Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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There is no friend as loyal as a book. – Ernest Hemingway

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. – Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. – Ernest Hemingway

As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. – Ernest Hemingway

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway

I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me. – Ernest Hemingway

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? – Ernest Hemingway

I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it. – Ernest Hemingway

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway

Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. – Ernest Hemingway

Write hard and clear about what hurts. – Ernest Hemingway

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. – Ernest Hemingway

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. – Ernest Hemingway

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

In order to write about life first you must live it. – Ernest Hemingway

The first draft of anything is shit. – Ernest Hemingway

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. – Ernest Hemingway

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. – Ernest Hemingway

So far, 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. – Ernest Hemingway

I drink to make other people more interesting. – Ernest Hemingway

The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it. – Ernest Hemingway

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway

But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose. – Ernest Hemingway

Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready. – Ernest Hemingway

When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve. – Ernest Hemingway

All thinking men are atheists. – Ernest Hemingway

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. – Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

All things truly wicked start from innocence. – Ernest Hemingway

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. – Ernest Hemingway

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. – Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway

Isn’t it pretty to think so. – Ernest Hemingway

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. – Ernest Hemingway

If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. – Ernest Hemingway

The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing. – Ernest Hemingway

Never confuse movement with action. – Ernest Hemingway

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you. – Ernest Hemingway

You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. – Ernest Hemingway