Fishing Quotes

When I was a teenager, the actors I was really into were Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn. I saw ‘Rumble Fish’ on my 16th birthday, and around the same time, it was ‘Falcon and the Snowman’ and ‘Bad Boys’ from Sean Penn.

— Aidan Gillen

Sadly, my hobby is what I do for work, so I don’t go off and go fishing. I go home and veg, and then I go back to work.

— Andrew Stanton

If I’ve gone to the market on Saturday, and I go another time on Tuesday, then I’m really prepared. I can cook a little piece of fish I can wilt some greens with garlic I can slice tomatoes and put a little olive oil on. It’s effortless.

— Alice Waters

I did go into the Amazonian region of Brazil. They have prehistoric river fish that weigh in at around 600 pounds, which you don’t see anywhere else. And foods that cannot be exported or even found in other parts of Brazil.

— Anthony Bourdain

You know how fighting fish do it? They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they’re constantly repairing it. It’s as if they live in both elements.

— Audre Lorde

I try to eat a lot of baked foods, fish, chicken, potatoes, stuff like that. Grab me a Muscle Milk. That helps.

— Adrian Peterson

I read the ‘Times’ and ‘Post,’ but I have nothing against the ‘Daily News.’ I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true.

— Andy Cohen

I was a typical American boy. I did a lot of outdoor activities, played a lot outside with my friends, loved to go the beach, liked to hike, boating and fishing, and I flew a lot of model airplanes as well.

— Alan G. Poindexter

The fast fish, not the big fish, eats the small fish.

— Ali Babacan

The Marine Aquarium Council really wants us to keep the coral and the fish safe. They are not saying it is bad to have an aquarium in your house, just that you should make sure when you buy fish for your aquarium… they have been Marine Aquarium Council-certified.

— Alexander Gould

The ocean is the lifeblood of our world. If we were to lose our fish that we appreciate so much by overfishing or if we were to lose some of our favorite beaches to overbuilding and pollution, then how would we feel? It’s become a case of not knowing what you’ve got until it’s gone.

— Aaron Peirsol

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

— Benjamin Franklin

I’m not a vegetarian by any means I eat fish. But the problem with shark finning is they catch the shark, cut their fins and throw them back in the ocean, and to me, that’s wrong. If you’re going to kill an animal, you should use the entire animal and do it humanely. I’m definitely not a big fan.

— Bethany Hamilton

I eat fish, chicken, vegetables and other healthier foods. I do love a great steak.

— Bill Engvall

Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.

— Bobby Flay

If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.

— Ben Kingsley

You have to kill to survive. People have been doing it forever. I eat meat, and I eat fish. If I were on a deserted island I would need that to survive.

— Benicio Del Toro

I love fishing, any kind of fishing.

— Brandi Carlile

I like golf, hiking, camping, boating and fishing.

— Bryan Clay

My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting and working around the house?

— Boo Weekley

Come September, the middle of September when the first frost comes, that’s hunting season. Fishing poles are hung up and the hunting season starts. You’ve got to be careful, if you’re a hunter, that it doesn’t become an obsession.

— Bud Grant

80 percent of our global fish stocks are fully exploited, overly exploited or have collapsed. Two billion people rely on the oceans for their primary source of protein.

— Barton Seaver

I think that most people would associate big schools of fish with healthy coral reefs. At Kingman, the predators keep the herd thin, so there aren’t a lot of big fish schools.

— Brian Skerry

My fantasy is to have a restaurant where there are no written menus, but where you just ask people, ‘What are you in the mood for? Fish? Meat? White wine?’

— Charlie Trotter

If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I have a lot of plants and fish and a pet lizard and Venus flytraps. I have a whole ecosystem in my room, like a running waterfall and different lights and sensors set on digital timers.

— Chris Pratt

I always loved fish for the colors and birds for the plumage. In the same way, I loved those women of the cabaret. They were birds of paradise.

— Christian Louboutin

Right now I’d love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest… Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.

— Cat Cora

I just learned how to scuba dive. I’d been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating.

— Cheryl Hines

I know when I was little, having my Thai mom, even I was weird about fish sauce and fish heads and clams. I kind of sided with my dad because he was a big American guy. So, we were very meat and potatoes, but I really wish I had grown up appreciating my mom’s taste a bit more.

— Chrissy Teigen

As a rough rule of thumb, I would say the smaller the pond, the more belligerent the fish.

— Craig Brown

For me, it’s just as important to eat healthy as it is to go out and eat fish and chips with my friends because socialising, and being able to socialise, is a huge part of your general wellbeing.

— Cate Campbell

I was an only child of a father who loved me deeply, but we didn’t play catch, even though I was an athlete. We didn’t go fishing or hunting or any of the things I wanted to do. Why not? He just didn’t do that.

— Charlie Rose

I eliminated coffee and fish from my diet. The pesticides in coffee and fish, as well as the mercury in the latter, are considered possible contributors to birth defects in fetal tissue.

— Constance Marie

If you ask the fish whether they’d rather have an oil spill or a season of fishing, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d vote for another blowout.

— Carl Safina

As a teenage fisherman, I watched and followed terns to find fish. Later, I studied terns for my Ph.D.

