Fish Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fish quotes, fish sayings, and fish proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There are plenty of fish in the sea.

American Proverb

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.

Lewis Carroll

A little bait catches a large fish.     

John Taylor Wood

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverbs

The biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away.

Eugene Field

One man's fish is another man's poisson.


Empty the pond to get the fish.     

Robert Bresson

Fish in another man's pond and you will catch crabs.

Habeeb Akande

Net the large fish and you are sure to have the small fry.

George Eliot

The fish in the water that is thirsty needs serious professional counseling.     


In a shared fish, there are no bones.


The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water

Ralph Linton

He that would fish, must venture his bait.     

Benjamin Franklin

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The fish who keeps on swimming is the first to chill upstream.

Nick Hexum

Dont give a child a fish but show him how to fish.     

Mao Zedong

Never leave fish to find fish.     


If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.

George Allen Sr

It's no fish ye're buying, it's men's lives.     

Walter Scott

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine.


A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?     

Drew Barrymore

If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught.


The fish don't need to know why they're in the water.

Marty Rubin

A fish is more valuable swimming in the sea maintaining the integrity of oceanic eco-systems than it is on anyone's plate.     

Paul Watson

The fish once caught, new bait will hardly bite.     

Edmund Spenser

It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings.

Kurt Cobain

Fish always stinks from the head downwards.     


Only dead fish go with the flow.     


Big fish eat little fish.     


If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school.

Don Van Vliet