Ernest Hemingway quotes

 quotes - The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Share

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

— Ernest Hemingway

 quotes - We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Share

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

— Ernest Hemingway

 quotes - All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. Share

“All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.”

— Ernest Hemingway

 quotes - Never confuse movement with action. Share

“Never confuse movement with action.”

— Ernest Hemingway

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“The shortest answer is doing the thing.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— Ernest Hemingway

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Man is not made for defeat.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“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

“Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Never mistake motion for action.”

— Ernest Hemingway