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Ernest Hemingway Quotes

American novelist, Birth: 21-7-1899, Death: 2-7-1961 Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.
Ernest Hemingway

'Prior to responding, contemplate. Before expending, acquire payment. Before judging, pause. Before departing, make an effort.'
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
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

The most hurtful experience is sacrificing your own identity while adoring someone excessively, and neglecting to remember that you are also esteemed.
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
Ernest Hemingway

Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.
Ernest Hemingway

Observers are individuals who survey a conflict from an elevated location then come down and target the victors.
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Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.
Ernest Hemingway

"Be concerned occasionally throughout life and you will forfeit a few years. If something is not right, mend it if possible. But instruct yourself to be unconcerned: Anxiety never solves anything."
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway

Contentment in learned individuals is the most uncommon occurrence I can think of.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway

'The ultimate test of reliability is to put faith in them.'
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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

The universe shatters everyone, and afterwards some are resilient in the shattered places.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
Ernest Hemingway

I imbibe to enliven the company.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway

I take pleasure in hearing. I have gained much wisdom from paying close attention. Most individuals never lend an ear.
I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, all that you're yet to be.
Ernest Hemingway

I cherish you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all that you will become.
Being against evil doesn't make you good.
Ernest Hemingway

"Opposing wickedness does not automatically make one virtuous."
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

'Achievement is not found in looking down upon others, but rather in surpassing one's own previous accomplishments.'
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.
Ernest Hemingway

This present moment is simply one instance in an infinity of possibilities.
War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was. War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.
Ernest Hemingway

The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through dying coals of a campfire.
Ernest Hemingway

The reverberations of magnificence you have experienced unfold, Resonate through expiring embers of a blaze.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway

The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can't be found.
Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

Home is where the heart is, home is where the fart is. Come let us fart in the home. There is no art in a fart. Still a fart may not be artless. Let us fart and artless fart in the home.
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

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

Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.
Ernest Hemingway

You may talk. And I may listen. And miracles might happen.
Ernest Hemingway

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway

I was always a lonely person when I was with everyone.
Ernest Hemingway

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

There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Ernest Hemingway

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

Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway

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

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Ernest Hemingway

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
Ernest Hemingway

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports... all the others are games.
Ernest Hemingway

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
Ernest Hemingway

America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
Ernest Hemingway

Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai', the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcas of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.
Ernest Hemingway

Now a writer can make himself a nice career while he is alive by espousing a political cause, working for it, making a profession of believing in it, and if it wins he will be very well placed. All politics is a matter of working hard without reward, or with a living wage for a time, in the hope of booty later. A man can be a Fascist or a Communist and if his outfit gets in he can get to be an ambassador or have a million copies of his books printed by the Government or any of the other rewards the boys dream about.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Ernest Hemingway

we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
Ernest Hemingway

How lazily the sun goes down in Granada, it hides beneath the water, it conceals in the Alhambra!
Ernest Hemingway

To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it.
Ernest Hemingway

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.
Ernest Hemingway

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

My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.
Ernest Hemingway

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.
Ernest Hemingway

No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.
Ernest Hemingway