103 Most Famous Quotes By Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”




“Courage is grace under pressure.”




“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”




“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”




“We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.”




“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”




“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”




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




“Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once.”




“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”




“Write hard and clear about what hurts. ”




“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”




“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.”




“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”



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“Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.”




“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”




“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”




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




“In order to write about life first you must live it.”




“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.”




“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”




“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”




“The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.”




“Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.”




“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”




“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”




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




“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”




“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”




“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”




“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”




“I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, all that you’re yet to be.”




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




“Never mistake motion for action.”




“When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.”




“Write drunk; edit sober.”




“Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, every thing will get better and sun will shine brighter then ever.”




“Isn’t it pretty to think so.”




“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”




“Life is pain, so live it up while you can.”




“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”




“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”




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




“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”




“I’m tired of everybody. Please forgive me.”




“Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe.”




“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.”




“The only kind of writing is rewriting.”




“To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.”




“Man is not made for defeat.”




“Write as well as you can and finish what you start.”




“The things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist.”




“There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. But I tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow.”




“All thinking men are atheists.”




“No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.”




“Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel...”




“I am always in love.”




"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."




“The only thing that can ruin a good day is people.”




“About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”




“I drink to make other people more interesting.”




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




“Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative.”




“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.”




“You’re not a moron. You’re only a case of arrested development.”




“Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.”




“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”




“Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.”




“Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.”"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."




“Strong in all the Broken Places.”




“And you’ll always love me won’t you? Yes And the rain won’t make any difference? No.”




“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”




“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”




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




“It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought.”




“Easy writing makes hard reading.”




“I decided to stop drinking with creeps. I decided to drink only with friends. I’ve lost 30 pounds.”




“My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything.”




“A man does not exist until he is drunk.”




“Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.”




“Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”




“Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary...”




“Good writing is good conversation, only more so.”




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




“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”




“No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.”




“Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears.”




“Most people never listen.”




“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”




“Write the story, take out all the good lines, and see if it still works.”




“The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.”




“I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together.”




“By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better.”




“I never knew of a Morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.”




“But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”




“I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”




“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”




“When I saw my wife again standing by the tracks as the train came in by the piled logs at the station, I wished I had died before I had ever loved anyone but her.”

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“Everything that a painter did or that a writer wrote was a part of his training and preparation for what he was to do.”




“For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.”

 

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