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  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
  

  Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.  
 -  Louis Bacon
  

  I come from a family of fishermen. Fishing is very important to us. We don't hunt. We're not gun folk.  
 -  Nick Offerman
  

  I like to catch fish and release them. I probably haven't killed a fish that I've caught in sport fishing for 20 years. No reason to kill it. You know, just take it and release it.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  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
  

  I like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing.  
 -  Tom Felton
  

  I'm an outdoors girl - I like to go fishing, riding four-wheelers, hunting.  
 -  Johann Heinrich Lambert
  

  Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  I'm big into fishing, but I've never been much of a hunter. I never was really raised around it a whole lot, so I never got a chance to do it a whole lot.  
 -  Joe Nichols
  

  When I go fishing I like to know that there's nobody within five miles of me.  
 -  Norman MacCaig
  

  I'd pull my little brother on our motorcycle on an inner tube behind it. We would go fishing, we would hunt some, growing up.  
 -  Sam Brownback
  

  I ran around with the other youngsters, hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest.  
 -  DeForest Kelley
  

  One of the things I enjoy the most is fishing.  
 -  Henry Paulson
  

  Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night. You have to be wise and smart. And quick.  
 -  Mariano Rivera
  

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

  I'm fishing for men with a certain kind of bait, and the bait that I am offering is not a candy; it's a very specific thing that I'm offering, which is a deep gospel and a deep conversion.  
 -  Larry Norman
  

  I only make movies to finance my fishing.  
 -  Lee Marvin
  

  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
  

  I was 35 years old and in a position to take a shot at whatever I wanted to try. The Air Force said I was too old to fly fighter jets. I thought about becoming a fishing boat captain, before deciding that acting seemed pretty cool.  
 -  Jerry Doyle
  

  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
  

  There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.  
 -  Herbert Hoover
  

  My dad is very successful in his business. He's always been big in having hobbies and having little ways to get away. He always made time for hunting and fishing. He always encouraged me to do it.  
 -  Luke Bryan
  

  Once I retire and slow down, I don't want to be in New York. I want to be somewhere near a lake or a pond, so that on my days when I have nothing to do, I can go fishing.  
 -  Sharon Jones
  

  Probably fishing is my first passion.  
 -  Luke Bryan
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling - the whole audience laughing with you.  
 -  Jim Dale
  

  Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing.  
 -  Ric Keller
  

  When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.  
 -  Paris Hilton
  

  The end of commercial fishing is predicted long before the middle of the 21st century.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  It's mainly the high-end luxury market now that drives much of the fishing in the sea. It's not feeding the starving millions. It's feeding a luxury market.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  I'm not against extracting a modest amount of wildlife out of the ocean for human consumption, but I am really concerned about the large-scale industrial fishing that engages in destructive practices like trawling and longlining.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  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
  

  I can't bare fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour after hour or else throwing and throwing, and catching nothing.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  I ran around with the other youngsters, hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest.  
 -  DeForest Kelley
  

  A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy.  
 -  Bobby Jindal
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.  
 -  Jimmy Cannon
  

  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
  

  Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.  
 -  Herbert Hoover
  

  Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime  
 -  Jimmy Cannon
  

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

  If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.  
 -  Tom Brokaw
  

  If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  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