Ernest Hemingway quote about suffering from The Old Man and the Sea - Keep your head clear and know how to suffer like a man. Or a fish, he thought.
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Keep your head clear and know how to suffer like a man. Or a fish, he thought.
 Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). copy citation

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“Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother. Come on and kill me. I do not care who kills who.
Now you are getting confused in the head, he thought. You must keep your head clear. Keep your head clear and know how to suffer like a man. Or a fish, he thought.
"Clear up, head," he said in a voice he could hardly hear. "Clear up."
Twice more it was the same on the turns.
I do not know, the old man thought. He had been on the point of feeling himself go each time.” source

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