Lakes quotes

  • And a wheat thin the size of Lake Tahoe.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Lakes #Tahoe #Wheat

  • We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Lakes #Squares #Gnarly

  • I'm as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes. My style comes from looking at what came before me, and from visiting a lot of places.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Stars #Moon #Lakes

  • I played with Joey Mullen back in Salt Lake City before he got called up to St. Louis. He was the first player ever to score 20 goals in the American League and 20 in the NHL. I've kept in contact with him and he's a great guy.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Player #Lakes #Nhl

  • We have all been hypnotized into thinking that we are smaller than we are. Just as an undersized flowerpot keeps a mighty tree root-bound or a little fishbowl keeps goldfish tiny, we have adapted, adjusted, and accommodated to a Lilliputian life. But place the same tree in an open field or the fish in a lake, and they will grow to hundreds of times their size. Unlike the tree or goldfish, you are not dependent on someone else to move you. You have the power to move yourself. You can step into a broader domain and grow to your full potential.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Moving #Thinking #Lakes

  • On the periscope . . . . What a beautiful view. Cloud cover over Florida - three to four tenths near the eastern coast. Obscured up to Hatteras . . . I can see [lake] Okeechobee. Identify Andros Island. Identify the reefs.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Beautiful #Moon #Lakes

  • When the waters of a lake are absolutely still, the lake reflects the trees, the sky, and everything around it perfectly. At the slightest breeze, with the smallest ripple in the waters, the lake reflects nothing but itself. To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness. The slightest breeze of judgment or interpretation from the rational mind will create a ripple that shatters Awareness and returns us to ordinary perception.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Objectivity #Sky #Lakes

  • Music is an ocean, but the repertory is hardly even a lake; it is a pond.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Ocean #Lakes #Ponds

  • Money doesn't grow on trees but it does hang out in lakes
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Lakes #Tree #Doe

  • Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Lakes #Race #Sea

  • The lake of fire awaits my lady
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Lakes

  • But I was wrong. I should have known it wasn't owver, couldn't be over quite easily. No sooner was Xavier out of sight than a little cylinder of paper fell from the top of my locker. As I unrolled it, I knew I'd see black calligraphy crawling across it like a spider. Dread settled around me like a fog as the words burned into my brain: The Lake of Fire awaits my lady
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Lakes #Sight

  • I don't think about tennis 24/7. I enjoy time on the lake at my Florida home and just being lazy on the sofa.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Home #Thinking #Lakes

  • Camping has become one of my most beloved pastimes. I take a fierce delight in swinging a pak o my back or into a canoe and heading for the hills or lakes. In my opinion, camping can be the greatest expression of free will, personal independence, innate ability, and resourcefulness possible today in our industrialized, urbanized existence. Regardless of how miserable or how splendid the circumstances, the sheer experience of camping seems a total justification for doing it.
    -- Anne LaBastille

    #Lakes #Expression #Independence

  • I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Life #Morning #Lakes

  • Idea for a short story. The shore of a lake, a young girl who's spent her whole life beside it, a girl like you She loves the lake the way a seagull does, and she's happy and free as a seagull. Then a man comes along, sees her, and ruins her life because he has nothing better to do. Destroys her like this seagull here.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Girl #Men #Lakes

  • Passing just lately over this lake, ... and examining this water next day, I found floating therein divers earthy particles, and some green streaks, spirally wound serpent-wise, and orderly arranged, after the manner of the copper or tin worms, which distillers use to cool their liquors as they distil over. The whole circumference of each of these streaks was about the thickness of a hair of one's head. ... all consisted of very small green globules joined together: and there were very many small green globules as well. [The earliest recorded observation of the common green alga Spyrogyra.]
    -- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

    #Wise #Lakes #Hair

  • There is an immense trout in Loch Awe in Scotland, which is so voracious, and swallows his own species with such avidity, that he has obtained the name 'Salmo Ferox'. I pull about this unnatural monster till he is tired, land him, and administer the coup de grace. Is this cruel? Cruelty should be made of sterner stuff.
    -- Arnold Gingrich

    #Tired #Rivers #Lakes

  • Over the years, whenever I've felt that little twinkle in the hairs on the back of my neck., as I encountered an original thought or observation in a fishing book, I've turned the corner of the page down.
    -- Arnold Gingrich

    #Book #Lakes #Hair

  • About the only certainty, other than uncertainty, in fly fishing is that a fly won't catch fish if it stays in its box.
    -- Arnold Gingrich

    #Rivers #Lakes #Sea

  • ...water that isn't fit for trout won't much longer be fit for us.
    -- Arnold Gingrich

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Secret Instructions for Reaching Xanadu: Go eastward from the Bewildered-Dragon Lake Until you see the Monastery of the West Tower straight and high above your head. Then take Those charms which, as I told you, in the breast Of your most inner robe you have hidden, and follow Their clear instruction.
    -- Arthur Davison Ficke

