Best Quotes Of Ernest Hemingway Quotes



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is not made for defeat. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

There's no one thing that is true. They're all true. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me. 
Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

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

Never mistake motion for action. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure? 
Ernest Hemingway

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

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. 
Ernest Hemingway

The shortest answer is doing the thing. 
Ernest Hemingway

You're beautiful, like a May fly. 
Ernest Hemingway

All things truly wicked start from innocence. 
Ernest Hemingway

Time is the least thing we have of. 
Ernest Hemingway

I love to go to the zoo. But not on Sunday. I don't like to see the people making fun of the animals, when it should be the other way around. 
Ernest Hemingway

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
Ernest Hemingway

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. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

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

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. 
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

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. 
Ernest Hemingway

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive. 
Ernest Hemingway

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea. 
Ernest Hemingway

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

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. 
Ernest Hemingway

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. Ernest Hemingway

I rewrote the ending to 'Farewell to Arms,' the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied. 
Ernest Hemingway

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention. 
Ernest Hemingway

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. 
Ernest Hemingway

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