Ernest Hemingway quotes
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
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.
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.
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Ernest Hemingway Love quotes ⇑
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
When you love- you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.
I didn't want to kiss you goodbye - that was the trouble - I wanted to kiss you good night - and there's a lot of difference.
All Ernest Hemingway quotes ⇑
Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better.
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.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.