Monday, January 17, 2011

Gierach Quotes

A nice feature of reading books on kindle or iphone is the ability to highlight and bookmark. Easy to go back and read some good stuff that short term memory loses. Some of my highlights from John Gierach's – Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders.

Not long ago I spent three-hundred dollars on a fly rod, but an extra seventy-five cents for a pound of coffee still rubs me the wrong way. Once established, priorities must be maintained.

It's an article of faith among fisherman that any body of healthy water holds some monsters, fish that no one ever catches but that are, nonetheless, there.

These are established personal favorites, not so much fly patterns as articles of faith generating much magic.

Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown to nature.

The occasional peaceful bender in a solitary fishing camp is therapeutic, and I won't apologize for it.

in that part of Wyoming where daily life goes on just a peg or two above sensory deprivation

The point he's making is valid, though: Isn't it interesting that the logic you apply to the opposition is abrupt and unforgiving, while the reasoning for your own position is fluid, creative and finds infinite subtleties?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE gierach! Great blog!!! You got a new follower!