Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
Ernest Hemingway (New York Journal-American, 1961)
Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway (The New Yorker Interview, 1929)
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway (Quoted in Across the River and Into the Trees, 1967)
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast, 1964)
The shortest answer is doing the thing.
Ernest Hemingway
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
Ernest Hemingway (Quoted in The Only Thing That Counts, 1999)
If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940)
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway (The Garden of Eden, 1946-1961)
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway (Death in the Afternoon, 1932)
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway
All thinking men are atheists.
Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms, 1929)
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
Ernest Hemingway
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
Ernest Hemingway (Quoted in Hemingway on War, 2003)
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.
Ernest Hemingway
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea, 1951)
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea, 1951)
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940)
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. 
Ernest Hemingway
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Ernest Hemingway
If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.
Ernest Hemingway (Death in the Afternoon, 1932)
Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.
Ernest Hemingway (Quoted in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters (1917-1961), 1981)
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
Ernest Hemingway
Life isn't hard to manage when you've nothing to lose.
Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms, 1929)
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Ernest Hemingway (Death in the Afternoon, 1932)
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway
Every day above earth is a good day.
Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea, 1951)
All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway (Death in the Afternoon, 1932)
You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself. 
Ernest Hemingway (Quoted in Hemingway and the Mechanism of Fame, 2006)
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Ernest Hemingway Biography

Born: July 21, 1899
Died: July 2, 1961

Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist. He is mostly known for his unique and distinctive writing style. Today he is widely regarded as a major American literary figure.

Notable Works

Indian Camp (1926)
The Sun Also Rises (1926)
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
The Old Man and the Sea (1951)
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