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Ernest Hemingway

1899-1961 ,  American writer, Nobel 1954
Ernest HemingwayAmerican novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely publicized life. His succinct and lucid prose style exerted a powerful influence on American and British fiction in the 20th century.

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Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind.

Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.

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.

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.

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

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

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

I drink to make other people more interesting.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Write drunk, edit sober.

Courage is grace under pressure.

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports... all the others are games.

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

It's harder to write in the third person but the advantage is you move around better.

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together.

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Only three things in my life I've really liked to do - hunt, write and make love.


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