15 Quotes From The Great Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway holds an irreplaceable spot in the literary world. Among his greatest works were For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises, and The Old Man and the Sea. Check out some of his brightest and profound words that’ll perhaps give you a peek into the mind of this esteemed American novelist.

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

2. “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take the risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues makes them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

3. “We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.”

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

5. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”

6. “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”

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

8. “I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye-that was the trouble-I wanted to kiss you goodnight.”

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

10. “I said that I did not believe anyone could write any way except the very best he could write without destroying his talent.” 

11. “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.”

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

13. “Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel.”

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

15. “Write drunk, edit sober.” 

Are you a fan of classic writers such as Hemingway? Who is one of your favorite classic authors?


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