This is Jarrod’s tattoo.
The quote is from The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. It is part of Santiago’s line, “‘But man is not made for defeat,’ he said. ‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated.'” He says that shortly after the first shark attack. I read that story when I was in the 9th grade. That quote always stuck with me, and has more or less been my motto in life ever since. And, considering I’m now a high school English teacher myself, having a tattoo of my favorite quote from my favorite book by my favorite author seemed somewhat appropriate.