Old Man On The Sea Famous Quotes & Sayings

75 Old Man On The Sea Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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This game still had its old ritual fascination for Pug; he was following it tensely, smoking a cigar. Once his nostalgia had been keen for the tough youthful combat on the grass, the slamming of bodies, the tricky well-drilled plays, above all for the rare moments of breaking free and sprinting down the field, dodging one man and another with the stands around him a roaring sea of voices. Nothing in his life had since been quite like it. But long ago that nostalgia had departed; those grooves of memory had worn out. To think that lads much younger than his own two sons were out on that chilly field in Philadelphia now, made Victor Henry feel that he had led a very long, multilayered existence, and was now almost a living mummy. Pug!Herman Wouk Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Herman Wouk: This game still had its old ritual fascination for Pug; he was following it tensely,
It was the year 878, I was twenty-one years old and believed my swords could win me the whole world. I was Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the man who had killed Ubba Lothbrokson beside the sea and who had spilled Svein of the White Horse from his saddle at Ethandun. I was the man who had given Alfred his kingdom back and I hated him. So I would leave him. My path was the sword-path, and it would take me home. I would go north.Bernard Cornwell Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: It was the year 878, I was twenty-one years old and believed my swords could
And so I have brought this pint for him - a proper Irish pint, from Ireland. This pint - brought through the sky, and over the sea. I am finally buying my old man a good pint of Guinness. As I walk through the door, holding the glass - kids throwing themselves at me, one already crying - I hold it out to Dadda, and tell him to sip it. He tears the cling film off - looking at me, confused - and then takes a sip. "Christ. That's flat," he says.Caitlin Moran Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Caitlin Moran: And so I have brought this pint for him - a proper Irish pint, from
When will man learn what was taught to him of old, that faith is the only plank wherewith he can float upon this sea and that his miserable works avail him nothing.H. Rider Haggard Old Man On The Sea Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: When will man learn what was taught to him of old, that faith is the
Gods should be iridescent, like the rainbow in the storm. Man creates a God in his own image, and the gods grow old along with the men that made them ... But the god-stuff roars eternally, like the sea, with too vast a sound to be heard.D.H. Lawrence Old Man On The Sea Sayings By D.H. Lawrence: Gods should be iridescent, like the rainbow in the storm. Man creates a God in
Once upon a time Karen saw somebody nobody else could see. She thought to ask an old man: who were you? Once upon a time I thought to dream of medicine. Now I dream of medicine by the sea.Nicholaus Patnaude Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Nicholaus Patnaude: Once upon a time Karen saw somebody nobody else could see. She thought to ask
Yet in the blood of man there is a tide, an old sea-current rather, that is somehow akin to the twilight, which brings him rumours of beauty from however far away, as driftwood is found at sea from islands not yet discovered: and this spring-tide or current that visits the blood of man comes from the fabulous quarter of his lineage, from the legendary, the old; it takes him out to the woodlands, out to the hills; he listens to ancient song.Lord Dunsany Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Lord Dunsany: Yet in the blood of man there is a tide, an old sea-current rather, that
The original Spencer Tracy version of 'The Old Man and the Sea' was always terribly flawed because of the over-reliance on voice over, but it's still a beautiful movie.J. C. Chandor Old Man On The Sea Sayings By J. C. Chandor: The original Spencer Tracy version of 'The Old Man and the Sea' was always terribly
An ethical fraternity, with its mythical Nothing, not infused by any archaic-infantile driving force, is a pure vacuum and can never evoke in man the slightest trace of that age-old animal power which drives the migrating bird across the sea. . . .C. G. Jung Old Man On The Sea Sayings By C. G. Jung: An ethical fraternity, with its mythical Nothing, not infused by any archaic-infantile driving force, is
Then there is the other secret. There isn't any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.Ernest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: Then there is the other secret. There isn't any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the
Perhaps it increased his annoyance that there was a certain unusual liveliness about the usually languid figure of Fisher. The ordinary image of him in March's mind was that of a pallid and bald-browed gentleman, who seemed to be prematurely old as well as prematurely bald. He was remembered as a man who expressed the opinions of a pessimist in the language of a lounger. Even now March could not be certain whether the change was merely a sort of masquerade of sunshine, or that effect of clear colors and clean-cut outlines that is always visible on the parade of a marine resort, relieved against the blue dado of the sea. But Fisher had a flower in his buttonhole, and his friend could have sworn he carried his cane with something almost like the swagger of a fighter. With such clouds gathering over England, the pessimist seemed to be the only man who carried his own sunshine.G.K. Chesterton Old Man On The Sea Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: Perhaps it increased his annoyance that there was a certain unusual liveliness about the usually
My big fish must be somewhere.Ernest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: My big fish must be somewhere.
