Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918,... More

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Ernest Hemingway #Architecture

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Ernest Hemingway #Architecture

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
Ernest Hemingway #Art #Death

Photo of 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 #Age

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway #Best #Trust

Photo of Ernest Hemingway The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway #Best #Good #Time

Photo of Ernest Hemingway For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Ernest Hemingway #Best

Photo of Ernest Hemingway That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
Ernest Hemingway #Business

Photo of Ernest Hemingway It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Ernest Hemingway #Courage

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway #Death #Good #Love

Photo of 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 #Death

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Ernest Hemingway #Failure

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
Ernest Hemingway #Death #Fear

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Ernest Hemingway #Funny

Photo of Ernest Hemingway A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
Ernest Hemingway #God

Photo of Ernest Hemingway I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
Ernest Hemingway #Good #War

Photo of Ernest Hemingway In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway #Good

Photo of Ernest Hemingway What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
Ernest Hemingway #Good

Photo of Ernest Hemingway All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
Ernest Hemingway #Good

Photo of Ernest Hemingway 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 #Great #Sports

Photo of Ernest Hemingway The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Ernest Hemingway #Good

Photo of Ernest Hemingway That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
Ernest Hemingway #Hope

Photo of Ernest Hemingway I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
Ernest Hemingway #Imagination

Photo of Ernest Hemingway Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway #Intelligence #Time

Photo of Ernest Hemingway An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Ernest Hemingway #Life

Photo of 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.