— Carl Safina

I never watch MTV. I don’t have time to watch TV. And when I do, I’m watching the Discovery Channel. ‘Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska,’ that’s my show.

— Carly Schroeder

When I was 18, I left Dublin and moved to Paris. I didn’t speak French. I didn’t know anyone. I felt like a fish out of water.

— Caitriona Balfe

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

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

I’ve always wanted to be able to hold my breath for like, ever, and swim in the water like a fish.

— Carlos Pena, Jr.

Going from ‘Shark Night’ to ‘Piranha,’ a guy holding a fish on a stick in front of you that they’re going to replace in post-production, it’s a lot different than seeing this animatronic shark that, if you get caught up in the moment, looks, acts and you sometimes think could be real.

— Chris Zylka

If you give a person a fish, they’ll fish for a day. But if you train a person to fish, they’ll fish for a lifetime.

— Dan Quayle

You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.

— Darrell Royal

What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.

— Dave Attell

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

— Dave Barry

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn’t have eyeballs or fins.

— Dave Barry

The sun is the most important thing in everybody’s life, whether you’re a plant, an animal or a fish, and we take it for granted.

— Danny Boyle

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?

— Douglas Adams

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.

— Doris Lessing

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

— Doug Larson

I’m a passionate, hardcore fisherman. Biggest fish I caught? A 200-pound tarpon.

— Dwayne Johnson

My husband is the cook at our house. I can make dessert and salad, but I stay away from meals. He makes amazing omelets, fish, and grilled vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.

— Dylan Lauren

Red candy is my favorite – I like red string licorice, Swedish Fish, and red gum balls.

— Dylan Lauren

When things are going well, I can’t write fast enough to keep up with my mind. Writing walks, speech runs and talk flies. Other times, though, it’s like fishing.

— Dylan Moran

New York has an amazing history of farming and fishing that goes right back to the Pilgrim Fathers. At its core are the four seasons, which are distinct, well-established and similar to those in Lyon, where my family lives: when it’s snowing in New York, a week later it will be snowing there.

— Daniel Boulud

I, as prime minister, never went to Washington. Certainly never went to a presidential ranch. I hate to say this, but I wasn’t going to be the pilot fish to the shark, whereas Australia quite happily bobbed along like a happy little pilot fish with a shark who was a messy eater, and I just couldn’t feel like that.

— David Lange

I used to eat a lot of fish, but I’ve been shying away from it because of the mercury thing. I eat more beef and chicken now.

— Dennis Quaid

You can’t eat fish. It’s 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.

— Dick Dale

I try to make sure to get off the bus as much as I can, try to do something during the day that’s local to where I am, whether it’s hiking or fishing.

— Dierks Bentley

Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world. This is why hunters so often give back by contributing to conservation.

— Donald Trump, Jr.

No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth – everything I need comes from my fish and vegetarian diet, which incorporates many different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.

— David H. Murdock

My plant-based diet plus fish is to credit for my low blood pressure, high energy, and robust immunity.

— David H. Murdock

No one does a better, cleaner, or environmental friendlier, than the United States, when it comes to drilling for oil, gas, coal, oil refineries and fish friendly hydroelectric.

— David Pratt

If I don’t fish in the morning, I fish in the evening.

— Deion Sanders

On tour, I’ll get up at 5 p.m. and go to bed at 8 in the morning. With fishing, it’s the exact opposite. Fishing is the only healthy thing I do. Touring is such a grind it’s the opposite of healthy.

— Dean Ween

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

— DeForest Kelley

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I’m sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I’m having the last laugh.

— Denise Richards

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

There is no need for an end to fish, or to fishing for that matter. But there is an urgent need for governments to free themselves from the fishing-industrial complex and its Ponzi scheme, to stop subsidizing the fishing-industrial complex and awarding it fishing rights, when it should in fact pay for the privilege to fish.

— Daniel Pauly

A gluten-free diet still allows you access to almost every fruit and vegetable, a variety of grains and legumes, your pick of dairy products, fresh meats and fish and a whole slew of special gluten-free delights to satisfy your pretzel-bagel-muffin-doughnut craving.

— Daphne Oz

If I could be involved in the hunting and fishing industry, that would be amazing. That said, I studied biology in college and that led into me being really involved in anatomy and being a pre-med major.

— Dustin Lynch

I definitely love beaches. I love to surf. I love to fish, and I’m always in need of a suntan.

— Dustin Lynch

Does ‘Shooting Fish’ have less artistic merit than a play like ‘Angels In America,’ which I did? Well, probably. But it’s good for something.

— Dan Futterman

We are breaking new ground in the territory of dumb with ‘Shooting Fish.’ Dumb, but in good taste. Silly, but not ridiculous.

— Dan Futterman

Wrap fish fillets, sliced veggies, and other quick-cooking items inside foil packets with bundles of fresh herbs and throw them directly on the grill the steam will release the herb’s perfume and flavor anything contained inside the pouch.

— Emeril Lagasse

You have to be cautious of eating continuously the same thing. Beef comes to mind right away, and there’s nothing wrong with beef, but you’ve got to do whatever you’re doing in moderation. So try to break it up a little bit. Eat some fish or some shellfish at least a couple of times a week.

— Emeril Lagasse

People ask me, ‘Why are you still writing books?’ Like I’m still only writing to make money and as soon as I have enough I’ll quit and go fishing? I like to write books. It’s the most satisfying thing I do.

— Elmore Leonard

I’m about to do my second Bikram yoga class in Anchorage, Alaska. It’s the only way to stay warm. I’ve got to get into shape. I’ve been eating nothing but fish and chips.

— Emily Blunt

But I love fish, cheese and meat, and I eat everything, but only in small quantities if it’s rich.

— Eva Herzigova

I decided to build a studio in my house. We built it in my basement kitchen. I had the drummer up by the fish tank. I was in the toilet singing. The bass player was out by the shelves in the living room, and the guitarist was on the couch by the telly.

— Eddi Reader

Until I was twelve years old, I led this wandering life, fishing, swimming, and making moccasins.

— Edmonia Lewis

I normally eat everything under the sun, but once a year, for a whole month, I eat nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean fish, and I feel great!

— Elizabeth Mitchell

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.

— Emanuel Steward

Fish banks are areas we set aside without fishing, reserves where we allow marine life to come back.

— Enric Sala

Why not mix this and that? If soy goes well with fish, how come no one does beef carpaccio with soy? Why do we have such a taste and not another? It’s all about culture. There is something, however, that I really don’t like: bell peppers.

— Ferran Adria

At times, I’ve referred to Christ’s miracles, and have said, ‘Well, Christ multiplied the fish and the loaves to feed the people. That is precisely what we want to do with the Revolution and socialism.’

— Fidel Castro

A well-designed home has to be very comfortable. I can’t stand the aesthetes, the minimal thing. I can’t live that way. My home has to be filled with stuff – mostly paintings, sculpture, my fish lamps, cardboard furniture, lots of books.

— Frank Gehry

We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them and they could count on it. When it came time to ask for the money for this new record, they dropped us. It was fine with us. It was a dead fish.

— Gene Ween

Cooking a piece of fish and cooking it right. Knowing the fish, knowing the properties of the fish. That’s a hard thing to do rather than covering it with a lot of sauces and foams or other cooking methods that might be high wire acts and look good on the outside.

— Geoffrey Zakarian

If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.

— George Allen, Sr.

I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven’t made it to Australia yet, but someday I’m going.

— George Strait

I take magnesium to prevent cramps. A few years back, I suffered from hamstring tears, and part of that can be to do with muscle cramping, and then pushing the muscle at that point. I also take a fish oil supplement.

— Greg Rutherford

In Japanese, sushi does not mean raw fish. It means seasoned rice.

— Guy Fieri

Comprehensive climate legislation must be passed so that we can ensure a world where this and future generations can experience the bliss of breathing clean crisp air, while fishing in the Adirondacks… and being able to eat the fish afterwards.

— Gloria Reuben

I like to run a lot. I play tennis, and I like doing outdoorsy stuff – fishing, canoeing.

— Garrett Neff

I was just different. When the other kids gravitated to football or basketball, I went fishing and skating. I was into trapping animals, pheasants and squirrels. Not only was I trapper, I was a taxidermist.

— Gene Pitney

Being down in Orlando, Florida, where we filmed the movie, I learned how to bass fish. Jerry Reed, who plays the villain in the movie, taught me how to bass fish.

— Henry Winkler

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

— Herbert Hoover

When all the routines and details and the human bores get on our nerves, we just yearn to go away from here to somewhere else. To go fishing is a sound, a valid, and an accepted reason for an escape. It requires no explanation.

— Herbert Hoover

Folks have a common misconception that Mississippi is strictly a rural, outdoors state. While we are famous for our hunting, sport fishing and year-round golf, we also have leading manufacturers like Peavey Electronics and Viking Range Corp.

— Gregg Harper

At the bottom of the ocean, bacteria that are thermophilic and can survive at the steam vent heat that would otherwise produce, if fish were there, sous-vide cooked fish, nevertheless, have managed to make that a hospitable environment for them.

— Harvey V. Fineberg

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

You’re a smaller fish in the U.S. There’s just so many more TV shows, and actors, and actresses. Where as in the U.K. you’re in a much smaller market there.

— India de Beaufort

There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.

— Jack Nicklaus

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

Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’

— Jessica Simpson

I have serious concerns about the potential risks of taking lots of fish oil capsules. So much fish oil can have paradoxical effects, reducing immune function in later life.

— Joel Fuhrman

Although measuring omega-3 levels in the blood seems like it would be an objective and accurate indicator of fish oil intake compared to using the subjects’ reported dietary intake, this test does not accurately reflect long-term dietary intake.

— Joel Fuhrman

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.

— John James Audubon

I only eat fish – no chicken, no turkey, just fish. I get all my protein from fish and egg whites.

— Jack LaLanne

To be able to serve and to eat a whole fish, especially a trout, is part of civilized dining. This applies particularly to the young, who should take to it as soon as they can handle knife and fork this is a fine way for them to begin taking pride in themselves and their abilities.

— Julia Child

Someone may offer you a freshly caught whole large fish, like a salmon or striped bass. Don’t panic – take it!

