Ernest Hemingway quotes talk surprisingly a lot about war and also about writing something he did well. He lived during two world wars so its not surprising he wasn’t fond of them. It is said that he and Franklin D Roosevelt is related. Roosevelt was President during the second world war.
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Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and dies in 1961. He was an American sportsman, novelist, short story writer and journalist. He is known for being a strong influence on fiction in the 1900s and had an idea that was dubbed the iceberg theory based on his economic point of view. John F Kennedy loved his work and worked with Hemingway’s wife Mary to get his library back to America from Cuba where he spent much time.
Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
“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."
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
“That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward."
“Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?"
“Never mistake motion for action."
“I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy."
“The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green."
“Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.”
“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
“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."
“You're beautiful, like a May fly."
“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."
“It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way."
"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."
“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn."
“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."
"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."
“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."