71 of the Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes (Writing)

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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 Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin

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. Ernest Hemingway
I may not be as strong as I think but I know many tricks and I have resolutionPin
I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution. Ernest Hemingway
It is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters in the end Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ernest Hemingway
By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped.Pin
By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better. Ernest Hemingway Quotes
The way to make people trustworthy is to trust them Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them. Ernest Hemingway
There isnt always an explanation for everything Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
There isn’t always an explanation for everything. Ernest Hemingway
When people talk listen completely. Dont be thinking what youre going to say. Most people never listen Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there isPin
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is. Ernest Hemingway
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway
How little we know of what there is to knowPin
How little we know of what there is to know. Ernest Hemingway
Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so. Ernest Hemingway
You must be prepared to work always without applausePin
You must be prepared to work always without applause. Ernest Hemingway
When you start to live outside yourself its all dangerous Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous. Ernest Hemingway
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do todayPin
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. Ernest Hemingway
Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before get up and bite on the nail Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail. Ernest Hemingway
The best people possess a feeling for beauty the courage to take risks the discipline to tell the truthPin
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway
The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without. Ernest Hemingway
For what are we born if not to aid one anotherPin
For what are we born if not to aid one another? Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man true nobility is being superior to your former self Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Short Ernest Hemingway Quotes

The shortest answer is doing the thingPin
The shortest answer is doing the thing. Ernest Hemingway
I felt very lonely when they were all there Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I felt very lonely when they were all there. Ernest Hemingway
Its silly not to hope. Its a sin he thoughtPin
It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought. Ernest Hemingway
To understand is to forgivePin
To understand is to forgive. Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway
Discipline must come from trust and confidencePin
Discipline must come from trust and confidence. Ernest Hemingway Quotes
We are all broken—thats how the light gets in Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in. Ernest Hemingway
Never confuse movement with actionPin
Never confuse movement with action. Ernest Hemingway
War is not won by victoryPin
War is not won by victory. Ernest Hemingway
Why darling I dont live at all when Im not with you Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you. Ernest Hemingway
Everything you have is to givePin
Everything you have is to give. Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Quotes On Life

Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are readyPin
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. Ernest Hemingway
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when Im awake you know Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are sufferingPin
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. Ernest Hemingway
But man is not made for defeat… A man can be destroyed but not defeatedPin
But man is not made for defeat… A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for ones countryPin
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. Ernest Hemingway
Never think that war no matter how necessary nor how justified is not a crime Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway
I cant stand it to think my life is going so fast and Im not really living itPin
I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it. 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 QuotesPin
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 cant get away from yourself by moving from one place to anotherPin
You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. Ernest Hemingway
The coward dies a thousand deaths the brave but one Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one’…. (The man who first said that) was probably a coward…. He knew a great deal about cowards but nothing about the brave. The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he’s intelligent. He simply doesn’t mention them. Ernest Hemingway Quotes
When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to servePin
When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve. Ernest Hemingway
All cowardice comes from not truly loving or at least not loving well Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
All cowardice comes from not truly loving, or at least, not loving well. Ernest Hemingway
Live the full life of the mind exhilarated by new ideas intoxicated by the Romance of the unusualPin
Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual. Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday certainly nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know thatPin
There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? Ernest Hemingway
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I knowPin
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway
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 Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
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. Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Quotes On Writing

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing itPin
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. Ernest Hemingway
The only kind of writing is rewriting Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
The only kind of writing is rewriting. Ernest Hemingway
When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricaturePin
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. Ernest Hemingway
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observedPin
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed. Ernest Hemingway
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfec Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
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. Ernest Hemingway
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I canPin
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Ernest Hemingway
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. Ernest Hemingway
In order to write about life first you must live it Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
In order to write about life first you must live it. Ernest Hemingway
The first draft of anything is shPin
The first draft of anything is sh$#. Ernest Hemingway
I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven eighths of it underwater for every part that showsPin
I always rewrite each day up to the point where I stopped. When it is all finished, naturally you go over it. You get another chance to correct and rewrite when someone else types it, and you see it clean in type. The last chance is in the proofs. You’re grateful for these different chances. Ernest Hemingway Quotes
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
I believe that basically you write for two peoplePin
I believe that basically you write for two people; yourself to try and make it absolutely perfect; or if not that then wonderful. Then you write for who you love whether they can read or write or not and whether they are alive or dead. Ernest Hemingway
I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing and it was good and severe disciplinePin
I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline. Ernest Hemingway
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of sh . I try to put the sh in the wastebasket Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of sh*%. I try to put the sh*% in the wastebasket. Ernest Hemingway
As a writer you should not judge you should understandPin
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. Ernest Hemingway
Good writing is good conversation only more so Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Good writing is good conversation, only more so. Ernest Hemingway
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest wayPin
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. Ernest Hemingway
It was in that room too that I learned not to think about anything that I was writing from the time Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
It was in that room too that I learned not to think about anything that I was writing from the time I stopped writing until I started again the next day. That way my subconscious would be working on it and at the same time I would be listening to other people and noticing everything. Ernest Hemingway
Its none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that wayPin
It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. Ernest Hemingway
I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven eighths of it underwater for every part that shows Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it underwater for every part that shows. Ernest Hemingway
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriouslyPin
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it—don’t cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist—but don’t think anything is of any importance because it happens to you or anyone belonging to you. Ernest Hemingway
Write hard and clear about what hurts Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
Write hard and clear about what hurts. Ernest Hemingway
I rewrote the ending to Farewell to Arms the last page of it thirty nine times before I was satisfied.Pin
I rewrote the ending to ‘Farewell to Arms,’ the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied. Ernest Hemingway
I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the w Ernest Hemingway QuotesPin
I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. Ernest Hemingway

Summary

Ernest Hemingway is one of the most celebrated American writers of the 20th century, known for his distinctive writing style, his love of adventure, and his larger-than-life persona. Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899, Hemingway grew up in a middle-class family and developed a passion for writing at a young age.

After serving as an ambulance driver during World War I, Hemingway moved to Paris in the 1920s, where he became a key figure in the expatriate literary community. He published his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, in 1926, which was praised for its spare, direct prose and its frank treatment of sexuality and disillusionment. Hemingway’s subsequent works, including A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, cemented his reputation as one of the most important writers of his generation.

Hemingway’s writing style was characterized by short, declarative sentences, vivid descriptions, and a focus on the concrete details of everyday life. He was known for his ability to capture the essence of a place or a moment in just a few words, and his spare, unadorned prose has been a major influence on generations of writers. Hemingway was also known for his love of adventure, and he drew on his experiences as a big-game hunter, deep-sea fisherman, and war correspondent in his writing.

Despite his literary success, Hemingway struggled with depression and alcoholism throughout his life. He had several tumultuous marriages and suffered from physical and emotional injuries from his time as a war correspondent. In 1961, at the age of 61, Hemingway took his own life at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

Hemingway’s legacy continues to loom large in the world of literature. His work has been translated into countless languages and adapted for film, and his influence can be seen in the writing of contemporary authors such as Cormac McCarthy and J.D. Salinger. Hemingway’s larger-than-life persona and his adventurous spirit continue to fascinate readers and writers alike, and his writing continues to inspire new generations of readers with its timeless wisdom and its celebration of the beauty and complexity of the world.

In conclusion, Ernest Hemingway’s life, work, and death have left an indelible mark on the literary world. His writing style, his love of adventure, and his larger-than-life persona continue to captivate readers and writers alike, and his influence can be felt in the work of countless authors who have come after him. Hemingway’s legacy is a testament to the enduring power of literature and the importance of storytelling in our lives.

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