— Julia Child

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

A fishnet is made up of a lot more holes than strings, but you can’t therefore argue that the net doesn’t exist. Just ask the fish.

— Jeffrey Kluger

Way back in the 1970s, I was eating a steak, and I looked down, and for the first time it suddenly looked like flesh to me – like a dead creature. In a flash, I realized that every time I ate any kind of meat, something had been killed for me, and I stopped eating all animals, not just cows and pigs but chickens and fish.

— Joanna Lumley

Other than fishing and a little bird-hunting, all I do is write.

— Jim Harrison

If all I did was pretend I was Wilderness Jimmy, I would go stale. You know, I fish maybe 100 days of the year and bird-hunt, but if I didn’t go to Paris once or twice a year, I’d be crazy.

— Jim Harrison

I simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years.

— John McAfee

Most people only use their griddles for pancakes, but you can sear vegetables like sliced zucchini or mushrooms, thinly sliced meats like chicken or pork, or thinly sliced fish or squid.

— Jose Andres

I’d go fishing and always pretend I would catch the biggest fish. I’d stay out there for hours after everybody else left until I caught something. When I shot baskets, I was always the coach and star player and always made the winning shot.

— Jerry West

Day to day, I love eating soup and salad lots of stews, fish, chicken, meat and veg. I eat everything, and I don’t have any fads.

— Jerry Hall

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

My mornings go by so fast I forget breakfast. Lunch – that’s turned out to be my biggest meal. I like tuna fish with low-fat mayonnaise and celery, egg whites and garlic. It’s delish.

— Jackee Harry

When you cook, you take a life. When you eat fish, or meat, you take a life. And you must be very respectful of the ingredients and that is very important.

— Joel Robuchon

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

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

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

— Jim Hightower

Street-casting – people like Katie Jarvis in ‘Fish Tank,’ spotted having a row with her boyfriend on a railway platform – has helped make actors raise their game. They have to.

— Joe Dempsie

So what I did was stuff my face with anything around, any old rubbish, burgers, chocolate, crisps, fish and chips, loads of it, till I felt sick – but at least I’d had the pleasure of stuffing my face and feeling really full.

— John Prescott

I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. My dad took me hunting, trapping and fishing when I was a kid.

— John W. Thompson

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

I could have been a top notch spy. People confess the most amazing secrets to me, even when I am not fishing for those nuggets. I must look trustworthy because I sit there with a video camera or a tape recorder while the stories pour out.

— Jonathan Franklin

My grandfather, Jesse Bowman, was of Abenaki Indian descent. He could barely read and write, but I remember him as one of the kindest people I ever knew. I followed him everywhere. He showed me how to walk quietly in the woods and how to fish.

— Joseph Bruchac

In Portugal, my sculpture ‘She Changes’ refers to the town’s fishing history, to the era of seafaring trade and discovery. The contemporary site is industrial, surrounded by red and white striped smokestacks, which is mirrored in the pattern of the sculpture.

— Janet Echelman

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

Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra’s hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.

— Jim Woodring

Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.

— John Badham

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

I would just like my children to be able to eat fish when they grow up. Now, I don’t think there’s anything controversial about that.

— James Murdoch

Fishing the small streams of New Hampshire is a pastime that combines hiking, map reading, and bushwhacking – plenty of it.

— Joseph Monninger

I usually fish a Hornberg or a Muddler Minnow, a deer-haired streamer that comes in a variety of sizes and colors but replicates a sculpin minnow or a grasshopper. Even if a trout doesn’t take the larger streamers, it can usually be counted on to come up and give a look, revealing its location.

— Joseph Monninger

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

— Jimmy Cannon

I look at trees, hunt mushrooms, and watch animals. Fishing is what gets me out into the woods so I can notice these things.

— John D. Voelker

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

I can go without make-up and go fishing with my dad other times, I buy pink shoes and shop for dresses.

— Jordan Pruitt

If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.

— Lee Trevino

I’ve had fish come up on stage, and it’s pretty disgusting. I try and discourage that. I discourage anything flying up on stage, actually.

— Les Claypool

Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown onstage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.

— Les Claypool

Well, I motorcycle, I hunt, fish, I do all that. I keep busy. I’m never bored. I’ve never been bored.

— Larry Hagman

I’d rather be a big fish in a specialized pond than a little, little fish in a more generalized big pond.

— Leonard Lauder

I was vegetarian for a long time, and in the last four years I started eating chicken and fish. I feel like it really built up my strength a lot.

— Laura Wilkinson

I’m hideously shy as myself, but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish.

— Laurie Metcalf

Seventy percent of the fish we eat is black market, fished in violation of international laws. Our ignorance makes us unwilling partners in crime. Rogue economics is turning the global market into our worst nightmare.

— Loretta Napoleoni

I go four- wheeling in my truck. I also like to fish, cook, do stuff around my house. I even studied fencing for awhile.

— Luke Perry

At 2, I start preparing fish or chicken for dinner. I don’t drive. I don’t have hobbies. I have no desire to travel.

— Lawrence Sanders

I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues.

— Karl Lagerfeld

I don’t watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that’s in there.

— Karl Pilkington

I love nature – it’s probably my most favorite thing. I don’t watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that’s in there.

— Karl Pilkington

I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation.

