Writing Ernest Hemingway

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"Write drunk; edit sober."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"The first draft of anything is shit."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"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

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"Maybe...you'll fall in love with me all over again."
"Hell," I said, "I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?"
"Yes. I want to ruin you."
"Good," I said. "That's what I want too." 
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
 - Ernest Hemingway 

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
 - Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference

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

"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason."
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast 

"As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand."
 - Ernest Hemingway

"I?m not brave any more darling. I?m all broken. They?ve broken me."
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms 

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
 - Ernest Hemingway 

"But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
 - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea 

"The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it."
 - Ernest Hemingway 

"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, Death in the Afternoon

 "Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love."
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

"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 

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector."
 - Ernest Hemingway 

"It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."
 - Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

"In order to write about life first you must live it."
 - Ernest Hemingway 

"But life isn't hard to manage when you've nothing to lose."
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

"After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love."
 - 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 

 



♥ The Norwegian Teenager



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