The Greatest Fishing Quotes You’ve Never Heard Before

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-“You know fish is great brain food.” -“Well, you know, then you should fish for a whale!” Larry and Moe (of the Three Stooges)
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“There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.”
Herbert Hoover
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“I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.”
William Shakespeare
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“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”
Ernest Hemingway
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“The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; thus it is with time.”
Leonardo DaVinci
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“Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.”
Patrick McManus
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“We got no troubles…life is the bubbles, under the sea.”
Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
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Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
John 21:3 (Holy Bible)
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“Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.”
Herbert Hoover
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“If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago. Zane Grey
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“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish–very gently.”
Chinese proverb
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“To him, all good things–trout as well as eternal salvation–come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”
Norman Maclean (author, A River Runs Through It)
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“Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.”
Izaak Walton
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“If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.”
Tom Brokaw
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“Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men–for all men are equal before fish.”
Herbert Hoover
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-“Hey, this fish looks like Moe.”
-"It is Moe!"  
(Curly and Larry of The Three Stooges)
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“Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”
Mark Twain
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“There’s no taking trout with dry breeches.”
Cervantes
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“Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.”
Karl Marx
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“Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman.”
Herbert Hoover
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“It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.”
John Steinbeck
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“It is not a fish until it is on the bank.”
Old British saying
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“The best time to go fishing is when you can get away.”
Robert Traver
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“Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.”
Mario Lopez
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“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”
Herbert Hoover
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“The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly.”
Anonymous
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“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.”
Patrick F. McManus
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“Often, I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito-bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand, have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.”
Charles Kuralt
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-“Tarpon? That’s a weakfish.”
     -"Pheeeww!   

     - "Smells strong to me!"  

**      The Three Stooges**
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“Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.”
Ambrose Bierce
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“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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“What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.”
Patrick McManus