Ernest Hemingway quote about eyes from The Old Man and the Sea - Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.
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Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.
 Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). copy citation

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“The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords. But none of these scars were fresh. They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert.
Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.
"Santiago," the boy said to him as they climbed the bank from where the skiff was hauled up. "I could go with you again. We've made some money."
The old man had taught the boy to fish and the boy loved him.” source

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