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quote by Ernest Hemingway: Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that wha… with background image: blue and white abstract painting
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Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I am always in love. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I am always in love.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: A writer should be of as great probity and honesty as a priest of God. He is either honest or not, as a woman is either chaste or not, and after one piece of dishonest writing he is never the same ag… with background image: person shadow boxing grayscale
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A writer should be of as great probity and honesty as a priest of God. He is either honest or not, as a woman is either chaste or not, and after one piece of dishonest writing he is never the same again.

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: It's a town you come to for a short time. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

It's a town you come to for a short time.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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.

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: The only kind of writing is rewriting. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

The only kind of writing is rewriting.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary.

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: I had an inheritance from my father,
It was the moon and the sun.
And though I roam all over the world,
The spending of it's never done. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I had an inheritance from my father,
It was the moon and the sun.
And though I roam all over the world,
The spending of it's never done.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I regarded home as a place I left behind in order to come back to it afterward. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I regarded home as a place I left behind in order to come back to it afterward.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Oh, darling, I've been so miserable. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Oh, darling, I've been so miserable.

--Ernest Hemingway



quote by Ernest Hemingway: The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Write drunk; edit sober. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Write drunk; edit sober.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: In order to write about life first you must live it. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway


quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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
quote by Ernest Hemingway: People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: It is one thing to be in the proximity of death, to know more or less what she is, and it is quite another thing to seek her. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

It is one thing to be in the proximity of death, to know more or less what she is, and it is quite another thing to seek her.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I didn't want to kiss you goodbye -- that was the trouble -- I wanted to kiss you good night -- and there's a lot of difference. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I didn't want to kiss you goodbye -- that was the trouble -- I wanted to kiss you good night -- and there's a lot of difference.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Love is something that hangs up behind the bathroom door and smells of Lysol. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Love is something that hangs up behind the bathroom door and smells of Lysol.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and sun will shine brighter than ever. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and sun will shine brighter than ever.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I drink to make other people more interesting. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I drink to make other people more interesting.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it -- don't cheat wit… with background image: purple wallpaper
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Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it -- don't cheat with it.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: The first draft of everything is shit. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

The first draft of everything is shit.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All bad writers are in love with the epic. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

All bad writers are in love with the epic.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Life is pain, so live it up while you can. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All a man has is pride. Sometimes you have it so much it is a sin. We have all done things for pride that we knew were impossible. We didn't care. But a man must implement his pride with intelligence… with background image: person in black hoodie using laptop computer
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All a man has is pride. Sometimes you have it so much it is a sin. We have all done things for pride that we knew were impossible. We didn't care. But a man must implement his pride with intelligence and care.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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 than ever. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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 than ever.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with … with background image: blue sky with white clouds
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Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: A man can be destroyed but not defeated. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Wars are caused by undefended wealth. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -- no matter who killed the meat for him. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -- no matter who killed the meat for him.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All good books have one thing in common -- they are truer than if they had really happened. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: Time is the least thing we have of. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Time is the least thing we have of.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: On the 'Star,' you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

On the 'Star,' you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All things truly wicked start from innocence. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: You're beautiful, like a May fly. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

You're beautiful, like a May fly.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: There is no friend as loyal as a book. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All our words from loose using have lost their edge. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and eco… with background image: brown and gray brick wall
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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Courage is grace under pressure. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Courage is grace under pressure.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.

--Ernest Hemingway


quote by Ernest Hemingway: There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

--Ernest Hemingway

quote by Ernest Hemingway: 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. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

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.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Ernest Hemingway: You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.

--Ernest Hemingway

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