„Ideas are like fish.
If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.“
— David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Catching the Big Fish (2006), Context: Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful. Introduction, p. 1
— Laozi, buch Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching, Ch. 60
„The big fish tubs are completely lined
with layers of beautiful herring scales
and the wheelbarrows are similarly plastered
with creamy iridescent coats of mail,
with small iridescent flies crawling on them.“
— Elizabeth Bishop American poet 1911 - 1979
Poem: At the Fishhouses
„The French man-of-war was small and agile, and from the deck of the fishing boat looked as big as a frigate. She was carrying so much sail it made Browne feel that their own boat was unmoving …“
— Douglas Reeman British author 1924 - 2017
A Tradition of Victory, Cap 13 "No Fighting Sailor"
— Algernon Sidney British politician and political theorist 1623 - 1683
Discourses Concerning Government (1689), Ch. 2, Sect. 18; comparable to: :3 Fish: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. :1 Fish. Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones. :*William Shakespeare, Pericles, Act ii. Sc. 1.
— Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982), Page 236
— PZ Myers American scientist and associate professor of biology 1957
During an interview for Ray Comfort's " Evolution vs. God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0u3-2CGOMQ" (2013), after explaining that Comfort was wrong to disregard the Lenski experiment on the grounds that Lenski's bacteria "are still just bacteria". After Comfort asked him again, "Humans beings are fish?", Myers replied again "Yes, of course they are."
— Daniel Johns Australian musician 1979
On Stage, 31st of August, 2007 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, introducing "Tuna in the brine"
„Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew.
Longer than there've been stars up in the heavens,
I've been in love with you.“
— Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007
Song lyrics, Phoenix (1979), Longer.
„Sure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature.“
— John Gierach, Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury