"'Can I go out to get you sardines for tomorrow?' 'No. Go and play baseball. I can still row and Rogelio will throw the net'" (Hemingway 10).
Can I get you sardines? I want to contribute.
"They were jumping in all directions, churning the water and leaping in long jumps after the bait. They were circling it and driving it" (Hemingway 33).
"No one should be alone in their old age, he thought. But it is unavoidable" (Hemingway 44).
"He started to work his way back to the stern on his hands and knees, being careful not to jerk against the fish. He may be half asleep himself, he thought. But I do not want him to rest. He must pull until he dies" (Hemingway 71).
"'But man is not made for defeat.' he said. A man can be destroyed but not defeated'" (Hemingway).
'“The old man was dreaming about the lions” (Hemingway 126).