Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Having books published is very destructive to writing. It is even worse than making love too much. Because when you make love too much at least you get a damned clarity that is like no other light. A very clear and hollow light.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

You write a book like that that you’re fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it’s like pissing in your father’s beer.

It’s enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it’s good enough, […]

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

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

All thinking men are atheists.

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can’t have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

I like Americans. They are so unlike Canadians. They do not take their policemen seriously. They come to Montreal to drink. Not to criticize. They claim they won the war. But they know at heart that they didn’t. They have such respect for Englishmen. They like to live abroad. They do not brag about how […]