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The Best Fishing Quotes From Some Famous People

40 Of The Best Fishing Quotes From Famous Athletes, Celebrities And Historical Figures

Everyone loves amazing fishing quotes, and we have found some of the funniest around!

From grade school to the workplace, quotes from famous people often make it into a conversation. If you are like us, you have that one friend who can quote anyone or any movie. Imagine if you knew fishing quotes that you could drop on your next fishing trip. This will not only impress the other guys on the boat but can often spark great conversation.

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We have made it our goal to put together only the best fishing quotes on the planet. We have scoured the internet for hours trying to find the best fishing quotes from athletes, celebrities, and historical figures.

40 Amazing Fishing Quotes By Famous People

1. “There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.”

- Steven Wright (American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer)

2. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!”

George Foreman (American Professional Boxer)

3. “Probably fishing is my first passion.”

- Luke Bryan (American Country Music Singer)

 

4. “Somebody behind you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”

- Erest Hemingway (American novelist)

5. “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 (English poet and children's writer)

6. “I’m just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family. I love playing dominoes and card games and hunting and fishing. That’s just what I like to do.”

- Jase Robertson (Duck Dynasty)

7. “I only make movies to finance my fishing.”

- Lee Marvin (American film and television actor)

8. “There are only two occasions when American respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.”

- Herbert Hoover (American President)

9. “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 (American Professional Golfer)

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10. “Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.”

- Jeff Foxworthy (American stand-up comedian)

11. "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 (American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality)

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.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/garrison_keillor_451988?src=t_fishing
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.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/garrison_keillor_451988?src=t_fishing
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.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/garrison_keillor_451988?src=t_fishing
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.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/garrison_keillor_451988?src=t_fishing

12. Every city has a town outside with a lake. I pull out my fishing pole and fish. I've been doing that for a long time.

Brandi Carlile (American Musician)

13. I would read fishing reports on the road and then it just occurred to me: I should go to sea school and get my captain's license, see if I can get paid.

- Dean Ween (American Musician)

14. “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 (American author)

15. “Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.”

- Mariano Rivera (American Professional Baseball Player)

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

- Jack Nicklaus (American Profession Golfer)

17. “I can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.”

- Deion Sanders (American Professional Football Player)

18. “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.”

- Tom Brokaw (American television journalist and author)

19. “What people don’t understand is that this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There’s no other nation in the world where that happens. And it’s very much a part of our heritage”

General Norman Schwarzkopf (United States Army General)

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

- Doug Larson (communist and editor)

21. The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.

- A.K. Best (American Author)

22. "All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight."

- John Steinbeck (American Author)

23. “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 (American Investor)

24. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.”

- Norman MacCaig (Scotish Poet)

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

- Mario Lopez (American TV Actor)

26. "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity."

Karl Marx (German Philosopher)

27. "Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once."

- Lee Wulff (American Artist)

28. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.”

Rich Barry (American Musician)

29. “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 (American Professional Golfer)

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30. “I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there.”

- Robert Altman (American Film Director)

31. “There is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle."

- Fennel Hudson (Author)

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

Jimmy Cannon (Sports Journalist)

33. "If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."

- Zane Grey (American Author)

34. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”

- Henry David Thoreau (American Poet and Philosopher)

35. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

- Bible (John 21:3)

36. "Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God."

- Tony Blake (Producer and Writer)

37. Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.

- Charles Waterman (United States Senator from Colorado)

38. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?"

William Shearwood Fox

39. "A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm."

William Shakespeare (Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3)

40. “Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown on stage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.”

- Les Claypool (American Musician)

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 We hope you enjoyed reading some of our favorite fishing quotes. These indeed are some of the best around. Please share this with all your friends and be ready next time you need to drop random fishing quotes. If you have any questions or comments, you can email us at info@hfdepot.com or post it in the comment section below. Maybe we missed one of you favorite classic fishing quotes, if so please send us any quotes that you may want us to add. We are always on the look out for funny fishing quotes. Maybe you have a quote of your own that you want to share with the fishing world, please do not hesitate to share! Once again we hope you have enjoyed our collection of 40 amazing fishing quotes by famous people.

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Ethan seaman - November 18, 2019

A bad day at fishing is better than a good day at work.

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