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Old Man and the Sea Quotes

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Old Man and the Sea Quotes

Quote 1: "Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated." Page 10

Quote 2: "There are many good fishermen and some great ones. But there is only one you." Page 23

Quote 3: "He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women , nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy." Page 25

Quote 4: "But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought." Page 30

Quote 5: "Now is the time to think of only one thing. That which I was born for." Page 40

Quote 6: "I wish I had the boy." Page 45

Quote 7: "He is wonderful and strange and who knows how old he is, he thought. Never have I had such a strong fish nor one who acted so strangely... He cannot know that it is only one man against him, nor that it is an old man. But what a great fish he is and what will he bring in the market if the flesh is good." Page 48

Quote 8: "My choice was to go there and find him beyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. Now we are joined together and have been since noon. And no one to help either of us." Page 50

Quote 9: "Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends." Page 54

Quote 10: "But I must have the confidence and I must be worthy of the great DiMaggio who does all things perfectly even with the pain of the bone spur in his heel." Page 68

Quote 11: "The fish is my friend too. I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I'm glad we do not have to kill the stars." Page 75

Quote 12: "A man is never lost at sea..." Page 89

Quote 13: "You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother. Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who." Page 92

Quote 14: "I think the great DiMaggio would be proud of me today." Page 97

Quote 15: "But a man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." Page 103

Quote 16: "You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?" Page 105

Quote 17: "To hell with luck. I'll bring the luck with me." Page 125

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