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The Deep The Deep by Peter Benchley
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“Life's full of chances to hurt yourself or someone else.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“Any weapon's only as good as the man using it, and a good man can make a good weapon out of most anything.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“Life's full of chances to hurt yourself or someone else [...] In the next few days, you'll have more chances to hurt yourself than most men get in a lifetime. It's learning things and doing things right that make it worthwhile, make a man easy with himself. When I was young, nobody could tell me anything. I knew it all. It took a lot of mistakes to teach me that I didn't know goose shit from tapioca.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“You could start now, and spend another forty years learning about the sea without running out of new things to know.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“paper-pushers can't figure me out. all they understand is bullshit and politics, which amounts to the same thing.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“Forgive me, I'm a relentless bastard.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep
“A man dies, girl, he isn't any more, least not down here. Respect and all that crap doesn't deserve the dead; it just makes the living feel better. The dead one, maybe he is somewhere else-- maybe all he needs to be somewhere else is to believe he will be somewhere else. I won't deny a man his belief, and I don't know any more'n you about souls and all that stuff. But I know this: Speaking good or bad about something that isn't anymore is a bloody waste of time. I can't feature Saint Peter sitting up there saying: 'Hey, Adam, there's folks bad-mouthing you down there. What'd you do to merit that?”
Peter Benchley, The Deep