Ernest Hemingway quote about man from The Old Man and the Sea - Man is not much beside the great birds and beasts.
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Man is not much beside the great birds and beasts.
 Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). copy citation

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“We do not have them. Can it be as painful as the spur of a fighting cock in one's heel? I do not think I could endure that or the loss of the eye and of both eyes and continue to fight as the fighting cocks do. Man is not much beside the great birds and beasts. Still I would rather be that beast down there in the darkness of the sea.
"Unless sharks come," he said aloud. "If sharks come, God pity him and me."
Do you believe the great DiMaggio would stay with a fish as long as I will stay with this one?” source

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