"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish" (Hemingway 1).
"The shack was made of the tough budsheilds of the royal palm which are called guana and in it, there was a bed, a table, one chair and a place on the dirt floor to cook with charcoal" (Hemingway 15).
"Now is the time to think of only one thing. That which I was born for" (Hemingway 40).
"Fish... I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends" (Hemingway 54).
"He liked to think of the fish and what he could do to a shark if he were swimming free. I should have chopped the bill off to fight them with, he thought. But there was no hatchet and then there was no knife" (Hemingway 124).
"I didn't know sharks had such handsome, beautifully formed tails" (Hemingway 127).