Ernest Hemingway

Oak Park, Illinois
Ernest Hemingway
Oak Park, Illinois

Quotes

11 November 2014
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
11 November 2014
He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any man could have.
11 November 2014
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
11 November 2014
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
11 November 2014
There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
11 November 2014
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life—and one is as good as the other.
11 November 2014
Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.
11 November 2014
You see it's awfully hard to talk or write about your own stuff because if it is any good you yourself know about how good it is—but if you say so yourself you feel like a shit.
11 November 2014
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
11 November 2014
They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.

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