Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
by Ernest Hemingway

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“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”  
by Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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“Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?"
by Ernest Hemingway

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“Never mistake motion for action."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.”
by Ernest Hemingway

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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
by Ernest Hemingway

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

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“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“You're beautiful, like a May fly."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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

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"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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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"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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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“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."
by Ernest Hemingway

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