    #Lakes #Dragons #Secret

  • Turning points in my life... the bush, the trails, lakes, waterfalls... moving camp from one wonderful lake to another... the companionship of a great individual, a wonder with canoe, axe and fish line.
    -- Arthur Lismer

    #Moving #Lakes #Lines

  • There are two distinct visits to tackle-shops, the visit to buy tackle and the visit which may be described as Platonic when, being for some reason unable to fish, we look for an excuse to go in, and waste the tackle dealer's time.
    -- Arthur Ransome

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • . . perhaps the greatest satisfaction on the first day of the season is the knowledge in the evening that the whole of the rest of the season is to come.
    -- Arthur Ransome

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • to the pleasure of reading a favourite fishing book comes that of persuading a friend to read it too.
    -- Arthur Ransome

    #Reading #Book #Lakes

  • Good fishermen know that in talking about fishing, nothing is more interesting than the truth.
    -- Arthur Ransome

    #Lakes #Talking #Sea

  • Fishing is not like billiards, in which it is possible to attain a disgusting perfection.
    -- Arthur Ransome

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Saviour from Hell rather than a Saviour from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Fire #Lakes #Wish

  • Doing that, then doing a lot of theater, which I love. Doing guest stars, did two independent films that are going around to all these festivals. Both of them are going to be at the Lake Tahoe Film Festival.
    -- Austin Peck

    #Stars #Independent #Lakes

  • The beauty of a lake reflects the beauty around it.  When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Lakes #Self #Mind

  • If the Poe Lock were ever rendered unusable due to a terrorist attack or natural disaster, it would halt commerce on the Great Lakes and these industries would be helpless.
    -- Bart Stupak

    #Lakes #Would Be #Locks

  • Fish and visitors smell in three days.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Swan Lake is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
    -- Benjamin Millepied

    #Lakes #Swans #Dancer

  • I went to Salt Lake City and the Mormons tried to convert me, but when I found they forbade tea and tobacco I thought it was no religion for me.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Cities #Lakes #Tea

  • I walked to the lake and sat on the shore for a few minutes, just staring at the moonlight on the water. Moonlight never gets old.
    -- Bill Barich

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • They used to have a fish on the menu that was smoked, grilled and peppered They did everything to this fish but pistol-whip it and dress it in Bermuda shorts.
    -- Bill Geist

    #Rivers #Lakes #Sea

  • I love fishing. It's transcendental meditation with a punchline.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • It is a pink and blue feeling, as sharp as clear sky; a slight breeze, and the edges of Lake Nakuru would rise like the ruffle at the edge of a skirt; and I am pockmarked with whole-body pinpricks of potentiality. A stretch of my body would surely stretch as far as the sky. The whole universe poised, and I am the agent of any movement.
    -- Binyavanga Wainaina

    #Lakes #Blue #Sky

  • I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area.
    -- Bob Balaban

    #Lakes #My Family #Born

  • Ugly ducklings don't turn into swans and glide off down the lake. Whether your sunglasses are on or off, you only see the world you make.
    -- Bonnie Raitt

    #Games #Lakes #Swans

  • Today she met me at the door, said I would have to choose, if I picked up that fishing rod today, she'd be packing all her things and she'd be gone by noon....well I'm gonna miss her when I get home tonight.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Home #Lakes #Doors

  • Every city has a town outside with a lake. I pull out my fishing pole and fish. I've been doing that for a long time.
    -- Brandi Carlile

    #Lakes #Fishing #Cities

  • It is never too late to go quietly to our lakes, rivers, oceans, even our small streams, and say to the sea gulls, the great blue herons, the bald eagles, the salmon, that we are sorry.
    -- Brenda Peterson

    #Sorry #Ocean #Lakes

  • A star is born in the teeth of the Lake Michigan wind.
    -- Brent Musburger

    #Stars #Lakes #Wind

  • Salvation in its true and full meaning is synonymous with exaltation or eternal life and consists in gaining an inheritance in the highest of the three heavens within the celestial kingdom. With few exceptions this is the salvation of which the scriptures speak. It is the salvation which the saints seek. (Mormon Doctrine, 2nd ed., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966, p. 670.)
    -- Bruce R. McConkie

    #Cities #Lakes #Heaven

  • The world is not a solid continent of facts sprinkled by a few lakes of uncertainties, but a vast ocean of uncertainties speckled by a few islands of calibrated and stabilized forms
    -- Bruno Latour

    #Ocean #Lakes #Islands

  • I did grow up in New Orleans. I grew up right on the lake, right across the levee.
    -- Bryan Batt

    #Growing Up #Lakes #New Orleans

  • And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Sweet #Thinking #Lakes

  • Our Great Lakes, harbors, ports, and rivers provide not only vital resources for us to live, but an entire maritime way of life for so many people. The least we can do is protect it, and the way of life it provides for so many.
    -- Candice S. Miller

