The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway
United States
21 Jul 1899 // 2 Jul 1961
Author / Journalist

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Do not think about sin, he thought. There are enough problems now without sin. Also I have no understanding of it.

The Old Man and the Sea
Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.

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I may not be as strong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.

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Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.

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Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.

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Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

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Ernest Hemingway

 

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