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Hemingway Quotes

Hemingway Quotes Reveal His Other Dimensions


Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist and short story writer of the 20th century, was the author of great classics like The Old Man and the Sea, A Moveable Feast, Across the River and Into the Trees, and many others. He is considered a revolutionary writer with modern ideas; as he inspired contemporary fiction writers with the Hemingway style. In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here are some Hemingway quotes that help us understand the reason for his universal appeal.

Hemingway on Intrusion:
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.

Hemingway on Sobriety:
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Hemingway on Stories:
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

Hemingway on Life and Death:
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.

Hemingway on People:
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.

Hemingway on Action:
The shortest answer is doing the thing.

Hemingway on Happiness:
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Hemingway on Greatness:
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.

Hemingway on Humor:
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.

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