A Quote by Washington Irving on fishing, serenity, and angling

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Robert Altman on fishing, imagination, and angling

I love fishing.  You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end.  Your imagination is under there. 

Robert Altman

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A Quote by unknown on clothes, delusion, and fishing

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


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A Quote by Steven Wright on fishing


Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on fishing and justice

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

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on biography, fishing, foolishness, history, and reality

But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on army, fishing, mountains, poetry, and world

Peitaho Heavy rains fall on Yuyen, the northland kingdom of swallows. White pages of rain envelop the sky, and fishing boats off the Island of the Emperor Chin disappear on the ocean. Which way have they gone? More than a thousand years ago the mighty emperor Tsao Tsao cracked his whip and drove his army against the Tartars. He left us a poem: "Let us move east to the Stone Mountains." Today we still shiver in the autumn gale, in desolate winds, yet another man is in the world. Summer 1954

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on belief, fishing, love, and motherhood

All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by Jimmy Glass on electricity, execution, and fishing

I'd rather be fishing. [Executed in electric chair.]

Jimmy Glass

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by Jerome Belanger on adventure, fishing, and possibility

Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast -or the next thrust of the digging fork -will turn up a clunker.

Jerome Belanger

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