Ah sir," replied Caderousse, "we cannot console those who will not be consoled, and he was one of these; besides, I know not why, but he seemed to dislike seeing me. One night, however, I heard his sobs, and I could not resist my desire to go up to him, but when I reached his door he was no longer weeping but praying.
I cannot now repeat to you, sir, all the eloquent words and imploring language he made use of; it was more than piety, it was more than grief, and I, who am no canter, and hate the Jesuits, said then to myself, 'It is really well, and I am very glad that I have not any children; for if I were a father and felt such excessive grief as the old man does, and did not find in my memory or heart all he is now saying, I should throw myself into the sea at once, for I could not bear it.
Alexandre Dumas Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: Ah sir," replied Caderousse, "we cannot console those who will not be consoled, and he
Honor and duty will ride upon my shoulders till the day I die, like the old man of the sea, who once picked up can never be put dow.Simon R. Green Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Simon R. Green: Honor and duty will ride upon my shoulders till the day I die, like the
Oh God! Like the Thunderbird of old I
shall rise again out of the sea; I shall grab
the instruments of the white man's success
- his education, his skills, and with these
new tools I shall build my race into the
proudest segment of your society.
Chief Dan George Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Chief Dan George: Oh God! Like the Thunderbird of old I shall rise again out of the sea;
Far away in the west the sun was setting and the last glow of all
too fleeting day lingered lovingly on sea and strand, on the proud
promontory of dear old Howth guarding as ever the waters of the bay, on
the weedgrown rocks along Sandymount shore and, last but not least, on the
quiet church whence there streamed forth at times upon the stillness the
voice of prayer to her who is in her pure radiance a beacon ever to the
stormtossed heart of man, Mary, star of the sea.
James Joyce Old Man On The Sea Sayings By James Joyce: Far away in the west the sun was setting and the last glow of alltoo
The medicine-man, having given him the once-over, had ordered him to abstain from all alcoholic liquids, and in addition to tool down the hill to the Royal Pump-Room each morning at eight-thirty and imbibe twelve ounces of warm crescent saline and magnesia. It doesn't sound much, put that way, but I gather from contemporary accounts that it's practically equivalent to getting outside a couple of little old last year's eggs beaten up in sea-water. And the thought of Uncle George, who had oppressed me sorely in my childhood, sucking down that stuff and having to hop out of bed at eight-fifteen to do so was extremely grateful and comforting of a morning.
At four in the afternoon he would toddle down the hill again and repeat the process, and at night we would dine together and I would loll back in my chair, sipping my wine, and listen to him telling me what the stuff had tasted like. In many ways the ideal existence.
P.G. Wodehouse Old Man On The Sea Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: The medicine-man, having given him the once-over, had ordered him to abstain from all alcoholic
Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17 - , and go back to the time when my father kept the Admiral Benbow inn and the brown old seaman with the sabre cut first took up his lodging under our roof. I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow - a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulder of his soiled blue coat, his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails, and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white. I remember him looking round the cover and whistling to himself as he did so, and then breaking out in that old sea-song that he sang so often afterwards:Robert Louis Stevenson Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write
She died."
I had to prompt him.
"Soon after?"
"In the early hours of February the nineteenth, 1916." I tried to see the expression on his face, but it was too dark. "There was a typhoid epidemic. She was working in a hospital."
"Poor girl."
"All past. All under the sea."
"You make it seem present."
"I do not wish to make you sad."
"The scent of lilac."
"Old man's sentiment. Forgive me."
There was a silence between us. He was staring into the night. The bat flitted so low that I saw its silhouette for a brief moment against the Milky Way.
"Is this why you never married?"
"The dead live."
The blackness of the trees. I listened for footsteps, but none came. A suspension.
"How do they live?"
And yet again he let the silence come, as if the silence would answer my questions better than he could himself; but just when I had decided he would not answer, he spoke.
"By love.
John Fowles Old Man On The Sea Sayings By John Fowles: She died."I had to prompt him."Soon after?""In the early hours of February the nineteenth, 1916."
Keegan rested his forearm on the wheel. "If the spell is fading, you could've grown old with this woman. She never had to know you were the Quartermaster on the Sea Dog when it sank in 1795."

"All true." Colton glanced over his shoulder toward the bow. "But every man she's ever known has lied to her. I didn't want to be another one.
Lisa Kessler Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Lisa Kessler: Keegan rested his forearm on the wheel. "If the spell is fading, you could've grown
' Bout time you married someone and stopped tempting every man from here to the Blue Sea," Padera said, slurring the words through toothless gums. "You know, wars have started over women like you."
Moya scoffed. "You're so full of crap, old woman."
"Brin?" Padera called.
Brin tore her eyes away from the doorway. "Augusta of Melen, daughter of Chieftain Eisol, started the Battle of the Red River when she refused to marry Theo of Warric. When Theo's father was killed in the fight, Theo vowed vengeance and summoned all of Clan Warric to his banner. This resulted in what became known as the Ten Year War, which claimed the lives of a thousand men and instigated a famine that lasted two years.
Michael J. Sullivan Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Michael J. Sullivan: ' Bout time you married someone and stopped tempting every man from here to the
I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man, he went and lived in a cave by the sea, and it was thought queer at the time. It seems that houses had become insupportable to him. I wonder whether it was because he had observed women so closely all his life.Willa Cather Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Willa Cather: I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man,
I read The Old Man and the Sea but my eyelids bled from the toothpicks that I used to keep them open.Augusten Burroughs Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Augusten Burroughs: I read The Old Man and the Sea but my eyelids bled from the toothpicks
Opposite her, calming his peaceful hunger, was old Jacob, a man who had loved her so much and for so long that he could no longer conceive of any suffering that didn't start with his wife.Gabriel Garcia Marquez Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Opposite her, calming his peaceful hunger, was old Jacob, a man who had loved her
Well, we can't have it, so don't let us grumble but shoulder our bundles and trudge along as cheerfully as Marmee does. I'm sure Aunt March is a regular Old Man of the Sea to me, but I suppose when I've learned to carry her without complaining, she will tumble off, or get so light that I shan't mind her.Louisa May Alcott Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: Well, we can't have it, so don't let us grumble but shoulder our bundles and
It was the sea that made me begin thinking secretly about love more than anything else; you know, a love worth dying for, or a love that consumes you. To a man locked up in a steel ship all the time, the sea is too much like a woman. Things like her lulls and storms, or her caprice, or the beauty of her breast reflecting the setting sun, are all obvious. More than that, you're in a ship that mounts the sea and rides her and yet is constantly denied her. It's the old saw about miles and miles of lovely water and you can't quench your thirst. Nature surrounds a sailor with all these elements so like a woman and yet he is kept as far as a man can be from her warm, living body. That's where the problem begins, right there - I'm sure of it.Yukio Mishima Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Yukio Mishima: It was the sea that made me begin thinking secretly about love more than anything
The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.Ernest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of
He did not appear to be a very tall man; what I could see of legs seemed stumpy, though heavily muscled. His chest was broad and deep. Later I learned that he swam in the sea almost every morning. His thick strong arms were circled with leather wristbands and a bronze armlet above his left elbow that gleamed with polished onyx and lapis lazuli ... Puckered white scars from old wounds stood out against the dark skin of his arms, parting the black hairs like roads through a forest ... Odysseos wore a sleeveless tunic, his legs and feet bare, but he had thrown a lamb's fleece across his wide shoulders. His face was thickly bearded with dark curly hair that showed a trace of grey. His heavy mop of ringlets came down to his shoulders and across his forehead almost down to his black eyebrows. Those eyes were as grey as the sea outside on this rainy afternoon, probing, searching, judging.Ben Bova Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ben Bova: He did not appear to be a very tall man; what I could see of
I remember having to read 'The Old Man and the Sea,' and I didn't want to read it; I didn't want to like Ernest Hemingway. I was being a stubborn teenager.Dree Hemingway Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Dree Hemingway: I remember having to read 'The Old Man and the Sea,' and I didn't want
In the serene weather of the tropics it is exceedingly pleasant - the mast-head; nay, to a dreamy meditative man it is delightful. There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.Herman Melville Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Herman Melville: In the serene weather of the tropics it is exceedingly pleasant - the mast-head; nay,
Here is the mistake of the cut-and-dried man of culture. He goes about with the secret of having learned to appreciate the "grandstyle." He has lived in Homer till he can recall the roll of that many-sounding sea. He has pored over the lofty and pictorial thought of Plato till he begins to pique himself upon its grandeur. His fancy has been fed on the quaint old-world genius of Herodotus, his judgment on the melancholy wisdom of Tacitus and the complacent cynicism of Gibbon
and of all this he is conscious and proud.
