Sunday, July 09, 2006

Could not have said it better myself

Below is a series of quotes about fishing. Some good, some great and all relevant....enjoy

"A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it." -Arnold Gingrich

"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains." Thoreau"

"Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout." -Irish proverb

"There is certainly something in fishing that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, a pure serenity of mind." -Washington Irving

"If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere." -Vincent Van Gogh

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

"Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up." -Arnold Gingrich, 1969

"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, A River Runs Through It, 1976

"If fishing is like religion, then flyfishing is high church." -Tom Brokaw

"If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business." -Alfred W. Miller

"Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job." -Paul Schullery

"The difference between fly fishers and worm dunkers is the quality of their excuses." -Anonymous

"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God." -Tony Blake

"The two best times to fish is when it's rainin' and when it ain't." -Patrick F MacManus

"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics, that it can never be fully learnt." -Izaak Walton 1653

"I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout." -Paul O'Neil

"In my family, there was no clear division between religion and fly fishing." -Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It, 1976

"Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate." -Izaac Walton

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