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Quotes of the Day for 9 August 2002 – Fish

Isaac Walton was born in a village near Stafford, England on this day in 1593. He was a successful businessman who turned to literature after the English Civil War in the 1640s. His most famous book, The Compleat Angler, has been printed in over 300 editions, more often than any English-language work save two: the Bible and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. In his honor I went digging for quotes mentioning fish.

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The quotes:

Call intuition cosmic fishing. You feel a nibble, then you've got to hook the fish.
     - Buckminster Fuller

Life, according to Zen, ought to be lived as a bird flies through the air, or as a fish swims in the water.
     - D. T. Suzuki

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
     - Gloria Steinem

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
     - Malcolm Muggeridge

Autumn comes to the sea with a fresh blaze of phosphorescence, when every wave crest is aflame. Here and there the whole surface may glow with sheets of cold fire, while below schools of fish pour though the water like molten metal.
     - Rachel Carson


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