Generally attributed to Henry David Thoreau.
For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting Fish in the sea.
"My will contains directions for my funeral which will be followed not by mourning coaches but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small travelling aquarium of live Fish, all wearing scarves in honour of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow-creatures. It will be, with the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of the kind ever seen."George Bernard Shaw
Any performance is discussable from the standpoint of what it attains or what it misses.Comprehensiveness can be discussed as superficiality, intensiveness as stricture, tolerance as uncertaintyand the poor pedestrian abilities of a Fish are clearly explainable in terms of his excellence as a swimmer. A way of seeing is also a way of not seeing.
The bird on the branch, the lily in the meadow, the stag in the forest, the Fish in the sea, the countless joyful creatures sing, God is Love. But beneath all these sopranos, as it were a sustained bass part, is the de profundis of the Sacrificed, God is Love.Soren Kierkegaard
Give a man a Fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a sub-prime Fish loan and you're in business, buddy.stephen colbert
I am pretty health-conscious, so when my girlfriend and/or I make dinner--no, I don't have a cook!--we choose the healthier options: lean meats, steamed veggies, Fish, etc. Of course, there are always those cravings for the "bad foods" that I do give in to once in a while!tiger woods
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and a smelly Fish.josé rizal
It is to be observed that "angling" is the name given to fishing by people who can't Fish.stephen leacock
The pleasant'st angling is to see the Fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream, And greedily devour the treacherous bait.william shakespeare
Whether a man goes down with a law bullet in a vital part or is wearied out as is the Fish before being landed, where he may gasp his life out; whether he dies with one convulsion after a swallow of prussic acid or dreamily passes away in the solace of an opium overdraught, is perhaps no matter in the end. In the processes there is a vast difference, but the tombstones the reports of that Court which has the last say read very much alike. The figure is, perhaps, not a bad one.
All that is told of the sea has a fabulous sound to an inhabitant of the land, and all its products have a certain fabulous quality, as if they belonged to another planet, from seaweed to a sailor’s yarn, or a Fish story. In this element the animal and vegetable kingdoms meet and are strangely mingled.Henry David Thoreau
Fish not, with this melancholy bait, For this fool-gudgeon, this opinion.william shakespeare
And besides, Mrs Forthby in the flesh was a different kettle of Fish to Mrs Forthby in his fantasies. In the latter she had a multitude of perverse inclinations, which corresponded exactly with his own unfortunate requirements, while possessing a discretion that would have done credit to aTrappist nun. In the flesh she was disappointingly different.Tom (Thomas Ridley) Sharpe
They can't concentrate, they don't have stamina, and they aren't creative. They are all Fish.bobby fischer
If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead Fish can go with the flow.jim hightower
What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to Fish?thomas gray
When you were a tadpole and I was a Fish, in the Palæozoic time And side by side in the sluggish tide, we sprawled in the ooze and slime.langdon smith
I often sigh still for the dark downward and vegetating kingdom of the Fish and reptile.
She is nether Fish nor flesh, nor good red herring.john heywood