Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. 

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It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

There is no lonelier man in death except the suicide than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.

Never think that war no matter how necessary nor how justified is not a crime.

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.

Prose is architecture not interior decoration and the Baroque is over.

What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.

When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.

I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true.

I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Never confuse movement with action.

You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.

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.

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.

There is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it never care for anything else thereafter.

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.

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