quote by Vincent Van Gogh

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

— Vincent Van Gogh

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Many of us would probably be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect


Fishermen quote The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

Poets talk about "spots of time", but it is really the fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone.

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Most fishermen use the double haul to throw their casting mistakes further.

What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen.

The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen.


Most fishermen swiftly learn that it's a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn't trust with your wife.

The confirmed man of trout should resolve to get along with wood ticks.

Any other procedure would fail because the wood tick is determined to get along with trout fishermen.

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals - beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout.

Fishermen, no matter what supreme good fortune befalls them, cannot ever be absolutely satisfied. It is a fundamental weakness of intellect.

A positive attitude and an open mind are true characteristics of all good fishermen


Fishing is a quest for knowledge and wonder as much as a pursuit of fish;

it is as much an acquaintance with beavers, dippers, and other fishermen as it is the challenge of catching trout.

There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast.

I respected it. I submerged myself into it. So on a lot of days off I would go and fish with the fishermen and the families that ran the boats. I would go work the fields with farmers. I would go and talk with farmers about growing particular products for me.

The truth is that trout fishermen scheme and lie and toss in their sleep.

They dream of great dripping trout, shapely and elusive as mermaids, and arise cranky and haggard from their fantasies. They are moody and neglectful and all of them a little daft. Moreover they are inclined to drink too much.

Unfortunately, marketing textbooks is like marketing fishing lures: the point is to catch fishermen, not fish. Thus many adopted textbooks are flashy to catch the eye of adoption committees but dull when read by students.


I grew up in Scotland, and everyone wore Barbour.

It's very practical, it's very outdoorsy. It's what the gamekeepers and the fishermen and the farmers would wear.

I have found more inspiration in the cottages of fishermen than in the palaces of the rich.

Christ surrounded himself with beggars, prostitutes, tax-collectors and fishermen. ... what he meant by this was that the divine spark is in every soul and is never extinguished.

There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen's café

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.


I can't sit and compare my trouble to Brian Wilson but I came from a blue-collar family of fishermen. Music was an escape and a way for me to dream of better things and a better place to be. Let's just say I was an insecure, scared kid.

Sleeping we imagine what awake we wish; D ogs dream of bones, and fishermen of fish.

Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.

There are many good fishermen and some great ones. But there is only one you.

There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen's wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.


The things fishermen know about trout aren't facts but articles of faith.

I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.

In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary.

People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen.

The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing.

He told us about Christ's disciples being fisherman, and we were left to assume.

..that all great fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.


In these sad and ominous days of mad fortune chasing, every patriotic, thoughtful citizen, whether he fishes or not, should lament that we have not among our countrymen more fishermen.

Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.

I remember surfing in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, even Madeira, when local fishermen had never seen a surfboard before, and refused to believe that we could ride a wave on one.

The difference between hunting and fishing is that hunters seek their prey while fishermen try to become prey; they do their best to make their lures look attractive and vulnerable so that fish will attack them.