— Katherine Jenkins

My first songs were about animals and shoes. I wrote one song about PF Flyers, and one to my fish.

— Kate Micucci

I just try to stick to clean foods, anything grilled like salmon, chicken, fish, brown rice, and veggies. I do have a really big sweet tooth, so I try to curb my cravings with fruit instead.

— Katherine Webb

I love using rice as a flour I’ll grind roasted rice and dip fish in that. It gives a beautiful, crunchy texture.

— Marcus Samuelsson

Do not tell fish stories where the people know you but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.

— Mark Twain

I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish – whatever’s freshest and line-caught – and a salad. I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound.

— Martha Stewart

For dinner parties, I love making an easy cioppino using shrimp, mussels, clams, and a hearty fish that won’t fall apart easily.

— Meghan Markle

I like fish, and I also like bear’s paws. If I cannot have the two together, I will let the fish go, and take the bear’s paws. So, I like life, and I also like righteousness. If I cannot keep the two together, I will let life go, and choose righteousness.

— Mencius

The common fisheries policy essentially gave other European Union nations unfettered access to our fish stocks and – I would hope – that if we leave the European Union, we can once more see the ports of Peterborough and Fraserhead and Grimsby flourishing, because we will take back control of our territorial waters.

— Michael Gove

I recognise that fishing is perhaps not the most high-employment industry in this country, but it’s a symbol of what we lost when we entered the E.U.: control over national resources that, if we retained them, we could have husbanded in our interest and, indeed, in the interest of others.

— Michael Gove

I’m an outdoors girl – I like to go fishing, riding four-wheelers, hunting.

— Miranda Lambert

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 left Sudan when I was 25 or 26 years old. If I had stayed, I would never have ended up being an entrepreneur. You can have the qualities, but if you don’t have the environment, you just wither away. It’s like a fish: take it out of water, it will not survive.

— Mo Ibrahim

Even I felt sorry for Richard Nixon when he left there’s nothing you can do about being born liberal – fish gotta swim, and hearts gotta bleed.

— Molly Ivins

I had to work on a Marlin boat, like gutting fish, like as the bait boy.

— Mark Ruffalo

I also have a lot of preserved foods, things that will keep for a long time like dried fish, seaweed or lotus seed.

— Martin Yan

Goodbye 2010. If you were a fish, I’d throw you back.

— Martina Navratilova

I’ve been making sushi for 38 years, and I’m still learning. You have to consider the size and color of the ingredients, how much salt and vinegar to use and how the seasons affect the fattiness of the fish.

— Masaharu Morimoto

The rich and famous expect to get a lot for their story, whether they are writing it themselves or not. It’s not that they need the money, of course it’s a question of ego, like catching the biggest fish.

— Michael Korda

I grill all the time – burgers, ribs, chicken, steak, and fish.

— Michael Strahan

The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.

— Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

If I do a role where I have to lose weight, I can do that. I eat meat, fish, vegetables, and I lose it right away. But sometimes I do a role where I have to gain weight, and I can tell you I prefer that.

— Monica Bellucci

It’s very rare you get a director who’s that invested in the actors. So yeah, when ‘Little Fish’ came around, there wasn’t much negotiation!

— Martin Henderson

Eating a varied plant-based diet – and avoiding all meat, fish, chicken and dairy products – may have much to recommend it, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

— Michael Greger

One of the worst things you can do if you’re worried about breast cancer is to cook beef, pork, fish or poultry at a high temperature – which includes frying, grilling and roasting.

— Michael Greger

Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.

— Mario Lopez

Until the Nineteen-Eighties, when Deng Xiaoping designated the area as China’s first special economic zone, Shenzhen had been a tiny fishing village. Suddenly, eleven million people appeared, seemingly out of nowhere factories sprang up, often housed in hastily constructed tower blocks.

— Michael Specter

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

I take apart restaurant menus everywhere I go. I kind of tick off a lot of chefs in restaurants because I’ll say, ‘You can keep all of the sauce, keep all of that garbage – just give me that piece of fish. Forget the salad dressing, I don’t need all of that extra stuff. Just give it to me straight up, and I’ll eat it.’

— Montel Williams

I eat foods such as fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables while avoiding red meat, dairy and wheat.

— Martine McCutcheon

We found letters at the house we bought from a sailor to his wife who lived in the house. He went down to the Caribbean on this trader vessel, bringing down salted fish. There would be handwritten letters, but also telegrams, saying which ports he was in. And he’d be gone for three months. That was just the way it is.

— Michael Winter

I like to be sort of grounded with Fish. But, at the same time, I think probably what’s unique about us is the way other dynamics happen, where I’ll play off Trey for awhile. When we start playing a jam, I don’t usually know what’s going to happen, I don’t have a plan.

— Mike Gordon

The old men running the industry just have not got a clue. They’ve got to come to terms with the fact that Britain is no longer a totally white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips it’s curry.

— Marianne Jean-Baptiste

When I am fishing, I think quite a lot about the fish, but I also think about the book I’m writing.

— Max Hastings

I never read any fairy tales or classics until I was an adult all we ever had was comics… No television, either. If we wanted entertainment, we hung around the fish shop.

