Quotations on Fishing

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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)

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Music, Fishing, Hunting)

I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Car, Fishing, Hate, Want)

One guy that I wish was here right now, Ted Williams, helped me so much, our long talks, not about hitting but about fishing, one of Ted's passions, and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Fishing, Now, Right, Today)

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Hope, Charm, Fishing, Pursuit)

We also own a little boat and I'm like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day.
- Perry Como
(Keywords: Day, Fishing, Ocean)

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)

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment.
- Tom Felton
(Keywords: Books, Environment, Fishing, Reading)

Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
- Malcolm Fraser
(Keywords: Fishing, Now)

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing.
- Clark Gable
(Keywords: Time, Fishing, Hell)

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something.
- Mitch Hedberg
(Keywords: Fish, Fishing, Want)

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years.
- Whitey Herzog
(Keywords: Winning, Fishing, Years)

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover
(Keywords: Americans, Fishing, Prayer, Privacy, Respect)

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover
(Keywords: Fish, Fishing, May, Simplicity)

I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started, when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting. Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had. When I learned of the movement, I thought, here is what I always wanted other girls to have.
- Lou Henry Hoover
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Camping, Fishing, Girls, Hunting, Years)

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
- Ted Hughes
(Keywords: Opportunity, Being, Connection, Fishing, Living, Meditation, Self, World)

All I can say to the kids is if you've a problem in fishing or life, if you talk to an older person, you're gonna end up alright, because nine times out of 10, they've been through the same thing.
- Rex Hunt
(Keywords: Life, End, Fishing, Kids, Talk)

And one thing I can be proud of is we have a 'Come and Try Fishing' day every year. And there's 20 venues throughout the state, and see, these thousands of kids who've never been fishing come along.
- Rex Hunt
(Keywords: Day, Fishing, Kids, State)

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)

I think it's time for me to get out, because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they're the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it.
- Rex Hunt
(Keywords: Time, Day, Eyes, Fishing, Moments, Thinking, Waking)

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing.
- Harry Johnston
(Keywords: History, American, Earth, Europe, Fishing, Hunting)

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing.
- Ric Keller
(Keywords: Americans, Camping, Fishing, Hunting)

I ran around with the other youngsters, hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest.
- DeForest Kelley
(Keywords: Fishing, Hunting, Rest)

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)

But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to the Cape some fifty years ago.
- Joseph C. Lincoln
(Keywords: Fishing, Majority, Years)

Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.
- Mario Lopez
(Keywords: Day, Fishing, Months)

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)

All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
- Norman MacCaig
(Keywords: Poetry, Affection, Books, Fishing, Miscellaneous, Prose)

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis
(Keywords: Clothes, Delusion, Fishing, Old)

I love talk and I love fishing. I'm having a ball.
- Martin Milner
(Keywords: Love, Fishing, Talk)

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep?
- Walter F. Mondale
(Keywords: Life, Family, Being, Fishing, Friends, Hunting, Night, Sleep, Want)

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
- Douglass North
(Keywords: Friend, First, Fishing, Hunting, State, Washington)

You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers.
- John H. Reagan
(Keywords: People, Content, Fishing, Law, Laws, Navigation, Tribute)

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature.
- Robert Redford
(Keywords: Nature, Sports, Life, Baseball, Example, Fishing, Golf, Metaphor)

One of the cries from the people was, don't forget us. They have a long road ahead of them. Operation Blessing has found those little fishing towns. They will not be getting what other towns are getting from the government.
- Connie Sellecca
(Keywords: Government, People, Fishing, Forget, Road, Will)

We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Fishing, Numbers)

If you want to maintain a sustainable supply of fish you have to farm the fish, rather than mine them. So putting your money into fishing fleets that are going to exacerbate the problem by over-fishing is not the way to preserve the underlying asset.
- Maurice Strong
(Keywords: Money, Fish, Fishing, Want)

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Keywords: Friend, Fishing, Pleasure, Water)









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