Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. 

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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear, or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life, and one is as good as the other.

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly, sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.

Cowardic is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave it.

The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

As you get older it is harder to have heroes but it is sort of necessary.

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind, and I like to write standing up.

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

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