You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
Fishing is a… discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.
There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.