"If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong." John Gierach
"I've gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water."
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."
"I think I fish, in part, because it's an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution." John Gierach
"If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business."
Sparse Grey Hackle
"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra
"I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it's the one thing I can think of that probably doesn't."
"Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it..." Harry Middleton
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson