Find the best quotes by Ernest Hemingway.
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can…
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg…
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet…
In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
I don’t like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can’t do it.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.
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…
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…
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Never confuse movement with action.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with…
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,…
Never mistake motion for action.
All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
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…
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