Ernest Hemingway Quotes


115 Ernest Hemingway quotes:



"I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I.-men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep-"
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, ''What will you have, sir?'' And I said, ''A glass of hemlock.''"
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"For luck you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit's foot in your right pocket. The fur had been worn off the rabbit's foot long ago and the bones and the sinews were polished by the wear. The claws scratched in the lining of your pocket and you knew your luck was still there."
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Luck Quotes
"He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have"
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Luck Quotes
"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave."
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"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 movable feast."
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee."
Author: Hemingway Quotes Category: Prayer Quotes
"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."
"The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it."
"I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can."
"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 alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day."
"I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight."
"I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink."
"Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective"



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