    #Lakes #Rivers #People

  • The central part of the state is more remote and less scenic, and there's a huge agricultural belt that stretches from the south of Lake Okeechobee to the border of Everglades National Park, where the restoration effort is being concentrated, .. Obviously the movement to save the Everglades runs up against agricultural concerns.
    -- Carl Hiaasen

    #Running #Agriculture #Lakes

  • All I know is that once Julián told the kids in the building that he had a sister only he could see. He said she came out of mirrors as if she were made of thin air and that she lived with Satan himself in a palace at the bottom of a lake.
    -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    #Kids #Lakes #Mirrors

  • On the day I was signed, Mr. Finley, the owner of the Athletics at that time came up to me and said, 'When you were six you ran away from home, and when your parents found you at a nearby lake, you had already caught two catfish and were pulling in a third. Now repeat it back to me.'
    -- Catfish Hunter

    #Home #Two #Lakes

  • If you are the lantern, I am the flame; If you are the lake, then I am the rain; If you are the desert, I am the sea; If you are the blossom, I am the bee; If you are the fruit, then I am the core; If you are the rock, then I am the ore; If you are the ballad, I am the word; If you are the sheath, then I am the sword.
    -- Cecilia Dart-Thornton

    #Rain #Lakes #Rocks

  • I could just envision Sam imagining that I wanted him to go out to the lake with me, only to be confronted by Jannalynn and whatever she thought of as a romantic dinner -- live rabbits they could chase together, maybe.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Lakes #Together #Rabbits

  • It is well known that no person who regards his reputation will ever kill a trout with anything but a fly. It requires some training on the part of the trout to take to this method.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Rivers #Lakes #Sea

  • In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Feet #Lakes #Water

  • ...But some of the ideas are ridiculous. Such as matching the hatch. Of course there are times when you have a fly as alike as possible to the flies on the water. But casting and accuracy and how you present your fly and how fast it gets there and how fast it swims are all more important than matching the hatch.
    -- Charles Ritz

    #Ideas #Rivers #Lakes

  • For this form of fishing (with a wet fly), the rod is no longer a shooting machine but a receiving post, with super-sensitive antennae, capable of registering immediately the slightest reaction of the fish to the fly.
    -- Charles Ritz

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Our whole past experience is continually in our consciousness, though most of it sunk to a great depth of dimness. I think of consciousness as a bottomless lake, whose waters seem transparent, yet into which we can clearly see but a little way.
    -- Charles Sanders Peirce

    #Past #Thinking #Lakes

  • I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake.
    -- Collin Peterson

    #Lakes #Events #Red

  • A trout fisherman is something that defieth understanding.
    -- Corey Ford

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about.
    -- Cotton Mather

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • There are times when salmon play no part in the proceedings of a day that is obstensibly spent in their pursuit.
    -- Dale Rex Coman

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • We have the most beautiful planet - the Rockies, the purple fields of the United States, the Lake District, the Pyrenees, the turquoise seas of the tropics.
    -- Dan Aykroyd

    #Beautiful #Lakes #Sea

  • On Memorial Day, I was out floating on Lake Norman and came across Denny Hamlin. We struck up a conversation, and one of the first things we were talking about was how much it helped him when he started racing the Cup car and how much it helped his Nationwide program.
    -- Danica Patrick

    #Memorial Day #Lakes #Talking

  • We suggest that in the next decades fisheries management will have to emphasize the rebuilding of fish populations embedded within functional food webs, within large 'no-take' marine protected areas.
    -- Daniel Pauly

    #Marine #Rivers #Lakes

  • If he comes in the dark, then it's KYAG Time!" - Harkat Mulds (The Lake of Souls)
    -- Darren Shan

    #Dark #Lakes #Soul

  • What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.
    -- Dave Attell

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Trust #Lakes #Sea

  • Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Millions of Americans own dogs, because they are good-natured, simple, and easily amused. I am referring here to the Americans. The dogs are not exactly Mensa members either, but they definitely make better pets than tropical fish.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Dog #Simple #Lakes

  • The books all say that barracuda rarely eat people, but very few barracuda can read.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Book #Lakes #Sea

  • To me, it's a great day every time I receive a letter from somebody who climbed inside one of my books, inhabited it for a while, learned a little something, and emerged grateful.
    -- David James Duncan

    #Grateful #Book #Lakes

  • In very general terms 'Top Of The Lake' is about good and evil. It's a deep dark mystery. It also deals with lots of fascinating human relationships, and it's also about the battle of the sexes.
    -- David Wenham

    #Sex #Dark #Lakes

  • As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy.
    -- Debbie Stabenow

