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Ernest Hemingway Quotes

115 Ernest Hemingway quotes:

"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."
"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."
"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."
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
"Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?"
"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."
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Meaning Quotes
"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."
"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way."
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places."
"Man is not made for defeat."
"All our words from loose using have lost their edge."
"All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened."
"As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary."
"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."
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
"Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of architecture."
"All our words from loose using have lost their edge"
"They can't yank a novelist like they can a pitcher. A novelist has to go the full nine, even if it kills him."

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