“Love, it would seem, drives all sorts of things.”
"One must know when to go."
“With fisherman, I have noticed, they don’t care whether I am brown or white, rich or poor, wearing robes or waders. All they care about is the fish, the river and the game we play.”
"Fame is definitely a mixed blessing. Almost everyone will admit that, at some time in their life, they wished they had it. Once it starts, it's fun. The fun quickly wears off if you ever want to be alone."
“Beware of passion, Hester. It always leads to something ugly.”
“How many hours do you fish before you catch something? Is that a good use of your time for a facts and figures man? But you persist, in the wind and the rain and the cold. With such poor odds of success, why? Because you are a man of faith and, in the end, you are are rewarded for your faith and constancy with a fish.”
"Only he who never plays, never loses."
“What people do in private is best left there.”
“He had the ability to make the world seem kind.”
"Genius is not only about a particular innate gift fot 'x'. Genius is also about a desire to do 'x'. It's about a willingness to sacrifice, it's about an ability to develop that kind of obsessive interest in perfecting one's ability to do some task."