Quotation Explorer - 'Ernest Hemingway'

Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride. - Ernest Hemingway
When you have a child, the world has a hostage. - Ernest Hemingway
That is the greatest fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. - Ernest Hemingway
Women made such swell friends. Awfully swell. In the first place, you had to be in love with a woman to have a basis of friendship. - Ernest Hemingway
I had drunk much wine and afterward coffee and Strega and I explained, winefully, how we did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things. - Ernest Hemingway
مرد برای شکست خلق نشده، ممکن است نابود شود اما هیچ وقت شکست نمیخورد. یک مرد خیچ وقت عاجز هم نمی شود - Ernest Hemingway
Dostoevsky was made by being sent to Siberia. Writers are forged in injustice as a sword is forged. - Ernest Hemingway
You’re beautiful. You walk wonderfully and if I were here and saw you now for the first time I’d be in love with you. If I saw you for the first time everything would turn over inside of me and I’d ache right through my chest. - Ernest Hemingway
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. - 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. - 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
Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
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
Prose is architecture and the Baroque age is over. - Ernest Hemingway
You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. - Ernest Hemingway
All things truly wicked start from innocence. - Ernest Hemingway
- Я люблю гулять под дождем. Но для любви это плохая примета.- Я не боюсь дождя. Ах, господи, господи, если б я могла не бояться. - 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. - Ernest Hemingway
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you. - Ernest Hemingway
[What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. - Ernest Hemingway
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. - Ernest Hemingway
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. - Ernest Hemingway
I suppose it is possible to live as full a life in seventy hours as on seventy years; granted that your life has been full up to the time that the seventy hours start and that you have reached a certain age. - Ernest Hemingway
We only knew then that there was always the war, but that we were not going to it anymore. - Ernest Hemingway
You know you’re writing well when you’re throwing good stuff into the wastebasket. - Ernest Hemingway
The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written. Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not. - Ernest Hemingway
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. - Ernest Hemingway
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
To be a successful father there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. - Ernest Hemingway
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. - Ernest Hemingway
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. - Ernest Hemingway
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. - Ernest Hemingway
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. - Ernest Hemingway
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. - Ernest Hemingway
Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. - Ernest Hemingway
You will die like a dog for no good reason. - Ernest Hemingway
I think you have more fun as a human being even though it is much more painful. - Ernest Hemingway
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed. - Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway
There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway
Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing. - Ernest Hemingway
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway
It's harder to write in the third person but the advantage is you move around better. - Ernest Hemingway
There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. - Ernest Hemingway
I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil. - Ernest Hemingway
If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. - Ernest Hemingway
it is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply. - Ernest Hemingway
I write description in longhand because that's hardest for me and you're closer to the paper when you work by hand, but I use the typewriter for dialogue because people speak like a typewriter works. - Ernest Hemingway
I'm not going to climb into the ring with Tolstoy. - 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. - Ernest Hemingway
Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing.... For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day. - Ernest Hemingway
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it. - Ernest Hemingway
The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. - Ernest Hemingway
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - 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. - Ernest Hemingway
Grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
Todo en él era viejo excepto sus ojos. - Ernest Hemingway
In order to write about life, first you must live it! - Ernest Hemingway
But did thee feel the earth move? - Ernest Hemingway
I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. - Ernest Hemingway
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
It's all nonsense. It's only nonsense. I'm not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn't. - 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. - Ernest Hemingway
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. - Ernest Hemingway
What a writer has to do is write what hasn't been written before or beat dead men at what they have done. - Ernest Hemingway
World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought. - Ernest Hemingway
You are going to die like a dog for no good reason - Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. - 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
The gypsies believe the bear to be a brother to man because he has the same body beneath his hide, because he drinks beer, because he enjoys music and because he likes to dance. - Ernest Hemingway
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader - Ernest Hemingway
Religion is the opium of the poor - Ernest Hemingway
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day. - Ernest Hemingway
A man can be destroyed but not defeated. - Ernest Hemingway
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds. - Ernest Hemingway
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so. - 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. - Ernest Hemingway
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. - Ernest Hemingway
Why must man not marry?" "He cannot marry. He cannot marry," he said angrily. "If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a position to lose that. He should not place himself in a position to lose. He should find things he cannot lose. - Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway
Good. Coffee is good for you. It's the caffeine in it. Caffeine, we are here. Caffeine puts a man on her horse and a woman in his grave. - Ernest Hemingway
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway
The first draft of anything is shit. - Ernest Hemingway
Remember to get the weather in your damn book--weather is very important. - Ernest Hemingway
When you have two people who love each other, are happy and gay and really good work is being done by one or both of them, people are drawn to them as surely as migrating birds are drawn at night to a powerful beacon. - Ernest Hemingway
People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars. - Ernest Hemingway
What difference does it make if you live in a picturesque little outhouse surrounded by 300 feeble minded goats and your faithful dog? The question is: Can you write? - Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway
You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.""Yes.""It's sort of what we have instead of God.""Some people have God," I said. "Quite a lot.""He never worked very well with me. - Ernest Hemingway
You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.""Yes.""It's sort of what we have instead of God.""Some people have God", I said. "Quite a lot.""He never worked very well with me. - Ernest Hemingway
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? - Ernest Hemingway
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket. - Ernest Hemingway
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