Ernest Hemingway Quotes

115 Ernest Hemingway 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."
"The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without."
"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest 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."
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
"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 clock style of architecture."
"Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin."
"All things truly wicked start from innocence."
"Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it."
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places."
"Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
"Man is not made for defeat."
"All our words from loose using have lost their edge."
"About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
"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."
"Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age."
"That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way."
"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."

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