Line(s) of the Day #TheOldManandtheSea

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Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.

As said by the elderly fisherman Santiago in the maritime novella The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by American literary giant Ernest Hemingway.  Widely considered to be one of the all-time great works, it won Hemingway a Pulitzer Prize and was instrumental in gaining him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.


11 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheOldManandtheSea

    • I’m struggling to think of a better loved novella. It’s still surprising he hadn’t won the Nobel Prize before. An incredible writer. I wrote my dissertation on Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

    • It would have been easy to choose other ones. The one that sums up the novel, was the one about the fish, though it wouldn’t transfer well for those who haven’t read it. “Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.”

  1. I have love this novella. I read it a long time ago and realised that your purpose, skills, and will are above your destined luck. Even as one sees others around them flourishing it should never be a factor for one to lose their ideals that make them who they are to themselves and people they love. Follow virtues and beliefs for the sake of virtue itself.
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