„Ideas are like fish.
If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.“
— David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Context: Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful. Introduction, p. 1
„I am not commenting on the contradictions, prevarications, pretensions, and plain lies contained in these lines from a “learned historian” whose monograph was published by a prestigious British publisher. I am sure the readers will see for themselves the sheer scoundrelism of this apologetics. What I want to show in these quotations is the mind which the secularists in India have swallowed - hook, line, and sinker. It is this mind which our secularists have been cultivating over the years. And I am absolutely sure that the NCERT is out to patronise this mind.“
— Sita Ram Goel Indian activist 1921 - 2003
„Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish and of forgetting that the fish has a hook in his mouth, his gullet, or his belly and that his gameness is really an extreme of panic in which he runs, leaps, and pulls to get away until he dies. It would seem to be enough advantage to the angler that the fish has the hook in his mouth rather than the angler.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Introduction to S. Kip Farrington Jr., Atlantic Game Fishing (1937)
„Oh, you who've been a-fishing will indorse me
when I say
That it always is the biggest fish you catch that
— Eugene Field American writer 1850 - 1895
Our Biggest Fish http://books.google.com/books?id=odM-AAAAYAAJ&q=%22Oh+you+who've+been+a-fishing+will+indorse+me+when+I+say+That+it+always+is+the+biggest+fish+you+catch+that+gets+away%22&pg=PA184#v=onepage, st. 4
„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 German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Attributed to Marx (possibly in jest) in W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion (2003).
„The flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea at Acre is not similar to the flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea in Spain.“
— Rashi French rabbi and commentator 1040 - 1105
Commenting on Gen. 1:10; why does it say "seas", not "sea" - because the nature of the sea varies from place to place.
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Context: "No, I don't learn the basket catch from Mays," Roberto protested in his marked Puerto Rican accent. "It was Luis Olmo and Herman Franks who teach me when I in Dodger chain. That back in 1954 Winter league. Before that, I miss fly ball many time 'cause I try to catch too high. But now no drop one ball since I use basket catch." Clemente said Olmo and Franks instructed him to catch the ball about chest high instead of holding his hands outstretched. Later, he said, It became more natural for him to drop his hands even lower, below his waistline. "It work good for me and I juss keep doing it," he said. "It make it more easy for me to throw too, after I make catch." As quoted and paraphrased in "Perfect Record With 'Basket Catch' Says Bob Clemente" http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/41874494/ by John Carroll (UP), in The Connellsville Daily Courier (Tuesday, May 7, 1957), p. 8
„I tell you one thing I did used to like: the fish and chips. But I stopped eating fish this year. One day I just felt the death in it.“
— RZA American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, author, director 1969
"One of these men is God" by , in Select, July 1997, p. 60.
— Ovid, Heroides
Context: Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish. Book III, line 425
„I became quite green - I have a very strong connection to nature. I read that if we fish the way we fish, in 2048 there will be no more fish left, which is pretty soon. So it's a statement.“
— Petra Němcová Czech fashion model 1979
Explaining why she became vegan, spotted helping out at an OCRF Benefit, as quoted in "Petra Nemcova Goes Vegan For The Fish", in Celebrity-Gossip.net (31 July 2007) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/petra-nemcova-goes-vegan-for-the-fish-201498#blog.
— Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder and Other Stories