Want, Water)

Fish sticks and beef stew that millions of children love to hate.
- Marian Burros
(Keywords: Love, Children, Fish, Hate)

The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God.
- Eric Butterworth
(Keywords: God, Fish, Man, Water)

I fully support the goal of species protection and conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately delisting of species should be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
- Dennis Cardoza
(Keywords: Goal, Conservation, Fish, Protection, Service, Support, Wildlife)

Traveling is my form of self-education. Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be. Traveling is my form of self-education. Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be. If you keep your eyes open as you travel around, you realize we are destroying this planet.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Travel, Eyes, Fish, Now, Open, Self, Traveling)

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
- George Crabbe
(Keywords: Lie, Fish, Hurt, Land, May, Will)

Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes.
- Jon Crosby
(Keywords: Being, Feeling, Fish, Pain, Song, Songs, Water)

I learned the first night that IHOP's not the place to order fish.
- Larry David
(Keywords: First, Fish, Night, Order)

Well, after I had the heart attack, it was a very simple choice. What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean. I mean I stayed away from everything.
- Mike Ditka
(Keywords: Heart, Choice, Fish, Nothing, Turkey)

I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.
- Anthony Doerr
(Keywords: Time, Connection, Fish, Fishing, Mind, Thinking, Water)

Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.
- Tommy Douglas
(Keywords: Earth, Fish, Paradise, Man, Now, Ocean)

Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.
- Theodore Dreiser
(Keywords: Soul, Fish, Man, Old, Wives)

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
- Sylvia Earle
(Keywords: Time, Fish, Oysters, Pretty)

If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time.
- Linda Ellerbee
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Fight, Fish, Right)

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper.
- Tracey Emin
(Keywords: Apology, Fish, Tomorrow)

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.
- Todd English
(Keywords: Love, Fish, Houses, Old, Trying, Want)

I deep sea fish a lot.
- John Entwistle
(Keywords: Deep, Fish, Sea)

Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
- Bobby Flay
(Keywords: Cooking, Fish, Words)

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Cats, Fish, Lawyers)

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Keywords: Life, Facts, Fish, Giving)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Fish, Fishing)

Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said.
- Mike Gordon
(Keywords: Opportunity, Goal, Countries, Fish, Mind, Play, Saying, Want, Yesterday)

I like to be sort of grounded with Fish. But, at the same time, I think probably what's unique about us is the way other dynamics happen, where I'll play off Trey for awhile. When we start playing a jam, I don't usually know what's going to happen, I don't have a plan.
- Mike Gordon
(Keywords: Time, Fish, Play)

My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
- Pauline Hanson
(Keywords: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Keywords: Corporate, Fish, Silly)

Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it's because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
- Isaac Hayes
(Keywords: Dreams, Music, People, Fish, Fun, Water)

Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Life, Science, Wealth, Fish, Right)

Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way.
- Tom Hiddleston
(Keywords: Funny, Fish, Hell, Jobs, Self)

From birth to death, anyone can fish. I just think it's fantastic to see old people going fishing with young people and teaching them things. I'm very, very critical.
- Rex Hunt
(Keywords: Death, People, Fish, Fishing, Old, Teaching)

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
- Jay Inslee
(Keywords: Act, Fish, Nothing)

My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That's the key I may be up early, but I'm in bed early too.
- Magic Johnson
(Keywords: Diet, Bed, Fish, Key, Man, May, Rest)

The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: Car, Fish, Needs)

Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in - for instance, the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great - throughout the day, we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available.
- Thomas Keller
(Keywords: Day, Fish, Judgment, Man, Will)

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Travel, People, Birds, Existence, Fish, Mountains, Rivers, Stars, World)

If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.
- Ben Kingsley
(Keywords: Work, Performance, Fish, Help, Months, Play)

I always know my lines.
- Emeril Lagasse
(Keywords: Work, Boats, Fish, Fishermen, Talk)

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
- Marie Laurencin
(Keywords: Beer, Fish, Girls)

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Nature, Kiss, Truth, Absurdity, Day, Fish, May, Reason)

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
- Stephen Leacock
(Keywords: People, Fish, Fishing, Name)

He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: God, Fact, Fish, Ocean, Pride)

That's what 90 percent of the people talk about when they're first exposed to the fish.
- Mario Lopez
(Keywords: People, First, Fish, Talk)

Well, I love fishing. I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that's not the only reason.
- Norman MacCaig
(Keywords: Love, Men, Fish, Fishing, Hesitation, Killing, Reason)



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