Richard Holt Hutton Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Richard Holt Hutton: Here is the mistake of the cut-and-dried man of culture. He goes about with the
No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in ... I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many thingsErnest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand
So wait a minute. I go looking for the story of the guy who wrote this awesome wind scale tha tblew my mind. I start reading about his life, and before he's sixteen years old I've already run across a family's flight from the poorhouse, an early balloon flight, an eccentric father, a young man at sea, Malay pirates, shipwreck, castaways, buried treasure, and Captain Bligh, fresh off the mutiny on the Bounty. Not a single word about the wind, but honestly, at this point, who cares?Scott Huler Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Scott Huler: So wait a minute. I go looking for the story of the guy who wrote
The Atlantic is a stormy moat, and the Mediterranean,
The blue pool in the old garden,
More than five thousand years has drunk sacrifice
Of ships and blood and shines in the sun; but here the Pacific:
The ships, planes, wars are perfectly irrelevant.
Neither our present blood-feud with the brave dwarfs
Nor any future world-quarrel of westering
And eastering man, the bloody migrations, greed of power, battle-falcons,
Are a mote of dust in the great scale-pan.
Here from this mountain shore, headland beyond stormy headland plunging like
dolphins through the grey sea-smoke
Into pale sea, look west at the hill of water: it is half the planet: this
dome, this half-globe, this bulging
Eyeball of water, arched over to Asia,
Australia and white Antarctica: those are the eyelids that never close; this
is the staring unsleeping
Eye of the earth, and what it watches is not our wars.
Robinson Jeffers Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Robinson Jeffers: The Atlantic is a stormy moat, and the Mediterranean,The blue pool in the old garden,More
The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning and raced across the blue dome and dipped into the sea of fire every evening.Zora Neale Hurston Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Zora Neale Hurston: The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly
A swishing is often heard in the Carpathians, the sound as of a thousand mill wheels turning in the water. It is the dead men gnawing at the dead man, in the abyss without issue, which no man has ever seen, fearing to pass near it. It happens not seldom in the world that the earth shakes from one end to the other: learned people say it is because somewhere by the sea there is a mountain out of which flames burst and burning rivers flow. But the old men who live in Hungary and the land of Galicia know better and say that the earth shakes because there is a dead man grown great and huge in it who wants to rise.Nikolai Gogol Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Nikolai Gogol: A swishing is often heard in the Carpathians, the sound as of a thousand mill
Man is not an aquatic animal, but from the time we stand in youthful wonder beside a Spring brook till we sit in old age and watch the endless roll of the sea, we feel a strong kinship with the waters of this world.Hal Borland Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Hal Borland: Man is not an aquatic animal, but from the time we stand in youthful wonder
Outside the gates of the finca, watching the passing rows of tin-roofed shacks which represented the residential section of San Francisco de Paula, I began to think about The Old Man and the Sea, and I realized it was Ernest's counterattack against those who had assaulted him for Across the River. It was an absolutely perfect counterattack and I envisioned a row of snickering carpies bearing the likenesses of Dwight Macdonald and Louis Kronenberger and E.B. White, who in the midst of cackling, "Through! Washed Up! Kaput!" suddenly grab their groins and keel over. It is a rather elementary military axiom that he who attacks must anticipate the counterattack, but the critics, poor boys, would never make General Staff. As Ernest once said, "One battle doesn't make a campaign but critics treat one book, good or bad, like a whole goddamn war.A. E. Hotchner Old Man On The Sea Sayings By A. E. Hotchner: Outside the gates of the finca, watching the passing rows of tin-roofed shacks which represented
It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back.Marianne Moore Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Marianne Moore: It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without
The scene [Bruegel's 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus'] is filled with a vast field, and a cow and a farmer plowing. In the left-hand corner is a tiny ocean the size of a palm, and there, I can barely make it out, the two legs of a man who fell headlong into the sea. This is called the Fall of Icarus. Compared to everyday life, the fall of an idealist who flew too high with candle-wax wings is an unremarkable tragedy.Hwang Sok-yong Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Hwang Sok-yong: The scene [Bruegel's 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus'] is filled with a vast field,
If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him.Henryk Sienkiewicz Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Henryk Sienkiewicz: If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is
The young man could stand it no more.
What is this? I've been ambushed by a night patrol
in full daylight! Your blitherings try to keep me
from the presence of a holy man,
but I know what light led me here, the same
that turned the golden calf into words in a sacred story.
A saint is a theater where the qualities of God can be seen.
Don't try to keep me out. Puff on this candle, and your face will get burned! Rather try blowing out the sun, or fitting a muzzle on the sea!
Old bats like you dream that their cave-dark
is everywhere, but it's not.
Rumi Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Rumi: The young man could stand it no more.What is this? I've been ambushed by a
I am a star, a twinkling star. I'm an infant on the edge of a grave and an old man in a cradle, both a fish in the sky and a bird in the sea. I'm a boy on the outside but a girl on the inside, innocent in body, guilty in soul.Fridrik Erlings Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Fridrik Erlings: I am a star, a twinkling star. I'm an infant on the edge of a
What's the point of sea horses? I asked.
The old man stood before them, mouth hung open, as if before his god.
David Vann Old Man On The Sea Sayings By David Vann: What's the point of sea horses? I asked.The old man stood before them, mouth hung
I like the image of The Old Man and the Sea, of striving and succeeding but finding that the success was ghost success. In other words, in the long run, after a certain age, the motives for success, pride or oppressing people or getting power.Allen Ginsberg Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Allen Ginsberg: I like the image of The Old Man and the Sea, of striving and succeeding
Choked by the wind their spirits rose with a rush, for on the skirts of all the grey tumult was a misty spot of gold. Instantly the world dropped into shape; they were no longer atoms flying in the void, but people riding a triumphant ship on the back of the sea. Wind and space were banished; the world floated like an apple in a tub, and the mind of man, which had been unmoored also, once more attached itself to the old beliefs.Virginia Woolf Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Virginia Woolf: Choked by the wind their spirits rose with a rush, for on the skirts of
You obviously don't know what an Old Man of the Sea great wealth is. It is not a fat purse and time to spend it. Its owner finds himself beset on every side, at every hour, wherever he goes, by persistent pleaders, like beggars in Bombay, each demanding that he invest or give away part of his wealth. He becomes suspicious of honest friendship
indeed honest friendship is rarely offered him; those who could have been his friends are too fastidious to be jostled by beggars, too proud to risk being mistaken for one.
Robert A. Heinlein Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: You obviously don't know what an Old Man of the Sea great wealth is. It
Whether the type of old sea captain that I have portrayed in my stories is gone forever, is a question. Certainly each summer I find that the ranks have perceptibly thinned. The longshore captain is still there, many of the men who are not any older than myself, but their viewpoint is not that of a man who sailed his square rigged ship out one morning with China as his destination.Joseph C. Lincoln Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Joseph C. Lincoln: Whether the type of old sea captain that I have portrayed in my stories is
They sped by a pack of sea lions lounging on the docks, and she swore she saw an old homeless guy sitting among them. From across the water the old man pointed a bony finger at Percy and mouthed something like 'Don't even think about it.'
"Did you see that?" Hazel asked. Percy's face was red in the sunset.
"Yeah. I've been here before. I ... I don't know. I think I was looking for my girlfriend."
"Annabeth," Frank said. "You mean, on your way to Camp Jupiter?"
Percy frowned. "No. Before that.
Rick Riordan Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Rick Riordan: They sped by a pack of sea lions lounging on the docks, and she swore
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.Jacques-Yves Cousteau Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Jacques-Yves Cousteau: The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old
The real artist with no tear in his eye and no sadness in his heart, puts the pages in the fire and does it again!"
"All art is a metaphor it's by telling you one thing when your mean something else.
The Old Man in the Sea is not about fishing!"
"Writing a book is like torture that you don't know, but after it's done and there it is. It's a joy like unlike anything else, I think it's the closest that a man can come to knowing what is feels like to have a baby.
Harry Crews Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Harry Crews: The real artist with no tear in his eye and no sadness in his heart,
Once, on ancient Earth, there was a human boy walking along a beach. There had just been a storm, and starfish had been scattered along the sands. The boy knew the fish would die, so he began to fling the fish to the sea. But every time he threw a starfish, another would wash ashore. "An old Earth man happened along and saw what the child was doing. He called out, 'Boy, what are you doing?' " 'Saving the starfish!' replied the boy. " 'But your attempts are useless, child! Every time you save one, another one returns, often the same one! You can't save them all, so why bother trying? Why does it matter, anyway?' called the old man. "The boy thought about this for a while, a starfish in his hand; he answered, "Well, it matters to this one." And then he flung the starfish into the welcoming sea.Loren Eiseley Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Loren Eiseley: Once, on ancient Earth, there was a human boy walking along a beach. There had
Lorenzo: In such a night stood Dido with a willow in her hand upon the wild sea-banks, and waft her love to come again to Carthage
Jessica: In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs that did renew old Aeson.
Lorenzo: In such a night did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew, and with an unthrift love did run from Venice, as far as Belmont.
Jessica: In such a night did young Lorenzo swear he lov'd her well, stealing her soul with many vows of faith, and ne'er a true one.
Lorenzo: In such a night did pretty Jessica (like a little shrow) slander her love, and he forgave it her.
Jessica: I would out-night you, did nobody come; but hark, I hear the footing of a man.
William Shakespeare Old Man On The Sea Sayings By William Shakespeare: Lorenzo: In such a night stood Dido with a willow in her hand upon the
I say, White-Jacket, d'ye mind me? there never was a very great man yet who spent all his life inland. A snuff of the sea, my boy, is inspiration; and having been once out of sight of land, has been the making of many a true poet and the blasting of many pretenders; for, d'ye see, there's no gammon about the ocean; it knocks the false keel right off a pretender's bows; it tells him just what he is, and makes him feel it, too. A sailor's life, I say, is the thing to bring us mortals out. What does the blessed Bible say? Don't it say that we main-top-men alone see the marvellous sights and wonders? Don't deny the blessed Bible, now! don't do it! How it rocks up here, my boy!" holding on to a shroud; "but it only proves what I've been saying - the sea is the place to cradle genius! Heave and fall, old sea!Herman Melville Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Herman Melville: I say, White-Jacket, d'ye mind me? there never was a very great man yet who
Rad had written a two-sentence response for his comparison/contrast between Moby Dick and The Old Man and the Sea:

"The fishermen lost their fish, and that was IT. Nothing to write books about, and the 'literary devices' you want listed are nothing but made-up complications for a useless major.
Emm Oh Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Emm Oh: Rad had written a two-sentence response for his comparison/contrast between Moby Dick and The Old
Bugs would eat the wax. Chaw the old canvas. And one day there will be a mutation, and we will have new ones that can digest concrete, dissolve steel and suck up the acid puddles, fatten on magic plastics, lick their slow way through glass. Then the cities will tumble and man will be chased back into the sea from which he came ...John D. MacDonald Old Man On The Sea Sayings By John D. MacDonald: Bugs would eat the wax. Chaw the old canvas. And one day there will be
Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book's full of magic. Turning the Nile to blood and parting the Red Sea. What's that if it's not good old-fashioned magic? Want a little water into wine? No trouble! How about raising the dead man Lazarus? Just say the word!Clive Barker Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Clive Barker: Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book's full of magic.
many to deny. What does it all mean? he wanted to cry. "Maester Cressen, we have visitors." Pylos spoke softly, as if loath to disturb Cressen's solemn meditations. Had he known what drivel filled the maester's head, he would have shouted. "The princess would see the white raven." Ever correct, Pylos called her princess now, as her lord father was a king. King of a smoking rock in the great salt sea, yet a king nonetheless. "She would see the white raven. Her fool is with her." The old man turned away fromGeorge R R Martin Old Man On The Sea Sayings By George R R Martin: many to deny. What does it all mean? he wanted to cry. "Maester Cressen, we
Seems to me," said Cap'n Bill, as he sat beside Trot under the big acacia tree, looking out over the blue ocean, "seems to me, Trot, as how the more we know, the more we find we don't know." "I can't quite make that out, Cap'n Bill," answered the little girl in a serious voice, after a moment's thought, during which her eyes followed those of the old sailor-man across the glassy surface of the sea. "Seems to me that all we learn is jus' so much gained." "I know; it looks that way at first sight," said the sailor, nodding his head; "but those as knows the least have a habit of thinkin' they know all there is to know, while them as knows the most admits what a turr'ble big world this is. It's the knowing ones that realize one lifetime ain't long enough to git more'n a few dips o' the oars of knowledge.L. Frank Baum Old Man On The Sea Sayings By L. Frank Baum: Seems to me," said Cap'n Bill, as he sat beside Trot under the big acacia
That night, she told me the old story again about the woman who had been left behind on a desert island by the man she loved. She waited for him to return for many years, surviving on seaweed and sand, until at last she grew so small she could fit herself inside a bottle and roll into the sea. Who found the bottle, I wondered, but my mother said no one knew what happened to it or where the woman had wanted to go. A fish could have swallowed the bottle, she said, or it could have been dashed against rocks. Other possibilities: sharks, mermaids, lonely sailors at sea.Jenny Offill Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Jenny Offill: That night, she told me the old story again about the woman who had been
I heard only last week that they want to make Erkenwald into a saint. Priests come to my home beside the northern sea where they find an old man, and they tell me I am just a few paces from the fires of hell. I only need repent, they say, and I will go to heaven and live for evermore in the blessed company of the saints. And I would rather burn till time itself burns out.Bernard Cornwell Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: I heard only last week that they want to make Erkenwald into a saint. Priests
She considered him further and decided he could definitely pass for a pirate. No, she thought, correcting herself. More like a sea captain, a younger version of the captain from that old movie where the pretty woman rents an old sea captain's house only to find the place haunted by the sea captain himself.
She let out a heavy breath. Man, she loved that movie.
Madison Thorne Grey Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Madison Thorne Grey: She considered him further and decided he could definitely pass for a pirate. No, she
He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as 'el mar' which is masculine.They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, 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.Ernest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her
Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him. The old man was dreaming about the lions.Ernest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still
For every inch of skin, there is memory. Devils are so made. Saints, too, if you believe in them. His humanity has been broken as an old walking stick that once held up a crippled man named Thomas. He realizes the stick and the man are one thing and he can fall. He has violated the laws beneath the laws of men and countries, something deeper, the earth and the sea, the explosions of trees. He has to care again. He has to be water again, rock, earth with its new spring wildflowers and its beautiful, complex mosses.Linda Hogan Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Linda Hogan: For every inch of skin, there is memory. Devils are so made. Saints, too, if
People always seek to compare. They can take the new, but only if it is somehow connected to the familiar. We need that in our lives, the mix of the new and the old. But of course I'm flattered about the comparison with Old man and the sea. Hemingway is a great writer.Yann Martel Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Yann Martel: People always seek to compare. They can take the new, but only if it is
I actually got so drunk I wrapped myself around the toilet bowl of the Scollay Square Cafe and got pissed and puked on all night long by a thousand sailors and seamen and when I woke up in the morning and found myself all covered and caked and unspeakably dirty I just like a good old Boston man walked down to the Atlantic Avenue docks and jumped into the sea.Jack Kerouac Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Jack Kerouac: I actually got so drunk I wrapped myself around the toilet bowl of the Scollay
Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wanderlust that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say good-by!
For the seas call and the stars call, and oh, the call of the sky!

I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are,
But man can have the sun for friend, and for his guide a star;
And there's no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,
For the river calls and the road calls, and oh, the call of a bird!

Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day
The old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away;
And come I may, but go I must, and if men ask you why,
You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road and the sky!
Gerald Gould Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Gerald Gould: Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,And East and West the wanderlust
Tell her this
And more,
That the king of the seas
Weeps too, old, helpless man.
The bustling fates
Heap his hands with corpses
Until he stands like a child
With surplus of toys.
Stephen Crane Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Stephen Crane: Tell her thisAnd more,That the king of the seasWeeps too, old, helpless man.The bustling fatesHeap
Though they love people, the Christians are enemies of our life, our gods and our crimes; hence she fled from me, as from a man who belongs to our [Roman] society, and with whom she would have to share a life counted criminal by Christians ... I should not have stopped her from believing in her Christ, and would myself have reared an altar to Him in the atrium. What harm could one more god do me? Why might I not believe in Him, - I who do not believe over much in the old gods? ... It would not be difficult for me even to renounce other gods, for no reasoning mind believes in them at present. But it seems that all this is not enough yet for the Christians. It is not enough to honor Christ, one must also live according to His teachings; and here thou art on the shore of a sea which they command thee to wade through.
Quo Vadis
Henryk Stanczyk Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Henryk Stanczyk: Though they love people, the Christians are enemies of our life, our gods and our
It was a good river, deep and strong, beginning in the mountains and ending in the sea. Along its banks, for hundreds of miles, lived millions of people, and Sita was only one small girl among them, and no one had ever heard of her, no one knew her - except for the old man, and the boy, and the river.Ruskin Bond Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ruskin Bond: It was a good river, deep and strong, beginning in the mountains and ending in
I give the name of cosmic sense to the more or less confused affinity that binds us psychologically to the All which envelops us. The existence of this feeling is indubitable, and apparently as old as the beginning of thought ... The cosmic sense must have been born as soon as man found himself facing the forest, the sea and the stars.Pierre Teilhard De Chardin Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: I give the name of cosmic sense to the more or less confused affinity that
OLD GRIZZLY ADAMS. [37-*] James C. Adams, or "Grizzly Adams," as he was generally termed, from the fact of his having captured so many grizzly bears, and encountered such fearful perils by his unexampled daring, was an extraordinary character. For many years a hunter and trapper in the Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains, he acquired a recklessness which, added to his natural invincible courage, rendered him truly one of the most striking men of the age. He was emphatically what the English call a man of "pluck." In 1860, he arrived in New York with his famous collection of California animals, captured by himself, consisting of twenty or thirty immense grizzly bears, at the head of which stood "Old Sampson" - now in the American Museum - wolves, half a dozen other species of bear, California lions, tigers, buffalo, elk, etc., and Old Neptune, the great sea-lion, from the Pacific.P.T. Barnum Old Man On The Sea Sayings By P.T. Barnum: OLD GRIZZLY ADAMS. [37-*] James C. Adams, or "Grizzly Adams," as he was generally termed,
It is silly not to hope, besides I believe it is a sin. The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway, Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: It is silly not to hope, besides I believe it is a sin. The Old
Voice is the je ne sais quoi of spirited writing. It separates brochures and brilliance, memo and memoir, a ship's log and The Old Man and the Sea. The best writers stamp prose with their own distinctive personality; their timbre and tone are as recognizable as their voices on the phone. To cultivate voice, you must listen for the music of language-the vernacular, the syntactic tics, the cadences.Constance Hale Old Man On The Sea Sayings By Constance Hale: Voice is the je ne sais quoi of spirited writing. It separates brochures and brilliance,