Ernest Hemingway Quotes

When writing a novel a writer should create living people people not characters. A character is a caricature.

~ Ernest Hemingway

I wish I could write well enough to write about aircraft. Faulkner did it very well in Pylon but you cannot do something someone else has done though you might have done it if they hadn't.

~ Ernest Hemingway

'We're always lucky,' I said and like a fool I did not knock on wood.

~ Ernest Hemingway

Never confuse movement with action.

~ Ernest Hemingway

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

~ Ernest Hemingway

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

~ Ernest Hemingway

Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.

~ Ernest Hemingway

Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

~ Ernest Hemingway

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.

~ Ernest Hemingway

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

~ Ernest Hemingway

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