    #Drinking #Responsibility #Lakes

  • Lake quiets, tired of my lies.
    -- Deborah Ager

    #Lying #Tired #Lakes

  • Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
    -- Don Marquis

    #Liars #Lying #Lakes

  • When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow Park we saw a few daffodils close to the waterside. But as we went along there were more and yet more and at last under the boughs of the trees, we saw that there was a long belt of them along the shore, about the breadth of a county turnpike toad. I never saw daffodils so beautiful. They grew about the mossy stones about and about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness and the rest tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake.
    -- Dorothy Wordsworth

    #Beautiful #Spring #Lakes

  • My brain feels like a cool, deep lake.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Lakes #Brain #Feels

  • Truth be told, John said, the one thing in this world I want more than anything else is a great big crowbar, to jimmy myself open and take whatever creature that's sitting inside and shake it clean like a rug and then rinse it in a cold, clear lake like up in Oregon, and then I want to put it under the sun to let it heal and dry and grow and sit and come to consciousness again with a clear and quiet mind.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Lakes #Oregon #Mind

  • For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.
    -- e. e. cummings

    #Inspirational #Ocean #Lakes

  • A standard saying among fly fishermen is that trout spend anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of their time feeding below the water's surface on the immature forms of aquatic insects. Some anglers are even more precise, but whatever the exact percentage , it's safe to say that to fully appreciate any tailwater fishery you will have to learn the fine art of nymphing.
    -- Ed Engle

    #Art #Rivers #Lakes

  • As much as anything, the anglers will clue you in to the midge hatch. You will see them hunched over in concentration like herons. The better ones will be in as close as they can get to the dimpling trout. What you'll notice is the rythmic flicking of casts toward a porpoising trout and the lack of any other motions. The only exception will be the gentle tug that sets a very small hook attached to the leader by a very delicate tippet. The playing of the trout, if it is a good one, will be a cat-and-mouse sort of ecstacy.
    -- Ed Engle

    #Cat #Lakes #Sea

  • I doubt if I shall ever outgrow the excitement bordering on panic which I feel the instant I know I have a strong, unmanageable fish, be it brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat, rainbow, steelhead or salmon on my line.
    -- Ed Weeks

    #Strong #Rivers #Lakes

  • ...there are few things deader than a dead brown trout stream.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Fly fishing or any other sport fishing, is an end in itself and not a game or competition among fishermen. . . .
    -- Ed Zern

    #Sports #Lakes #Sea

  • Contrary to common belief, it is not true that if you cut a worm-fisherman in half, each half will grow into a complete fisherman. For which we should all be eternally grateful.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Grateful #Cutting #Lakes

  • It is easy to tell tourists from tarpon. Tarpon have a narrow, bony plate inside the mouth of their lower jaw. Tourists have both upper and lower plates.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • I don't mind my hand shaking so much; it improves my S cast.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Lakes #Hands #Sea

  • Most fishing rods work better if you grasp them at the thick end. If you grasp a fisherman at the thick end, you may get a thumb bit off.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • The truth is, fish have very little sex life. If you have ever tried to make love under water, you will know why.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Sex #Rivers #Lakes

  • I get all the truth I need in the newspaper every morning, and every chance I get I go fishing, or swap stories with fishermen to get the taste of it out of my mouth.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Morning #Lakes #Sea

  • I make it a rule never to weigh or measure a fish I've caught, but simply to estimate its dimensions as accurately as possible, and then, when telling about it, to improve these figures by roughly a fifth, or twenty percent. I do this mainly because most people believe all fishermen exaggerate by at least twenty percent, and so I allow for the discounting my audience is almost certain to apply.
    -- Ed Zern

    #Believe #Lakes #Sea

  • If there are greater activities in Vesuvius or Pelee, then the southern coast of California and the areas between Salt Lake and the southern portions of Nevada, we may expect, within the three months following same, inundation by the earthquakes. But these are to be more in the Southern than the Northern Hemisphere.
    -- Edgar Cayce

    #Lakes #Earthquakes #California

  • Can we afford clean water? Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to make possible life on this planet? Can we afford life itself? Those questions were never asked as we destroyed the waters of our nation, and they deserve no answers as we finally move to restore and renew them. These questions answer themselves.
    -- Edmund Muskie

    #Ocean #Moving #Lakes

  • Why is it that the destruction of something created by humans is called vandalism, yet the destruction of something created by God is called development?
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Lakes #Sea #Fishing

  • Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Running #Lakes #Tree

  • During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake.
    -- Edward Burnett Tylor

    #Lakes #Valleys #Mexico

  • The time must come to all of us, who live long, when memory is more than prospect. An angler who has reached this stage and reviews the pleasure of life will be grateful and glad that he has been an angler, for he will look back on days radiant with happiness, peaks of enjoyment that are no less bright because they are lit in memory by the light of a setting sun.
    -- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

    #Memories #Grateful #Lakes