Ernest Hemingway Quotes
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.
We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.
Keep right on lying to me. That’s what I want you to do.
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it.
But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.
Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once.
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
I’m not unfaithful, darling. I’ve plenty of faults but I’m very faithful. You’ll be sick of me I’ll be so faithful.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
You’re not a moron. You’re only a case of arrested development.
But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Everybody has strange things that mean things to them. You couldn’t help it.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
I’m with you. No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.
When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.
My heart’s broken,’ he thought. ‘If I feel this way my heart must be broken.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
All thinking men are atheists.
Fish, “he said softly, aloud,” I’ll stay with you until I am dead.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
In order to write about life first you must live it.
Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
There isn’t always an explanation for everything.
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.
I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.
It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.
To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
The first draft of anything is shit.