Top 50+ Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist and short-story writer.  He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Hemingway published six short-story collections, seven novels, and two nonfiction works. If we talk about his novels then “The Old Man and the Sea” is the classic one and most popular around the world. The name of Hemingway is considered as one of the best novelist in American literature.

Now check out the list of 50+ classic Ernest Hemingway quotes that will increase your wisdom level.

Famous Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

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

“The first draft of anything is shit.”

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

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

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

“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.”

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

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”

“It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought.”

“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 moveable feast.”

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”

“We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.”

“Never confuse movement with action.”

Inspirational Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

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

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

“We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.”

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

“No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”

“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.”

“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

“If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”

Ernest Hemingway Quotes on Love

“And you’ll always love me won’t you? Yes And the rain won’t make any difference? No”

“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”

“If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.”

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

“No one you love is ever truly lost.”

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

“You know I don’t love any one but you. You shouldn’t mind because some one else loved me.”

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

“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.”

“I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.”

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.”

“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”

“I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what is was all about.”

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”

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

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.”

“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.”

“A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it.”

“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 charges.”

“Do you suffer when you write? I don’t at all. Suffer like a bastard when don’t write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

“But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”

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Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Death

“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 nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.”

“Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.”

“He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it.”

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