Portal:Fish/Selected quote

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This is the archives for "selected quote" section in the fish portal.

Special notes

The layout design for these subpages is at Portal:Fish/Selected quote/Layout.

  1. Each month, a new selected quote about fish is added to the next available subpage.
  2. Please see the nomination and selection here.

"Selected quote" archive

December 2006

"We eat fish and fish eat us."

---Dana Scully from The X-Files

January 2007

"Only the gamefish swims upstream, but the sensible fish swims down."

---Ogden Nash, from When You Say That, Smile

February 2007

"The fish sees the bait, not the hook; a person sees the gain, not the danger."

---Commonly attributed to be a Chinese proverb

March 2007

"Away with the superficial and selfish philanthropy of men; who knows what admirable virtue of fishes may be below low-water-mark, bearing up against a hard destiny, not admired by that fellow-creature who alone can appreciate it! Who hears the fishes when they cry?."

---Henry David Thoreau, from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

April 2007

"So long, and thanks for all the fish!"

---Last sentence the dolphins sang to humans before they flew off to space, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

May 2007

"It was always the biggest fish I caught that got away."

---Eugene Field, from Our Biggest Fish

June 2007

"Here's our Jingle for goldfish. Yes, baked and not fried goldfish. The tasty snack that smiles back until you bite their heads off."

---Lyrics to an advertising jingle of American snack crackers Goldfish

July 2007

"Fish and guests in three days are stale."

---John Lyly

August 2007

"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

March 2009

"I should have gone to college and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium, that's what I should have done."

---Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer and sex offender (1960–1994)


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