The Old Man and the Sea Quotes

The old man was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck.

The old man had taught the boy to fish and the boy loved him.

There was no cast net and the boy remembered when they had sold it.

"Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio."

He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach.

It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact.

"The bird is a great help."

"If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy."

"I wish I had the boy."

"He is two feet longer than the skiff."

He could picture the fish swimming in the water with his purple pectoral fins set wide as wings and the great erect tail slicing through the dark.

"The fish is my friend too."

I'm tireder than I have ever been.

The old man dropped the line and put his foot on it and lifted the harpoon as high as he could and drove it down with all his strength, and more strength he had just summoned, into the fish's side just behind the great chest fin that rose high in the air to the altitude of the man's chest.

But the shark came up fast with his head out and the old man hit him squarely in the center of his flat-topped head as his nose came out of water and lay against the fish.

That was the last shark of the pack that came. There was nothing more for them to eat.

The boy saw that the old man was breathing and then he saw the old man's hands and he started to cry.

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