Ernest Hemingway Quotes (63 quotations)

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1. [What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

2. All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened. - Ernest Hemingway

3. All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. - Ernest Hemingway

4. All things truly wicked start from innocence. - Ernest Hemingway

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

6. America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds. - Ernest Hemingway

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

8. But did thee feel the earth move? - Ernest Hemingway

9. But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason. - Ernest Hemingway

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

11. Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

12. Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. - Ernest Hemingway

13. Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object. - Ernest Hemingway

14. Develop a built-in bullshit detector. - Ernest Hemingway

15. 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. - Ernest Hemingway

16. For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. - Ernest Hemingway

17. For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. - Ernest Hemingway

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

19. 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

20. Grace under Pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

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

22. 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. - Ernest Hemingway

23. How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! - Ernest Hemingway

24. Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride. - Ernest Hemingway

25. I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. - Ernest Hemingway

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