Bait Quotes

Bait Quotes by Eric Alterman, Jonathan Karl, Jeremy Wade, Jaime Harrison, Madeline Kahn, Anne Bradstreet and many others.

The war on terrorism was a bait and switch operation.
I think that we need to be careful, as reporters and as journalists, not to take the bait and not to get into an endless discussion about issues that are trivial.
Fishing is quite a good metaphor for life. You do your prep, you do your thinking, you put your bait out, and you wait, confident that you’ve done your groundwork. But a lot of life is luck.
Small businesses are the heart and soul of South Carolina‘s economy – from our bait stores to our restaurants and barber shops.
Ah, but the servant waits, while the master baits.
Satan, that great angler, hath his sundry baits for sundry tempers of men, which they all catch greedily at, but few perceive the hook till it be too late.
Whenever I watch the beginning of Jimmy Fallon, I feel like I should sue the Roots for bait and switch.
The profound difference that divides the human race is a question of bait – whether to fish with worms or not.
Don’t be sucked in by the su-superior, don’t swallow the culture bait, don’t drink, don’t drink and get beerier and beerier, do learn to discriminate.
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth,
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlasses and with assays of bias,
By indirections find directions out.
They call me the father of illustrated journalism. What folly! I never thought any such thing. I had a small newspaper, which had been dead for years, and I was trying in every way to build up its circulation. What could I use for bait? A picture, of course.
Not to mention, we’re using you for bait. (Syn) Are you that drunk? (Nykyrian) What? I wasn’t supposed to tell her that? (Syn) I’m bait? (Kiara) No, you’re not bait. Ignore the alcoholic whose view of reality is distorted by his brain-damaged hallucinations. (Nykyrian)
When you were young, you thought time was a burden, something to be discharged as fast as possible so you could be grown-up. But it was such a bait-n-switch – when you were an adult, you came to realize that minutes and hours were the single most precious thing you had.
A great screenplay is the most powerful bait in Hollywood.
The moth unwitting rushes on the fire, Through ignorance the fish devours the bait, We men know well the foes that lie in wait, Yet cannot shun the meshes of desire.
Every man has his price. This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Shane said, “Don’t worry. I’ll protect you.” Claire hit him in the shoulder. “I don’t need you to protect me.” “Then why am I going first?” “So you can take the first punch while I throw the second?” “So I’m bait? Ouch. You’ve been in Morganville way too long, girl.
When you get older and you start dating, I want you to be able to say one thing, ‘I made a hook.’
Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.
Oh good. I love being bait for a homicidal mutilator.” Stephanie Plum
Grandpa‘s mind had left us, gone wild and wary. When I walked with him I could feel how strange it was. His thoughts swam between us, hidden under rocks, disappearing in weeds, and I was fishing for them, dangling my own words like baits and lures.
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
You’ve gotta have a path [in your life]. And then, within that path, you have to be flexible. When things aren’t working, you’ve gotta cut bait and find something else, but if you don’t have a path, you’re just dead.
The fish adores the bait.
It must be observed that fishing with any living bait is to be condemned for the same reason as fishing with a worm: in all such instances we torture two animals at once for our amusement.
Bait the hook well. This fish will bite.
The escaped mouse ever feeles the taste of the bait.
[The escaped mouse ever feels the taste of the bait.]
In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
Be not with honor‘s gilded baits beguil’d,
Nor think ambition wise, becausetis brave;
For though we like it, as a forward child,
‘Tis so unsound, her cradle is the grave.
The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a “dangerous enemy.
But fish not with this melancholy bait
For this fool gudgeon, this opinion.
Try novelties for salesman‘s bait, For novelty wins everyone.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Knowledge that is acquired is not like this. Those who have it worry if audiences like it or not. It’s a bait for popularity. Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul… The only real customer is God. Chew quietly your sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stay playfully childish.
The scheme of separate confederacies, which will always multiply the chances of ambition, will be a never failing bait to all such influential characters in the State administrations as are capable of preferring their own emolument and advancement to the public weal.
Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He’s already used you as bait once, and that was just because you’re my best friend‘s sister. Think how much danger you’ll be in if we keep this up. He’ll know, he’ll find out. He’ll try and get to me through you.
The fish once caught, new bait will hardly bite.
He that will play with Satan’s bait, will quickly be taken with Satan’s hook.
BAIT GOAT There is a distance where magnets pull, we feel, having held them back. Likewise there is a distance where words attract. Set one out like a bait goat and wait and seven others will approach. But watch out: roving packs can pull your word away. You find your stake yanked and some rough bunch to thank.
Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men are caught by it as fish by a hook.
One of the turning points of my life was when I got my first bait-casting outfit.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
When someone sets his affections upon the cross and the love of Christ, he crucifies the world as a dead and undesirable thing. The baits of sin lose their attraction and disappear. Fill your affections with the cross of Christ and you will find no room for sin.
For evil news rides post, while good news baits.
President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope‘ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch.
It’s just one of those deals where I have to keep moving and keep looking. It’s a lot about timing and a lot about boat-positioning, and I’m just trying to get fish to react to several different baits.
Kevin VanDam
Darkness uses light as bait on its fishhook!
The devil‘s snare does not catch you, unless you are first caught by the devil’s bait.
The finer the bait, the shorter the wait!
Frank Gorshin
People say, ‘Burt Reynolds is so good-looking.’… I used to set him up for bait. I’d send him to the student union, and he’d come back with a beautiful girl and an ugly one. But his ugly girls were better than anything I’d get on my own. With his looks and my car, we’d kill ’em in Tallahassee.
Lief. That’s not nice, considering all your sister has done for you,” admonished Perl. “Oh right. How could I forget that she made me bait for a snake, left me on house arrest in Ixia, and smuggled me into the Keep in a coffin.
I developed an optical lure that imitates certain types of bioluminescent displays that I think might be attractive to large predators. The other way to do it is just use dead bait, but I think dead bait attracts scavengers, and we wanted to attract active predators.
Getting offended is the bait of Satan for the believer.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Beauty, devoid of grace, is a mere hook without the bait.
There’s nothing like fishing to pass the time and to incline toward a sort of magnificent stupidity in which nothing matters but tackle, bait, sunlight and the strike.
Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.
The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.
Fishing… is a sport invented by insects and you are the bait.
Taint no use to sit and whine ‘Cause the fish ain’t on your line; Bait your hook an’ keep on tryin’, Keep a-goin’!
Pleasure is the bait of sin
Don’t respond to haters‘ taunts – even politely. Ignore them. If nobody takes their bait, most will grow bored and move on.
An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.
Lena was an introvert. She knew she had trouble connecting with people. She always felt like her looks were fake bait, seeming to offer a bridge to people, which she couldn’t easily cross.
Worldly wealth is the Devil’s bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
Music is the reason I started talking to people. When I started singing in bars and trains, I began to learn the behaviour of people. Music was the bait that helped me get something from them and give myself to them.
The pleasant‘st angling is to see the fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
And yet–it is not beauty that inspires the deepest passion. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Beauty, without expression, tires.
The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one’s appetite is not too keen.
The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies, and, put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.
If you went through life refusing all the bait dangled in front of you, that would be no life at all. No changes would be made and you would have nothing to fight against. Life would be dull as ditchwater.
Beauty, alone, may please, not captivate; if lacking grace, ’tis but a hookless bait.
When you bait your hook with your heart, the fish always bite.
Good things come to those who initiate.
There’s a bait and switch going on here because the critics want the textbooks to question whether evolution occurred. And of course they don’t because scientists don’t question whether evolution occurred.
And what a congress of stinks!- Roots ripe as old bait, Pulpy stems, rank, silo-rich, Leaf mold, manure, lime, piled against slippery planks, Nothing would give up life: Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath.
But I’m not to be caught with such poor bait! I’m a big fish, I am.