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77,762. I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. (Japan & Fish) Britney Spears
122,906. Puffer fish: its internal organs contain one of the most potent neurotoxins ever discovered: it is the TTX in the puffer fish which induces a total body flacid paralysis, almost indistinguishable from death. (Zombie & Haiti & Fish) Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: Investigating the Haitian Zombie, Vice 2012
52,393. A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. William Shakespeare, Hamlet IV iii 27-28
4,598. What have we here, a man or a fish? Dead or alive? – A fish, he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell … There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. (Man & Fish & Monster) William Shakespeare, The Tempest II ii @24, Trinculo
52,373. Third Fisherman: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
First Fisherman: Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones. William Shakespeare, Perecles II i 26
5,631. The sensory world of the catfish is a remarkable one. Its map of the universe is built from the thousands of chemicals it can detect in the water. (Life & Fish) Professor Brian Cox, Wonders of Life II: Expanding Universe
22,457. I promised that I would tell you why I never eat fish. (GBH Films & Fish) The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 starring Jack Nicholson & Bruce Dern & Ellen Burstyn & Julia Anne Robinson & Scatman Crothers & Charles Lavine et al, director Bob Rafelson, opening monologue
22,458. The breadcrumbs only helped to conceal bones. When the inevitable coughing began, my brother and I just sat and looked at each other not moving. Grandfather’s eyes got wide. His face became contorted and red, his arms flailing about. (GBH Films & Fish) ibid.
23,689. The message was this: so long and thanks for all the fish. (Science Fiction Films & Fish) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2005 starring Martin Freeman & Sam Rockwell & Mos Def & Zooey Deschanel & Bill Nighy & Warwick Davis & Anna Chanccellor & John Malkovich & Kelly Macdonald et al, director Garth Jennings; see also novel Douglas Adams, commentary
30,777. You see, Baldrick, when I was a baby I was savaged by a turbot. (England & Elizabeth & Fish) Curtis & Elton, Blackadder II: Potato, Percy to Baldrick
32,846. I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully. (Bush & Fish) George W Bush
48,644. This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time. (Coal & Fish) Aneurin Bevan
51,448. They keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. It’s nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it’s because there's too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science. (Climate Science & Sea & Fish) Karl Pilkington
51,500. Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery. (Environment & Mountains & Fish & Nature) Cormac McCarthy, The Road
51,712. Life began in the sea. (Animals & Life & Sea & Ocean) David Attenborough, Life on Earth V: Conquest of the Waters
51,713. A number of different ways of propelling themselves through the water. (Animals & Sea & Ocean & Fish) ibid.
51,715. The Ray has flattened its body to an extreme degree. (Animals & Sea & Ocean & Fish) ibid.
51,717. Open water fish often form vast shoals. (Animals & Sea & Ocean & Fish) ibid.
51,718. Many species have never been filmed. (Animals & Sea & Ocean & Fish & Species) ibid.
51,719. Salmon … a paragon among fish. (Animals & Sea & Ocean & Fish) ibid.
51,720. 350 million years ago … the fish began to haul themselves on to the land. (Animals & Evolution & Fish) David Attenborough, Life on Earth VI: Invasion of the Land
52,387. They developed originally from simple sea creatures, perhaps not unlike these – sea squirts. (Fish & Animals) David Attenborough, Life on Earth (revised series) Fish, Birds & Reptiles
52,388. Bony fish now live in almost all parts of the ocean as well as in fresh water. (Fish & Animals) ibid.
52,389. Water is eight hundred times more dense than air. (Fish & Water & Animals) ibid.
52,390. My vote would go to this – the Salmon ... This surely must be the paragon of fish. (Fish & Animals) ibid.
63,279. Some of them did regularly get out onto land. Whatever the reason for this move they evolved into the first amphibians. (Amphibian & Fish & Frog) David Attenborough, Life On Earth (revised series), Fish, Birds & Reptiles
52,610. The salmon have arrived. This is the world’s largest freshwater fish migration. Across the northern hemisphere salmon returning from the ocean to their spawning grounds battle their way for hundreds of miles upstream. (Animals & Earth & Fish) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Freshwater e3
52,611. Piranha can strip a fish to the bone in minutes. (Animals & Earth & Fish) ibid.
52,641. The Great White – the largest predatory fish on the planet. (Animals & Earth & Sea & Shark & Fish) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Shallow Seas e9
52,646. The weirdest in this world of the strange: Vampyroteuthis – the vampire squid from hell. (Animals & Earth & Ocean & Fish) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Ocean Deep e11
52,649. The biggest of all fish, Thirty tons in weight, twelve metres long. A whale shark. Its huge bulk is sustained by mere microscopic creatures of the sea: plankton. (Animals & Earth & Ocean & Fish) ibid.
51,776. The shrimp and the gobi [fish] .. The blind landlord provides the accommodation and the tenant provides a guidance service. (Animals & Fish) David Attenborough, The Trials of Life VII: Living Together
51,856. This is a lungfish. It pumps itself along the river bottom using two pairs of fleshy muscular fins placed low on its body. (Animals & Fish) David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood II: Land Invaders
52,566. Humboldt squid: two meters long they have a local reputation as man-eaters ... This is a pack of hundreds. (Animals & Ocean & Sea & Fish) David Attenborough, Life: Creatures of the Deep e8