I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea; From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Donaghadee; I miss the river Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen; The moorlands and the meadows and their forty shades of green; But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town; And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown; Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen; Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar and there's forty shades of green;
Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.
__Pierre Joseph Proudhon, The Match!
The days a man spends fishing or spends hunting should not be deducted from the time that he's on earth. In other words, if I fish today, that should be added to the amount of time I get to live. That's the way I look at recreation. That's why I'll be a big conservation, environmental President, because I plan to fish and hunt as much as I possibly can.
__George Bush, Los Angeles Times, 30 December 1988