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Ernest Hemingway Quotes – The Writer Of The Old Man And The Sea

We have curated a list of the best Ernest Hemingway quotes. Let’s get a look at the list of quotes.

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman, he was one of the popular authors in history, he was a very admired person because of his adventurous lifestyle and his public image. He has also won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The list of books written by him includes 7 novels, 6 short stories, and two nonfiction books.

And in all these books, Hemingway has also written many inspirational quotes and in this article, we have some of his best quotes. 

So, let’s not waste more time and get into the list of best quotes from Ernest Hemingway. 

List of 50 Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes:

1. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

– Ernest Hemingway

2. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

– Ernest Hemingway

3. “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

4. “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

5. “There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.”

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– Ernest Hemingway

6. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

– Ernest Hemingway

7. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

– Ernest Hemingway

8. “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”

– Ernest Hemingway

9. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”

– Ernest Hemingway

10. “The first draft of anything is shit.” 

– Ernest Hemingway

11. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

– Ernest Hemingway

12. “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

– Ernest Hemingway

13. “But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

– Ernest Hemingway

14. “Never confuse movement with action.”

– Ernest Hemingway

15. “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterward it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”

– Ernest Hemingway
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16. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

– Ernest Hemingway

17. “I’m not brave anymore darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”

– Ernest Hemingway

18. “All thinking men are atheists.”

– Ernest Hemingway

19. “Write hard and clear about what hurts.”

– Ernest Hemingway

20. “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

– Ernest Hemingway

21. “I drink to make other people more interesting.”

– Ernest Hemingway

22. “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kill. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

– Ernest Hemingway

23. “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

24. “you can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”

– Ernest Hemingway

25. “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

26. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

– Ernest Hemingway

27. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”

– Ernest Hemingway

28. “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”

– Ernest Hemingway

29. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”

– Ernest Hemingway

30. “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

31. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

– Ernest Hemingway

32. “I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

33. “Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

– Ernest Hemingway

34. “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

– Ernest Hemingway

35. “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

36. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”

– Ernest Hemingway

37. “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

– Ernest Hemingway

38. “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

39. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

40. “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

– Ernest Hemingway

41. “Courage is grace under pressure.”

– Ernest Hemingway

42. “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.”

– Ernest Hemingway

43. “No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”

– Ernest Hemingway

44. “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”

– Ernest Hemingway

45. “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

46. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

– Ernest Hemingway

47. “All things truly wicked start from innocence.”

– Ernest Hemingway

48 “Isn’t it pretty to think so.”

– Ernest Hemingway

49. “The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

50. “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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