Quotes of Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ To be a successful father there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ That is the greatest fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ 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 afterwards 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. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Courage is grace under pressure. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ The first draft of anything is shit. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Life is pain, so live it up while you can. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and was not happy. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

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

- Ernest Hemingway

“ The thing is to become a master and, in your old age, to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. ”

- Ernest Hemingway
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