Hemingway Quotes

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Enerst Hemingway is a American born writer. Starved of women and rhum, Hemingway’s literacy is dark, deep and disilusioned and it’s one of the most philosophical (with Camus, James and Proust) literacy of the 20th century.

His writing style is characterized by economy and understatement, it have influenced the novel style of the twentieth century, as did his life of adventure. Hemingway wrote most of his works from the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and his career peaked in 1954 when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His novels have enjoyed great success with the public because of the accuracy with which he portrayed his characters. Many of his works were elevated to the status of classics of American literature. He has published seven novels, six collections of short stories and two non-fiction in his lifetime.

Smart spirit, Hemingway let us splendid quotes and famous phrases :

Hemingway quotes on happiness:

– “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know”

– “No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful”

Hemingway and Writing:

– “The first draft of anything is shit”

– “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know”

– “All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time”

Hemingway and Identity:

– “Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so”

– “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self”

Hemingway, the world and the Evil:

– “All things truly wicked start from an innocence”

– “A man can be destroyed but not defeated”

– “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”

Hemingway quotes on Alcohol:

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

– “I drink to make other people more interesting”

– “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world”

– “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools” (see the uvinum discount to enjoy the Hemingway lifestyle)

Hemingway on God and Religion:

– “All thinking men are atheists”

Hemingway and War:

– “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime”

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