Ernest Hemingway Quotes


115 Ernest Hemingway quotes:



"I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy."
"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."
"A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
"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."
"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."
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"You write a book like that you're fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it's like pissing in your father's beer."
"The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off."
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"You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it."
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"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."
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"To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them"
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"To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors."
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"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language."
"Oak Park is a neighborhood of wide lawns and narrow minds."
"The rich were dull and they drank too much or they played too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious. He remembered poor Julian and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, ''The very rich are different from you and me.'' And how someone had said to Julian, ''Yes, they have more money.''"
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"How simple the writing of literature would be if it were only necessary to write in another way what has been well written. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him."
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn."



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