If you love fish, enjoy this collection of proverbs and quotes about fish and fishing.

Like a fish in the water.

A child without a mother is like a fish in shallow water.

Myanmar proverb

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

Drew Barrymore

At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish.


Big fish eat little fish.

Different fields, different grasshoppers; different seas, different fish.


Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.

Indian proverb

Don't give a child a fish but show him how to fish.

Mao Zedong

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.


He who digs too deep for a fish, may come out with a snake.

Ethiopian proverb

He who has been bitten by a snake is afraid of an eel.

Danish proverb

In a shared fish, there are no bones.


It is better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a mighty ocean.

Like a fish out of water.

Not feeling at home where you are.

Looking for fish? Don't climb a tree.

Chinese proverb

Marriage is a sack full of ninety-nine snakes and one eel.

Spanish proverb

Never offer to teach a fish to swim.

The big fish eat the little fish, the little fish eat the water-insects, and the water-insects eat the weeds and mud.


The bigger the river the bigger the fish.

Portuguese proverb

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

Eugene Field

The cat loves fish, but she's loth to wet her feet.

There are people that fish and those who just disturb the water.

Chinese proverb

There are plenty of fish in the sea.

American proverb

To fish behind the net.

Dutch proverb

When the water rises the fish eat the ants, when the water falls the ants eat the fish.

Who hears the fishes when they cry?

Henry David Thoreau

You can worship a sardine's head if you believe in it.

Japanese proverb