The Old Man and The Sea

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and The Sea. New York: Bantam, 1965. Print.

“He never went turtle-ing. That is what kills the eyes.” p. 6

Virgen del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) via wikipedia

Virgen del Cobre
“Once there had been a tinted photograph of his wife on the wall but he had taken it down because it made him too lonely to see it and it was on the shelf in the corner under his clean shirt.” p. 8

“But I try not to borrow. First you borrow. Then you beg.” p. 10

“The old man’s head was very old though and with his eyes closed there was no life in his face.” p. 10

“”Age is my alarm clock,” the old man said” p. 15

“”All I know is that young boys sleep late and hard.” p. 15

“He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach.” p. 17.

“and he thought, the birds have a harder life than we do except for the robber birds and the heavy strong ones.” p. 21

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky.” p. 24.

“Most people are heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after he has been cut up and butchered.” p. 28

“Now is the time to think of only one thing. That which I was born for.” p. 31

“you down there six hundred feet in that cold water in the dark.” p. 33.

“He knew what a huge fish this was and he thought of him moving away in the darkness with the tuna held crosswise in his mouth.” p. 35.

“”Then go in and take your chance like any man or bird or fish.”” p. 47

“he knew no man was ever alone on the sea.” p. 52

“But a cramp, he thought of it as a calambre, humiliates oneself especially when one is alone.” p. 53

But, thank God, they are not as intelligent as we who kill them; although they are more noble and more able.” p. 55.

“I wish I was the fish, he thought, with everything he has against only my will and my intelligence.” p. 56

“A flying fish is excellent to eat raw and I would not have to cut him up.” p. 57


“a great island of Sargasso weed that heaved and swung in the light sea as though the ocean were making love with something under a yellow blanket” p. 64

“There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behaviour and his great dignity.” p. 67.

“And now he has jumped more than a dozen times and filled the sacks along his back with air and he cannot go down deep to die where I cannot bring him up.” p. 75.

“A man is never lost at sea” p. 81

“is he bringing me in or am I bringing him in?” p. 91.

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” p. 95

“It is silly not to hope, he thought. Besides I believe it is a sin.” p. 96

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” p. 102

“He did not even watch the big shark sinking slowly in the water, showing first life-size, then small, then tiny. That always fascinated the old man.” p. 103

Galanos shark (Guitarfish?)

Mako Shark


San Francisco Encounters (II)

North Beach and The Hills p. 40.

To See:

Diego Rivera Gallery 11am-6pm. 44

Jack Kerouac Alley 45

Sterling Park 46

To buy:
Antiques ARIA 46

Babylon Falling boostore  46

City Lights bookstore 47

Polk-a-Dot stationary 48

Velvet Da Vinci jewellery 48


Brioche Bakery 49

Cinecitta Pizzeria 49

Liguria Bakery Focaccia 50

Molinari Italian deli 50

Za Pizza 51

Caffe Roma 52

Caffe Trieste 52

Specs Museum Cafe (bar with Merchant Marine memorabilia) 53

Tonga Room tiki bar with rain 53

Vesuvio microbrewery 54

Cobb’s Comedy Club 55

Embarcadero and The Piers 56

To See

Alcatraz 58

Ferry Building 59

Sea Lions at Pier 39 (60)

USS Pampanito 9am-8pm $9/$5. 60

WPA Murals at Rincon Post Office. 61

To Eat

Recchiutti Chocolates 61

In-N-Out burgers 63

Mijita mexican-Cali 63

Downtown and The Financial District 66

To see;
Transamerican Pyramid 78

Levis Strauss and the gold rush 71

To drink:

Emporio Rulli cafe 74

Chinatown 76

To see:
Chinese Historical Society 78

Dragon Gate 78

Portsmouth Square

Spofford Alley 80

Waverly Place and Tien Hou Temple 80

Far East Flea Market souvenirs 81

To Eat and Drink:

City View Dim Sum 81

Li Po Cocktails 83

Hayes Valley, Civic Center and The Tenderloin 84

To see:

Asian Art Museum 86

Zen Zen Center 88

To buy:
Flax art supplies 89

To eat:
Heart of The City Farmer’s Market 94

Lahore Karahi 94

Saigon Sandwich Shop 95

Tu Lan vietnamese 95

Soma 102

To see:

Cartoon Art museum 103

Catherine Clark Gallery 103

Museum of Craft and Folk Art 106

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 108

To Eat and Drink:

Split Pea Seduction soup and sandwiches 110

Castro 132

To see:

Castro Theatre 134

to eat and drnk

Burgermeister 137

Sparky’s Diner (pp watching) 139

Haight 144

To see :

Alamo Square 145

Grateful Dead House 145

Victorian houses and other styles 145

Red Vic Movie House 155

To buy:

Aqua Surf shop 149

Wasteland vintage clothing 151

Booksmith 155

to Eat:

Axum Ethiopian 151

Cole Calley Cafe sandwiches and snacks 151

Escape from New York Pizza 152

Rosamunde Sausage Grill 152

Japamtown, the Filmore and Pacific Heights 156

To see:

Cottage Row 158

Peace Pagoda 158

Ruth Asawa Fountains 158

Kabuki Sundance Cinema 163

To buy:

Ichiban Kan gifts 159

Kinokuniya books and stationary 160

Soko Hardware 160

Super 7 clothing and toys 160

To Eat:

Benkyodo sandwiches and Mochi 161

Marina and Presidio 164

To see:

Baker Beach 165

Palace of fine arts 168

To buy:

Past Perfect Antiques 169

Plumpjack Wines 169

To eat:

Warming Hug Snack and Sanwiches 171

Golden Gate Park ad the Avenues 174

To see:

California Academy of Sciences 175

Conservatory of Flowers 175

Japanese Tea/Zen Garden 175

Ocean Beach 180

Balboa Theater 185

Four Star Theatre 185

To buy:

Green Apple books 180

To eat/drink:

Genki Japanese deserts 181

Spices szechuan 182

Ton Kiang Dim Sum 183

Underdog hot dogs 183

Java Beach cafe 184