Ernest Hemingway Quotes

115 Ernest Hemingway quotes:

"Never mistake motion for action."
"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 person's duty to understand the world rather than simply fight for it"
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
"Never confuse movement with action."
"The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green."
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
"Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work a"
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"I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another's company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success."
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"Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre."
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"It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings."
"I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
"The shortest answer is doing the thing."
"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."
"I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me."
"The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."
"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 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."
"Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination."
"Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination."

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