The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places. (“A Farewell to Arms”)
Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Any poet born in this century or in the last ten years of the preceding century who can honestly say that he has not been influenced by or learned greatly from the work of Ezra Pound deserves to be pitied rather than rebuked – the best of Pound’s writing – and it is in the […]
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.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a person’s duty to understand the world rather than simply fight for it.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
Then she got the idea that anybody who was any good must be queer… But what was worse she got the idea that anybody who was queer must be good.