40 Ernest Hemingway Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. I hope these Ernest Hemingway Quotes will give you enough wisdom to live your life wisely.

Never confuse movement with action.

– Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Quotes

1. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

3. “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

4. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

5. “People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” – Ernest Hemingway

6. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway

7. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

9. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

10. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

12. “The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway

13. “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

14. “Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

15. “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway

16. “The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.” – Ernest Hemingway

17. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.” – Ernest Hemingway

18. “It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway

19. “But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.” – Ernest Hemingway

20. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

21. “The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

22. “Write the best story that you can and write it as straight as you can.” – Ernest Hemingway

23. “All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.” – Ernest Hemingway

24. “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” – Ernest Hemingway

25. “Only the people who are prepared to go too far can possibly know how far they can go.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

27. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

28. “Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind.” – Ernest Hemingway

29. “The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.” – Ernest Hemingway

30.Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway

31. “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway

32.Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.” – Ernest Hemingway

33. “Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it.” – Ernest Hemingway

34. “All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.” – Ernest Hemingway

35. “The things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist.” – Ernest Hemingway

36. “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.” – Ernest Hemingway

37. “Every day above earth is a good day.” – Ernest Hemingway

38. “All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway

39. “The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” – Ernest Hemingway

40. “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” – Ernest Hemingway

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