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Ernest Hemingway

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Biography : American novelist and writer.
Born: 1899 - Died: 1961
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States
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The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
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Never confuse movement with action.
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Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.
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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.
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All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
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Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
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My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
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Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
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I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
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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.
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Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
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In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
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There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
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That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
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A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
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All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
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There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
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I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway






Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
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I learned 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.
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If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
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Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
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An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
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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.
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The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
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Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
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