Catfish Sayings and Quotes

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


Catfish has a nice firm texture and mild flavor.     

Tom Douglas

The catfish is plenty good enough fish for anyone.     

Mark Twain

The only thing you can do to make catfish edible is fry them.     

Blake Shelton

Catfish's mild taste adapts well to a wide array of flavors, especially strong assertive ones, which is why you used to see it 'blackened' Cajun style on so many restaurant menus - a trick which soon became a tired cliche.     

Tom Douglas

It is absurd for a man to kill an elephant. It is not brutal, it is not heroic, and certainly it is not easy. It is just one of those preposterous things that men do like putting a dam across a great river, one tenth of whose volume could engulf the whole of mankind without disturbing the domestic life of a single catfish.     

Beryl Markham

A dream of life comes to me, like a catfish dancing on the end of the line.     

Bruce Springsteen

My husband calls me 'catfish.' He says I'm all mouth and no brains.     

Dolly Parton

The South, to me, is fried chicken and catfish caviar that's grits and good looking women.     

Erk Russell

We have sat on the riverbank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale.     

John Hope

She'd also called me brave unless she was talking to the catfish.     

Percy Jackson

What's the difference between a politician and a catfish? One is a wide mouthed, bottom feeding, slime sucker and the other is a fish.     

Preston Manning

I wonder if there are any catfish in this pond? It seems like a perfect place for them.     

Richard Brautigan

If I go down in for anything in history, I would like to be known as the person who convinced the American people that catfish is one of the finest eating fishes in the world.     

Willard Scott

One catfish does not make a creek, nor one hero a nation. The waves do not make the sea, but the sea furnishes forth the waves.     

William Cowper Brann