— Michael Foreman

Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?

— Mark Bittman

China is responsible for a lot of the major conservation issues we’re facing. It’s the main market for rhino horn. Tigers are being killed for tiger bone wine. They’re driving the tropical timber trade and illegal logging in Indonesia, and the trade in tropical reef fish.

— Mark Carwardine

Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren’t changed.

— Mike Rounds

I followed him at the time and thought he was hysterical. He was the first serial killer, a new kettle of fish, because we didn’t have the detection techniques in those days.

— Matthew Bright

I have a lot of mice, I have a kitten named ‘Girr,’ I have an iguana named ‘Invader Zim,’ I have some fish, a whole buncha water snails, and a tarantula named ‘Sweet Pea.’

— Matthew Underwood

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.

— Norm Dicks

We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs, and we are doing a new process of mass marking with these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.

— Norm Dicks

I know that I can sing really loud. It’s like having that really big Evinrude engine on the back of your fishing boat. But I’ve been trying to be more dynamic with my voice, and not just singing on 10 all of the time out of terror.

— Neko Case

Even that was all consumed after two days, and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish, just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter mutton, beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning.

— Nellie Bly

I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales – sentient life – insects, reptiles.

— Nicolas Cage

Polynesian women are known for their long hair, glowing skin, and thick nails. And that comes from the local diet, which is mostly plant based with a little bit of fish and a lot of natural fats and oils.

— Nikki Reed

I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you have to queue up for a shot and I can’t stand that.

— 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

I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

The fun of fishing is catching ’em, not killing ’em.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, ‘Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles.’

— Norman Schwarzkopf

With sushi, it is all about balance. Sometimes they cut the fish too thick, sometimes too thin. Often the rice is overcooked or undercooked. Not enough rice vinegar or too much.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

Have you ever been to Mexico City and haggled with the locals over souvenirs? Well, in Peru, you had to negotiate like that to get the freshest fish at the market.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

Whenever possible, buy a fish whole. With tuna, this isn’t practical with smaller fish, it is.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

Of course the Japanese and Peruvian fish are different, but it’s the same Pacific Ocean. They are different, but I know fish.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

Dashi remains unfamiliar to most French and American cooks, who tend to reach for a bouillon cube to do many of the same things. But dashi is worth preparing and using the way the Japanese do: for poaching fish, as a soup base, and in simmered dishes.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

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

I grew up hunting and fishing. I’ve always been into archery. I’ve always been into cars… In my family, that was just stuff we did. That’s just the way it was.

— Paul Walker

Bluefin tuna is sort of like the cheetah of the ocean. It’s the fastest fish. It’s a warm-blooded fish. But it’s got a $100,000 price tag on its head.

— Paul Watson

If we wipe out the fish, the oceans are going to die. If the oceans die, we die. We can’t live on this planet with a dead ocean.

— Paul Watson

Taiwan gives a lot of foreign aid to Costa Rica, so it looks like they are basically buying the right to fish, even though it’s not legal.

— Paul Watson

The Polynesians used to have a system where they proclaimed a fishing area as ‘taboo.’ If any fisherman was caught fishing in a taboo area, they would be killed. The Polynesians understand that the fish had to be given a chance to recover.

— Paul Watson

There is no humane slaughter requirement for wild fish caught and killed at sea, nor, in most places, for farmed fish.

— Peter Singer

We need to learn how to capture and kill wild fish humanely – or, if that is not possible, to find less cruel and more sustainable alternatives to eating them.

— Peter Singer

I picked ducks in a tub in my dorm room. I’d hang deer in the doorway between the bedroom and the little living room in our little apartment there, and I’d skin my deer, and all the guts would go in the tub, and I’d sneak them out so my fellow students on both sides wouldn’t see all that, you know. I’d clean fish up there and all.

— Phil Robertson

I dreamed: I am the fish whose flesh is eaten, and because I am fat, it is good.

— Philip K. Dick

I didn’t have boyfriends until my late teens. I was at a girls’ boarding school, and my stepfather disapproved of me going out with anybody. I never really came across any boys. When I did, one of them asked me out, and I was petrified. I felt like a fish out of water, and it was excruciating.

— Pattie Boyd

I do love fish, and I thought it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain.

— Penny Lancaster

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.

— Ovid

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.

— Ovid

Orange juice from concentrate is labeled. Food coloring Red #5 is labeled. Fish are labeled as to whether they’ve been previously frozen. To a consumer, there’s no plausible reason why these factors should be on a food ingredient label while the presence of GMOs shouldn’t be.

— Ramez Naam

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

— Ric Keller

The big fish run the show. I’m a middle fish, but there are small fish that are poisonous.

— Roberto Cavalli

In the suburban Midwestern Reform Jewish world I was raised in, in the nineteen-seventies and eighties, grown men built plastic scale models of Israeli tanks and F-15 jets and displayed them throughout the house, dangling the warplanes from bedroom ceilings with fishing line.

— Rick Perlstein

We use our land for hunting, fishing, hiking, and to create jobs. Our outdoor economy is a billion dollar economic engine for the state that creates jobs.

— Ryan Zinke

We in America have gotten addicted to cheap food. The result of that is antibiotic-laden fish, foods that are bred to be portable.

— Ruth Reichl

Wherever the fish are, that’s where we go.

— Richard Wagner

I play guitar quite a bit, because I’m always in search of something. I don’t play to jam, but because I’m fishing. I’m looking for something, that I hope you can never find. If I do find it, I’m afraid I won’t have a need to do this any more.

— Robbie Robertson

When I’m fishing, I feel guilty that I’m not writing, and when I’m writing, I feel guilty that I’m not fishing. But when push comes to shove, I’ll always take the writing.

— Raymond Carver

If I were a man with gills, I would be a fish!

— Ryan Stiles

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

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

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

So, when I say ‘match the hatch’, if the fish are taking the nymph, and you’re actually producing a replica of a flying insect, you’ll catch fresh air.

— Rex Hunt

I spent a long time away from my parents when I was younger. I would go hunting and fishing with my uncle, and we would go for weeks at a time. I also spent a lot of time in Texas with my grandparents.

— RJ Mitte

The obsessions of others are opaque to the unobsessed, and thus easy to mock. NASCAR, jazz, baseball, roses, poetry, quilts, fishing. If we’re lucky, we all have at least one.

— Roberta Smith

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

Most of the things at the zoo don’t look like us. We’re one design that works. Our chimp pals sort of look like us, so that’s a different take on the same basic design. But fish don’t look like us, and giraffes don’t. They look a little like us, but not too much. And insects certainly don’t look like us, and they work just fine.

— Seth Shostak

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

I would love to slip into the skin of a fish and know what it’s like to be one. They have senses that I can only dream about. They have a lateral line down their whole body that senses motion, but maybe it does more than that.

— Sylvia Earle

When I write a scientific treatise, I might reach 100 people. When the ‘National Geographic’ covers a project, it communicates about plants and fish and underwater technology to more than 10 million people.

— Sylvia Earle

What we once used as weapons of war, we now use as weapons against fish.

— Sylvia Earle

We are the poorest and weakest state in the world, occupying the lowest position in international affairs the rest of mankind is the carving knife and the serving dish, while we are the fish and the meat.

— Sun Yat-sen

The humped bladderwort has yellow, snapdragon-like flowers, and it’s actually carnivorous, capable of trapping and eating not just insects but even tadpoles and tiny fish.

— Sam Kean

If you allow for a purely capitalistic society, without any type of regulation at all, you will get one monopoly that will eat all of the smaller fish and own everything, and then you’ll have zero capitalism, zero competition – it would just be one giant company.

— Serj Tankian

It was the Sephardi Jews who brought fish and chips to Britain, actually, believe it or not, from the Mediterranean world. Apart from actually eating and selling fish and chips, they were kind of debt enforcers.

— Simon Schama

Fish and Wildlife has a significant amount of federal funds for land acquisition, yet it is skimping on management of the lands it already possesses and shortchanging local tax bases.

— Stephen Fincher

The food replacement category is what it sounds like – companies are substituting plants or food grown in a lab to replace meat, fish, eggs, milk – or, like Soylent, to package nutritionally complete meals into a drink.

— Steve Blank

A simple rule of thumb is to shop the periphery of the grocery store – that’s where you’ll find meat, fish, dairy, and vegetables. Choose high-quality protein such as healthy, grass-fed beef and lamb and organic chicken and pork, and eat them in moderation.

— Suzanne Somers

Beef should be organic and grass-fed fish should be wild, not farm raised.

— Suzanne Somers

I’m from Manchester, Mass., so it was lobster, lobster and more lobster! Also, lots of fish that we caught in the summers, clam chowder and roast beef sandwiches. But my mom was pretty healthy we had a lot of chicken and broccoli and rice as well.

— Sprague Grayden

I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.

— Sam Donaldson

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

I’ve slowly gone back, later on in life, to fish and then chicken and then, last year, red meat.

— Sarah Chalke

Octopus can fish for prey while deciding what color and pattern to turn, what shape to make their bodies, be on alert for predators and aware how far away their dens are.

— Sy Montgomery

My poems always begin with a metaphor, but my way into the metaphor may be a word, an image, even a sound. And I rarely know the nature of the metaphor when I begin to write, but there is an attentiveness that a writer develops, a sudden alertness that is much like the feel of a fish brushing against a hook.

— Stephen Dobyns

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.

— Todd English

I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.

— Trevor Dunn

I just like to catch fish, I don’t care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can’t do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.

— Terry Bradshaw

I have always felt like a fish in water with football, Fox, speeches, riding horses, and raising cattle.

— Terry Bradshaw

In our fields, on our fishing vessels, in our factories and our homes, there are people deprived of their freedom and trapped in a life of unimaginable suffering.

— Theresa May

I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature – and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.

— Tiger Woods

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.

— Tom Brokaw

Horseradish is one of those perk-me-ups. You can use it in a cocktail sauce, you can bread fish with it – it loses its punch when cooked. It’s a ‘What is that?’ flavor. It adds depth of flavor to things.

— Tom Douglas

To shuck oysters, you’ll need an oyster knife, a handy tool with a sturdy handle and a short, rigid blade which you can pick up for about ten bucks in a kitchenware shop or fish market. A quick trip online will yield any number of videos and slide shows with step-by-step instructions on how to shuck an oyster.

