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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine. Ernest Hemingway
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To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don't let it. 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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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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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. 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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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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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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For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive. 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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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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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 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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Everything is your fault if you're any damn good. Ernest Hemingway
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Those who say they want to be writers, and are' writing, do'. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games. 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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Anyone who says he wants to be a writer and isn't writing, doesn't. Ernest Hemingway
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But you always fall for somebody else and then it's all right. Fall for them but don't let them ruin you. Ernest Hemingway
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I have a rotten habit of picturing the bedroom scenes of my friends. Ernest Hemingway
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Any man who eats dessert is not drinking enough. Ernest Hemingway
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Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee. Ernest Hemingway
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Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times. Ernest Hemingway
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Yes, they have more money. Ernest Hemingway
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Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones. Ernest Hemingway
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The hardest thing to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn, and anybody is cheating who takes politics as a way out. All the outs are too easy, and the thing itself is too hard to do. Ernest Hemingway
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Having books published is very destructive to writing. It is even worse than making love too much. Because when you make love too much at least you get a damned clarte that is like no other light. A very clear and hollow light. Ernest Hemingway
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