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February 18, 2017

Questions by Earnest Hemingway


EARNEST HEMINGWAY (1899–1961), NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AMERICAN AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST.

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

“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 in the Afternoon

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

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

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, Introduction to Treasury for the Free World by Ben Raeburn, 1946.

“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

“If you have a success, you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, That Summer in Paris (1963) by Morley Callaghan

“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“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

“I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, Notes on the Next War

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, Letter to F Scott Fitzgerald, as quoted in Scott Fitzgerald (1962)
   by Andrew Turnbull (1962) Ch. 14

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, 
   Bobby Hoppe (2010) by Sherry Lee Hoppe, p. 185

“I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.”
~ Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

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