Goldfish Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old goldfish quotes, goldfish sayings, and goldfish proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality? Stephen Hawking
Most times a person grows up gradually, but I found myself in a hurry... Hoping to find an answer, I uncovered an article about the common goldfish. 'Kept in a small bowl, the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish will double, triple, or quadruple in size.' It occurred to me then that I was intended for larger things. After all, a giant man can't have an ordinary-sized life. John August
Goldfish have no memory, I guess their lives are much like mine. And the little plastic castle is a surprise everytime. Ani DiFranco
Very few of us have any idea whatsoever of what life is like living in a goldfish bowl,except, of course, for those of us who are goldfish. Graham Taylor
We all live in a televised goldfish bowl. Kingman Brewster Jr.
I might have been a goldfish in a glass bowl for all the privacy I got H.H.Munro
We now have, in effect, reality television. You're in a goldfish bowl, everything you do is being watched. In government these days you come to be much more disciplined in giving what I call a 'running commentary'. Tom Kelly
He'd failed them, the swimming goldfish of his life's tiny existence whom he held so dear in his heart; he'd turned his muses into mistakes and no one knew the difference but him. Luke Taylor
In my early career I was like a goldfish. Rejection didn't affect me; I'd just forget how bad it was and keep going back for more. Emily Watson
For all the bad things people say about the river -- and most people see it as a giant sewer -- the goldfish show the river can sustain life. It makes the whole idea more personal. Ed Reyes
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish Kin Hubbard
If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours. Eleanor Roosevelt
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish. Bill O'Reilly
A goldfish is reason enough for living, if someone needs a reason. Mason Cooley
I have the financial morals of a goldfish, I can resist everything but temptation. Ruth St. Denis
Your husband drinks too much if he says he never drinks alone, but considers the goldfish somebody. Phyllis Diller
So I went in to a pet shop. I said, 'Can I buy a goldfish?' The guy said, 'Do you want an aquarium?' I said, 'I don't care what star sign it is.' Tim Vine
Like a goldfish in tank, encased in televised transparency. Your insecurities were conspicuous. Writhing within the incognito. You locked yoursekf in Aarsha Sadar
Like simple minded goldfish, we often believe the boundaries of our bowl to be the entire ocean. Laren Grey Umphlett
I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak, too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble. Prince Harry