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fish Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about fish
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Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.
Peter Benchley
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Jaws
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Harry Meadows
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fear
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Food Chain
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You have to understand. There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear.
Jaws
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Harry Meadows
Jaws
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fear
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sharks
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“We’re at the creek catching fish with a holey net. Understandably, this may take some time. Come join us if you enjoy frustration.”
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“He did not rate that text at a plucked hen Which says that hunters are not holy men And that a monk uncloistered is a mere Fish out of water, flapping on the pier, That is to say a monk out of his cloister. That was a text he held not worth an oyster”
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They were all anxious to see this wonderful soldier who had travelled about inside a fish; but he was not at all proud.
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What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box and cover it with wet weeds to die?
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“You know what they say: A woman needs a man about as much as a fish needs a bicycle.”
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“She’d also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.”
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“I’ve memorized all the fish in the sea I’ve memorized each opportunity strangled and I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love and I’ve memorized that too.”
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“Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups! They swim the huge fluid freedom.”
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“You’re like a little wild thing that was never sent to school. Sit, I say, and you jump up. Come, I say, and you go galloping down the sand to the nearest dead fish with which you perfume your sweet neck.”
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“Goldfish, Goldfish, what do you see? I see a teacher looking at me.”
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″ ‘If you run after me,’ said the little bunny, ‘I will become a fish in a trout stream and I will swim away from you.’ ‘If you become a fish in a trout stream,’ said his mother, ‘I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.’ ”
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“Mr. Brown is so smart he can even do this: he can even make a noise like a goldfish kiss!”
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“Is this fresh fish from Finney’s diner?” “Of course! There’s none fresher or finer!”
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″ You can go on stilts. You can go by fish.”
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“Maisy feeds the fish.”
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“He decided to just keep afloat, treading water and hoping that something- who knows what? – would turn up to save him. But what if a shark, or some big fish, a horse mackerel, turned up? What was he supposed to do to protect himself? He didn’t know.”
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“...a huge head burst through the surface of the water and loomed up over him. It was a whale. ‘What sort of fish are you?’ the whale asked. ‘You must be one of a kind!’ ‘I’m not a fish,’ said Amos. ‘I’m a mouse, which is a mammal, the highest form of life. I live on land.’ ‘Holy clam and cuttlefish!’ said the whale. ‘I’m a mammal myself, though I live in the sea. Call me Boris,’ he added.”
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Amos
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water
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lands
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mouse
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“ ‘Are you sure you’re a mammal?’ Amos asked. ‘You smell more like a fish.’ Then Boris the whale went swimming along, with Amos the mouse on his back.”
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“She knew that the game serves only to sharpen the appetite for the feast to follow. It is his meal or mine, thought Mowzer, as she looked at the floundering fish in the belly of the boat. Blue, green and silver, they glistened in the greyness. It made her mouth water to look at them.”
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“Mowzer was very partial to a plate of fresh fish. In fact she never ate anything else. But she liked a little variety.”
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“There is a fish tank in our class which no fish in it. A guinea-pig cage with no guinea-pig in it; A formicarium with no ants in it; and according to Miss Hodge some of our head are empty too.”
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″‘There, there, Hamish,’ said Mrs. Grinling consolingly, ‘I’ll have a tasty piece of herring waiting for you when you arrive home.‘”
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“Grandpa kept some of the fish they caught in a net in the water. Every evening Stina pulled it out of the water and chose a fish for dinner. It was always delicious.”
Stina
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Stina
Grandpa
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“After breakfast, they went out in Grandpa’s boat to check the nets. Sometimes they were full of fish. Sometimes there was nothing but a bit of seaweed.”
Stina
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Stina
Grandpa
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“And into Will’s mind, whirling him up on a wind blowing through and around the whole of Time, came the story of the Old Ones. He saw them from the beginning when magic was at large in the world; magic that was the power of rocks and fire and water and living things, so that the first men lived in it and with it, as a fish lives in the water.”
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“Fish can’t close their eyes. They keep them open all the time, even when they’re dead. Most people die when they get too old... when they don’t have the energy to walk around anymore, and when they almost can’t cope in a wheelchair either...”

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