— Tom Douglas

My favorite way to cook trout is whole, bone-in, on the grill. The fish are stuffed with sliced lemons and herb sprigs, brushed with oil, and cooked over fairly hot coals until the skin is crisp and the flesh is moist and flaky. Go ahead and gild the lily by adding a sauce.

— Tom Douglas

I think about sustainability all the time, whether it’s with fish or farmers in Eastern Oregon.

— Tom Douglas

Most of the catfish you find at the fish counter has been farmed. Though I usually prefer to buy and eat wild fish, farmed catfish taste cleaner, without the muddy taste of their wild relatives.

— Tom Douglas

My longtime friend Steven Steinbock, who has worked with me for more than thirty years, is a master at panfrying fish and seafood.

— Tom Douglas

Ling cod is a mild-flavored and somewhat delicate fish that takes well to poaching, braising and pan-roasting.

— Tom Douglas

I used to have some fish, some nice little carp, but they got too big for the tank. I don’t have any pets now.

— Tom Felton

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

My father would go shopping, and he was supposed to buy loo roll or something, but he’d always come back with some fish or shellfish. And we’ve always had fresh vegetables from the garden. He is a massively keen gardener, so he grew all our tomatoes, artichokes, asparagus – whenever he wasn’t working, he was in the garden.

— Tom Parker Bowles

My father was often away with the army, or in London, but mum did a lot of the cooking. She never liked cakes – not baking. Meat. Fish. That’s what she did.

— Tom Parker Bowles

I’ve done about every kind of fishing you can imagine, but I’ve never noodled. And the reason I’ve never noodled is because I don’t want to get bit by a water moccasin. I’m just too afraid of snakes.

— Tim Blake Nelson

Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives’ tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.

— Theodore Dreiser

I am, out of the ladies’ company, like a fish out of the water.

— Thomas Shadwell

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.

— W. C. Fields

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

There were a few youthful fishing trips, but I never enjoyed the experiences, partly because I didn’t like hurting the bait.

— Walter Cronkite

I’m not perfect and I know it. I’ve done all sorts of things that are frowned upon these days – big-game hunting, fishing. I still enjoy fishing but I don’t kill warm-blooded animals any more – I make an exception with birds sometimes.

— Wilbur Smith

Usually halfway through a book I have a serious depression, so I go on safari on my ranch in South Africa, or fishing off my island in the Seychelles. When I come back and re-read it, I think: ‘What was all that about, Smith? It’s fine, just get on with it.’

— Wilbur Smith

The park lies directly downwind from a slew of coal plants. Virtually all of the major contaminants in the local air and water are direct results of coal emissions. Coal produces ozone, which kills trees. Coal produces sulfates, which kill fish. No other park in the country has more ozone or sulfates than Shenandoah National Park.

— Wil S. Hylton

My youngest brother and I went on a ten-day canoe trip in Bowron Provincial Park in British Columbia years ago. Believe it or not, we took only granola, thinking we’d be eating a lot of lake trout. Well, we neglected to bring along a net, and our fishing line was only 8-lb. test.

— Will Hobbs

Mustanging’ was like trout fishing. It is always the big ones that get away. When you did get a bunch of them into a corral, you found they did not look half so large and handsome as when they were first sighted on the prairie.

— Will C. Barnes

I had skate wing in London. I had mine grilled with lemon and herbs, and it was the perfect seasoning for that fish.

— Venus Williams

I have three dogs, a cat, fish. I’m a huge animal lover. They’re amazing.

— Willow Shields

There’s a smugness that goes with being a huge company. The big fish say, ‘If it’s so great, why didn’t we invent it?’ But how’d you like to be makin’ buggy whips when cars came along?

— Woody Norris

In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond. But in L.A., we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond.

— Victoria Beckham

I’m a very, very healthy eater. I eat lots of fish, lots of vegetables, lots of fruit. I don’t eat junk food.

— Victoria Beckham

I’m all about the supplements. I take fish oil every single day, as well as vitamin D, magnesium, B complex, vitamin C.

— Victoria Justice

I don’t drink any coffee or take any drugs and I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t eat sugar and I don’t take any medicine at all. I eat a lot of fish, vegetables, and I stay away from starches.

— Vincent Gallo

Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.

— Virginia Woolf

Tahini is fantastically versatile, its deep, nutty flavour a harmonious match with roasted vegetables, grilled oily fish or barbecued meat.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Fish cakes are perceived as being quite British, and they’re always a bit brown and a little dull.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

You can be vegetarian and eat fish. It’s your choice, just say: ‘I am what I am.’ There are no hardcore divisions anymore.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Poaching white fish in moderately hot oil guarantees soft-textured flesh and allows you to prepare a sauce calmly, without the usual panic about overcooking the fish.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Some heat, some spice and plenty of citrus are the building blocks of many North African fish dishes.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

If you’re eight and you live in Los Angeles and everybody has toys and you go to a country that has a Marxist dictatorship and there are no toy stores and nobody speaks English and it’s blazing hot every day and they only have fish, which you don’t like, then you tend not to appreciate the cultural lessons you’re learning.

— Zooey Deschanel
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