- Some Hints About Why We Fish
- Techniques and Strategies
- When and Where We Fish
- Big Fish
- The Lighter Side
- And much More
With insight from Joan Wulff and Dave Hughes, Izak Walton and George Orwell, Thomas McGuane and Ernest G. Schwiebert, Jr., and so many more, 1,001 Pearls of Fishing Wisdom highlights the joys and frustrations of this beloved sport. In addition to quotes by fishing experts and enthusiasts, Lyons features profiles of some of the most well-respected writers, journalists, and anglers in history, making the collection even more valuable for those not yet familiar with some of the sport's greatest sages. "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
--Henry David Thoreau >"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self."
In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest. From the classic wisdom of thinkers such as Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and Thoreau, to the brilliance of more modern luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Golda Meir, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill, and even lighthearted guidance from Dave Barry and Oprah, every page of this book holds valuable insight and enlightenment.When caught up in the mundane tasks of our daily lives, it's easy to get stuck in a rut and not be able to see a way out. Seeing clearly the "big picture" of the world around us can be tough. At times like these, a pearl of wisdom from this all-encompassing selection can give you just the life-changing spark you need to rethink and recharge. Selected from the greatest minds in literature, history, philosophy, philanthropy, and art--and divided into categories such as Life in the Universe, Truth, and Relationships--these 1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom are sure to be the catalyst you need to start making the positive changes that you want in your life.
A new entry in the best-selling 100 Words series selects one hundred words used by lovers and romantics from every age, featuring notes on each word as well as quotations from the poetry, letters, prose, fiction, and drama of William Shakespeare, John Donne, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Michael Ondaatje, and others. Original.
This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself--the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom--featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others--reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.
An invaluable tool for public speaking, writing, and anyone wishing to make a memorable impact with or be inspired by words, this handsomely illustrated volume is conveniently organized to facilitate finding the perfect words for any occasion. This is the perfect book for those looking for words from great thinkers and speakers in order to make a point, plead a case, or justify an opinion, to honor, glorify, or motivate others, or even for their own personal inspiration. Filled with multicultural aphorisms, adages, and axioms from numerous brilliant minds throughout the past 7,000 years and featuring more than 800 full-color illustrations, this latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series makes accessible a vast range of complex ideas from the ancient and classical era to the present. The book draws from varied fields including art, architecture, business, ecology, economics, education, law, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, science, and technology, and presents words of wisdom and inspiration from a wide array of cultural figures--from ancient sages such as Plato, Basho, Sun Tzu, and Ibn Battuta through the Renaissance and Enlightenment greats like Galileo, Copernicus, Goethe, and Newton to the icons of the present era, including Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. While many of the quotations have been published previously, 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, & Inspire is the first book to be fully illustrated (with images of the quotations' originators), and draws on a truly global, multicultural range of thinkers from ancient times to the present.
JON STEWART: "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
NORA EPHRON: "Successful parents have adult children who can pay for their own psychoanalysis." This compilation, to be enjoyed by generations young and old, deserves a place of honor on every language lover's bookshelf.
An Essential Book for Every Lincoln-Phile
Nearly 150 years after his death, the enduring legacy of a great president, an American success story, and the celebrated leader of the Civil War continues. Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches is an illuminating and inspirational collection that captures the essence of the sixteenth president--a man revered for his integrity, faith, generosity, eloquence, humor, and determination.
A sample of Lincoln's wit and wisdom:
"You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right."
On common sense:
"Common-looking people are the best in the world; that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"A man's character is like a tree and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
Each of the twelve chapters also include shrewd observations of Lincoln from those who knew him best, including his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and his greatest political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. Featuring excerpts from his most famous speeches as well as numerous photos, this timely tribute is the perfect gift for students, scholars, and history buffs everywhere.
Erasmus was fascinated by proverbs and prepared a collection of more than 4,000 of them, accompanying each with his comments, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays. His massive compendium, characterized by his wit, his elegance, his bursts of satire alternating with serious views, was among the most learned and widely circulated of Renaissance books. This selection emphasizes Erasmus' skill in explaining the proverbs, shows how he made his book, and demonstrates the way in which many of the proverbs moved into the English language. The text is illustrated with images by Brueghel and D?rer and examples of proverb use from emblem books.
Over eighty proverb essays are presented here. Some are masterpieces of social criticism ('War is sweet to those who have never tried it'), others provide scholarly explanations of philosophical ideas or gestures and customs ('Thumbs up'). Many of the proverbs have passed into modern usage ('Know thyself', To give someone the finger' 'Well begun is half done'), some even retaining their Latin form ('Deus ex machina'). And a few, it turns out, were created by Erasmus himself through his occasional misinterpretation of the ancient languages ('Pandora's box', 'To call a spade a spade').
This edition replaces the pioneering work by Margaret Mann Phillips, providing more essays and more detailed source and background information for the texts. It is based on the translations and scholarship of the Collected Works of Erasmus - mostly that of Sir Roger Mynors but also the work of Phillips herself.