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Ernest Hemingway
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Religion is the opium of the poor Ernest Hemingway
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I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. Ernest Hemingway
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For her everything was red, orange, gold-red from the sun on the closed eyes, and it all was that color, all of it, the filling, the possessing, the having, all of that color, all in a blindness of that color." - Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway
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Of all men the drunkard is the foulest. The thief when he is not stealing is like another. The extortioner does not practice in the home. The murderer when he is at home can wash his hands. But the drunkard stinks and vomits in this own bed and dissolves his organs in alcohol. Ernest Hemingway
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Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? Ernest Hemingway
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Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail. Ernest Hemingway
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The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written. Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not. Ernest Hemingway
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Oh, now, now, now, the only now, and above all now, and there is no other now but thou now and now is thy prophet. Ernest Hemingway
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Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. Ernest Hemingway
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To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it. Ernest Hemingway
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We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it. Ernest Hemingway
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There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene. Ernest Hemingway
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For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. Ernest Hemingway
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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 another. Ernest Hemingway
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The only way to combat the murder that is war is to show the dirty combinations that make it and the criminals and swine that hope for it and the idiotic way they run it when they get it so that an honest man will distrust it as he would distrust a racket and refuse to be enslaved into it. Ernest Hemingway
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Any man's life, told truly, is a novel... Ernest Hemingway
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I was young and not gloomy and there were always strange and comic things that happened in the worst time... Ernest Hemingway
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Don't you like to write letters? I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something. Ernest Hemingway
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Not the why but the what. Ernest Hemingway
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For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive. Ernest Hemingway
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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Ernest Hemingway
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We wait always for something that does not come. Ernest Hemingway
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Nobody that ever left their own country ever wrote anything worth printing. Not even in the newspapers. Ernest Hemingway
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All I know is that young boys sleep late and hard. Ernest Hemingway
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Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object. Ernest Hemingway
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For luck you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit?s foot in your right pocket. The fur had been worn off the rabbit?s foot long ago and the bones and the sinews were polished by the wear. The claws scratched in the lining of your pocket and you knew your luck was still there. Ernest Hemingway
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This looking and not seeing things was a great sin, I thought, and one that was easy to fall into. It was always the beginning of something bad and I thought that we did not deserve to live in the world if we did not see it. Ernest Hemingway
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Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together." Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me. Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so? Ernest Hemingway
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Listen," I told him. "Don't be so tough so early in the morning. I'm sure you've cut plenty of people's throats. I haven't even had my coffee yet. Ernest Hemingway
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I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it's never done. Ernest Hemingway
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We all take a beating every day, you know, one way or another. Ernest Hemingway
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If a writer stops observing, he is finished. Ernest Hemingway
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My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything. Ernest Hemingway
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Your blood coagulates beautifully. Ernest Hemingway
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And this was the price you paid for sleeping together. Ernest Hemingway
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For we have thought the longer thoughts And gone the shorter way. And we have danced to devils' tunes, Shivering home to pray; To serve one master in the night, Another in the day. Ernest Hemingway
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I felt very lonely when they were all there. Ernest Hemingway
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Let's not talk about how I am. It's a subject I know too much about to want to think about anymore. Ernest Hemingway
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It was considered a virtue not to talk unnecessarily at sea... Ernest Hemingway
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Everyone my age had written a novel and I was still having difficulty writing a paragraph. Ernest Hemingway
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In stating as fully as I could how things really were, it was often very difficult and I wrote awkwardly and the awkwardness is what they called my style. All mistakes and awkwardness are easy to see, and they called it style. Ernest Hemingway
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Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective. Ernest Hemingway
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Everything is your fault if you're any damn good. Ernest Hemingway
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If you have a success, you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work. Ernest Hemingway
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I do'. I do' want anybody else to touch you. I'm silly. I get furious if they touch you. Ernest Hemingway
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All the contact I have had with politics has left me feeling as though I had been drinking out of spitoons. Ernest Hemingway
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To be able to say: I loved this person, we had a hell of a nice time together, it's over but in a way it will never be over and I do know that I for sure loved this person, to be able to say that and mean it, that's rare. That's rare and valuable. Ernest Hemingway
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Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock." Ernest Hemingway
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My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine. Ernest Hemingway
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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn... American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since. Ernest Hemingway
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You're going to write straight and simple and good now. That's the start.' 'What if I'm not straight and simple and good? Do you think I can write that way?' 'Write how you are but make it straight. Ernest Hemingway
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The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can't be found. Ernest Hemingway
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Dying was nothing and he had no picture of it nor fear of it in his mind. But living was a field of grain blowing in the wind on the side of a hill. Living was a hawk in the sky. Living was an earthen jar of water in the dust of the threshing with the grain flailed out and the chaff blowing. Living was a horse between your legs and a carbine under one leg and a hill and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond. Ernest Hemingway
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All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer. Ernest Hemingway
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The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. Ernest Hemingway
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[After sex:] But did thee feel the earth move? Ernest Hemingway
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Time is the least thing we have of. Ernest Hemingway
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Those who say they want to be writers, and are' writing, do'. Ernest Hemingway
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that every day should be a fiesta seemed to me a marvelous discovery Ernest Hemingway
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Details make stories human, and the more human a story can be, the better. Ernest Hemingway
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Love is something that hangs up behind the bathroom door and smells of Lysol. Ernest Hemingway
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It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Ernest Hemingway
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So this was how you died, in whispers that you did not hear. Ernest Hemingway
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I wanted to try this new drink: That's all we do, isn't it - look at things and try new drinks? Ernest Hemingway
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And we could have all this,' she said. 'And we could have everything and every day we make it more impossible.' 'What did you say?' 'I said we could have everything.' 'We can have everything.' 'No, we can't.' 'We can have the whole world.' 'No, we can't.' 'We can go everywhere.' 'No, we can't. It isn't ours anymore.' 'It's ours.' 'No, it isn't. And once they take it away, you never get it back. Ernest Hemingway
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My heart's broken,' he thought. 'If I feel this way my heart must be broken. Ernest Hemingway
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Intelligence is so damn rare and the people who have it often have such a bad time with it that they get bitter or propagandistic and then it's not much use. Ernest Hemingway
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Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio. Ernest Hemingway
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The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over. Ernest Hemingway
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We are all broken, that's how the light gets in. Ernest Hemingway
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