My Favorite Quotes
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 Thomas Hemingway - “We made these changes and have been working on it for some time to try to produce a better and more efficient system,”
 Ernest Hemingway - “There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from”
 Ernest Hemingway - “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similes (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time).”
 Ernest Hemingway - “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.”
 Mariel Hemingway - “It's not that I don't believe in miracles, but I never quite trust that they're real.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
 Mariel Hemingway - “I loved acting when I was doing it, but getting the jobs I didn't understand because I'd never had to do it. That was a difficult lesson for me. It was very humbling and very bizarre.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard them, sometimes standing in the rain almost out of earshot, so that only the shouted words came through, and had read them, on proclamations that were slapped up by billposters over other proclamations, now for a long time, and I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.”
 Mariel Hemingway - “I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me. I was very nervous. I couldn't wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “If it is any use to know it, I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg. It is the part that does”
 Ernest Hemingway - “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you dies each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer. Those who do not last are always more beloved since no one has to see them in their long, dull, unrelenting, no-quarter-given-and-no”
 Ernest Hemingway - “When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “They can't yank a novelist like they can a pitcher. A novelist has to go the full nine, even if it kills him.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.”
 Mariel Hemingway - “I've known for years that you're supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what's happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I'm not present.”
 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 - “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”

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