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Ernest Hemingway Quotes

 



quotes by ernest hemingway

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

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

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

I drink to make other people more interesting.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.

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

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

All thinking men are atheists.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

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

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.

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.

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

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

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.

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

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

The first draft of anything is shit.

Courage is grace under pressure.

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

 

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