The Man Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from The Man
  1. #1
    “It did not lead him to meditate upon ... man’s frailty ... able only to live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold. ”
  2. #2
    “The thought of drove him on, but he ran no more than a hundred feet, when he staggered and pitched headlong. It was his last panic. When he had recovered his breath and control, he sat up and entertained in his mind the conception of meeting death with dignity.”
  3. #3
    “He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances. ”
  4. #4
    “He spoke to the dog ... but in his voice was a strange note of fear that frightened the animal. ”
  5. #5
    “He worked slowly and carefully, keenly aware of his danger. Gradually, as the flame grew stronger, he increased the size of the twigs with which he fed it. He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. He knew there must be no failure.”
  6. #6
    “A certain fear of death, dull and oppressive, came to him. ”
  1. #7
    “Empty as the man’s mind was of thoughts, he was keenly observant, and he noticed the changes in the creek, the curves and bends and timber jams, and always he sharply noted where he placed his feet.”
  2. #8
    “Well, here he was; he had had the accident; he was alone; and he had saved himself. Those old-timers were rather womanish, some of them, he thought. All a man had to do was keep his head, and he was all right. Any man who was a man could travel alone.”
  3. #9
    “In a month no man had come up or down that silent creek.”
  4. #10
    “Working carefully from a small beginning, he soon had a roaring fire, over which he thawed the ice from his face and in the protection of which he ate his biscuits. For the moment the cold of space was outwitted.”
  5. #11
    “He was a newcomer to the land, a chechaquo, and this was his first winter. The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. ”
  6. #12
    “He was bound for the old claim on the left fork of Henderson Creek, where the boys were already. They had come over across the divide from the Indian Creek Country, while he had come the round-about way to take a look at the possibilities of getting out logs in the spring from the islands in the Yukon. ”
  7. #13
    “And then later in the darkness:
    [The Boy:] Can I ask you something?
    [The Man:] Yes. Of course you can.
    [The Boy:] What would you do if I died?
    [The Man:] If you died I would want to die too.
    [The Boy:] So you could be with me?
    [The Man:] Yes. So I could be with you.
    [The Boy:] Okay. ”
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