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Quotes by Ernest Hemingway


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

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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.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




All our words from loose using have lost their edge.

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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.

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Ernest Hemingway




All things truly wicked start from innocence.

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Ernest Hemingway




I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

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Ernest Hemingway




His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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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.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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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.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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Ernest Hemingway




Courage is grace under pressure.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway




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

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Ernest Hemingway