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35 Famous Quotes by Ernest Hemingway
7/21/1899 - 7/2/1961
Also Known As:  
"Papa" Hemingway     Ernest Hemmingway     Ernest Miller Hemingway
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Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.

Emotion Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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

Listening Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Develop a built-in bullshit detector.

Senses Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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.

Writer Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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.

Cheating Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary

Heroism Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight.

Kissing Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Morality Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Cowardice ... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.

Cowardice Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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

War Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Hunting Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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 every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. 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.

Killing Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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All right. Have it your own way. Road to hell paved with unbought stuffed dogs.Not my fault.

Road to hell Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Cowardice Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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

Drinking Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Intelligence Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency. The second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity. Both bring a permanent ruin.

Inflation Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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

Bragging Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object.

Defense Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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.

Events Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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By "guts" I mean, grace under pressure

Grace Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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.

Meaning Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over

Prose Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-o to a tree

Teenage Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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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 movable feast.

Youth Quotes, by Ernest Hemingway

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