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Definition of Upstream

Upstream

  1. Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current.

Upstream Quotations

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
W. C. Fields

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Neil Armstrong

You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn. But if you're hungry, you do.
Loretta Lynn

My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.
Laura Schlessinger

I needed to explain that Louisiana's coast accepts the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.
John Breaux
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