Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) is one of the greatest novelists, short story writer and journalist of the twentieth century. He won Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for "The old man and the sea" and the following year he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his complete work. He published seven novels, six compilations of stories and two essays. After his death, three novels, four story books and three more essays were published. Many of these are considered classics of United States literature. His short but direct writing has inspired many writers.
Ernest Hemingway suffered depression during the last years of his life. His persistent concerns, the death of other writers whom he considered friends, as well as subsequent diagnoses that would reveal that he suffered from a mental illness, perhaps contributed to his death on the morning of July 2, 1961. That day, Ernest Hemingway stuck A shot with your favorite shotgun.
Do not miss today this fantastic collection of famous phrases to remember his work.
Ernest Hemingway famous quotes
There is nothing noble in being superior to your neighbor; the true nobility is to be superior to your previous self.
We are all apprentices in a trade in which nobody becomes a teacher.
Wisdom, power and knowledge have a secret, it is humility.
Does it never give you the feeling that your whole life is going on and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize that you have lived almost half the time you have to live?
Live the full life of the mind, exalted by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.
I love to sleep. My life has a tendency to collapse when I'm awake, you know?
When you start living outside of yourself, everything is dangerous.
Now is not the time to think about what you don't have. Think about what you can do with that.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Good people, if we think about it a little, are always happy people.
There is nothing to write. All you do is sit in front of a typewriter and bleed.
Happiness in smart people is the weirdest thing I know.
We are all broken, this is how the light enters.
I like to listen. I learned a lot by listening carefully. Most people never listen.
All my life I have seen the words as if I were seeing them for the first time.
The best way to know if you can trust someone is to trust him.
Why do old people wake up so early? Is it to have a longer day?
Always do sober what you said you were going to do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
The most painful thing is to lose yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that it is also special.
Why, honey, I don't live at all when I'm not with you.
When writing a novel, a writer must create living people; people, not characters. A character is a cartoon.
The world breaks us all, and then many are strong in broken places.
It may not be as strong as I think, but I know a lot of tricks and I have a resolution.
Going to another country makes no difference. I have tried all that. You cannot get away from you moving from one place to another. It's not possible.
Try to understand. You are not a tragedy character.
The first draft of anything is crap.
The important thing is to become a teacher in your old age to acquire the courage to do what the children did when they knew nothing.
If the others listened to me talking loudly, they would think I'm crazy. But since I'm not, I don't care
All you have to do is write a true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you forever, but I had never seen you before.
It's silly to have no hope. It is a sin not to think.
I'm not unfaithful, honey. I have many failures, but I am very faithful. You will be fed up with me, I will be very faithful.
The sea is sweet and beautiful, but it can also be cruel.
You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
There is not one thing that is true. Everything is true.
Despite not following his dictates, man always has a heart.
To write about life first, you must live it.
I can't bear to think that my life is going so fast and I'm really not living it.
My goal is to leave on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Never go on a trip with someone you don't love.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, stay with you, since Paris is a moving party.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
When people talk, they listen completely. Most people never listen.
Talent is the way you live your life.
Cowardice ... is almost always a simple inability to stop the functioning of the imagination.
You are so brave and calm that I forget that you are suffering.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to drink to spend time with fools.
So far, about morality, I only know that what is moral is what makes you feel good afterwards and what is immoral is what makes you feel bad afterwards.
The first and last thing you have to do in this world is to last and not be crushed by it.
But life is not difficult to handle when you have nothing to lose.
I didn't want to say goodbye, that was the problem, I wanted to kiss you good night, and there is a lot of difference.
The difficult thing about writing a novel is finishing it.
All truly perverse things begin from innocence.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of the old. They do not grow wise. They become careful.
We would be together and we would have our books, and at night we would be warm in bed together with open windows and shining stars.
The older we are, the harder it is for us to have heroes, but it is a kind of necessity.
If two people love each other there can be no happy ending.
It is terribly easy to be hard especially during the day, but at night it is something else.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and appropriate to die for one's country. But in modern warfare, there is nothing sweet or appropriate in your death. You will die like a dog without a good reason.
It is two different things to know a name and know what it has in mind.
Every man's life ends the same way. Only the details of how he lived and how he died distinguish one man from another.
Worry a little every day and in life you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But be prepared not to worry: worry never fixes anything.
Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I prefer to be realistic. Then, when luck comes, you're ready.
All thinking men are atheists.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary or justified, is not a crime.
But man is not made for defeat, he said. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Don't do what you honestly don't want to do. Do not confuse movement with action.
You cannot get away from you moving from one place to another.
That terrible state of depression, being good or being bad, is what is known as the artist's reward.
In a writer's office the bin is the best furniture.
There is something that differentiates the rich from others: the rich have money.
The most ruthless beings are always the sentimental ones.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, can hide their feelings, but not a cat.
A man has to suffer a great deal of pain to write a funny book.
I felt that loneliness that is felt at the end of a day in life that one has wasted.
As a writer, you must not judge, you must understand.
The most horrible thing is the blank sheet of paper.
Every man who begins to live in a serious way inside, also begins to lead a simpler life outside.
The world is a good place and worth fighting for.
For a while here I tried to write the best I can. Sometimes I have the good fortune to write the best I can.
Decay is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than an insult applied by critics to everything they still do not understand or that seems to differ from their moral concepts.
It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to shut up.
No weapon has ever established a moral problem. A solution can be imposed, but it cannot be guaranteed that it is fair.
You don't know yet, but you love me.
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all angry from the beginning and especially you have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when they hurt you, use it, don't cheat with that.
A ton of madness. That is the poets. So they should be. You cannot put a crazy ton to the asylum.
I'm not brave anymore, honey. I'm all broken They have broken me.
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how life comes back after hell ends.