My Favorite Quotes
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 Ernest Hemingway - “You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have”
 Ernest Hemingway - “For luck you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit's foot in your right pocket. The fur had been worn off the rabbit's foot long ago and the bones and the sinews were polished by the wear. The claws scratched in the lining of your pocket and you knew your luck was still there.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it”
 Ernest Hemingway - “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know”
 Ernest Hemingway - “I know the night is not the same as the day that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat - no matter who killed the meat for him.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “How simple the writing of literature would be if it were only necessary to write in another way what has been well written. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Don't you drink I notice you speak slightingly of the bottle. I have drunk since I was fifteen and few things have given me more pleasure. When you work hard all day with your head and know you must work again the next day what else can change your”
 Ernest Hemingway - “Unlike all other forms of lute or combat the conditions are that the winner shall take nothing neither his ease, nor his pleasure, nor any notions of glory nor, if he wins far enough, shall there be any reward within himself.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places”
 Ernest Hemingway - “It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.”
 Mariel Hemingway - “Self-Realization Fellowship seemed like training. It was the training ground for finding a sense of peace in myself. Because that's my job. It's no one else's.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer. Parodies are what you write when you are associate editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The greater the work of literature, the easier the parody. The step up from writing parodies is writing on the w”
 Ernest Hemingway - “The first draft of anything is shit”
 Ernest Hemingway - “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.”

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