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47 Wise & Honest Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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47 Wise & Honest Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Miller Hemingway 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.

Here’s our collection of wise and honest Ernest Hemingway quotes:

 

47 Ernest Hemingway Quotes

1. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

2. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway

3. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

4. “I’m so in love with you, that there isn’t anything else.” – Ernest Hemingway

5. “Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

6. “Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind” – Ernest Hemingway

7. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” Ernest Hemingway

8. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

9. “When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

10. “You are so brave and quiet. I forget you are suffering.” – Ernest Hemingway

11. “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway

12. “Every day above earth is a good day.” – Ernest Hemingway

13. “I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.” – Ernest Hemingway

14. “Isn”t it pretty to think so?” – Ernest Hemingway

15. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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16. “Stop chasing the wrong one. The right one won’t run.” – Ernest Hemingway

17. “The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

18. “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

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19. “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” – Ernest Hemingway

20. “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

21. “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway

22. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” – Ernest Hemingway

23. “I drink to make other people interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway

24. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

25. “Never mistake motion for action.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

27. “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” – Ernest Hemingway

28. “To let with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.” – Ernest Hemingway

29. “Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those swallows when the ocean can be so cruel.” – Ernest Hemingway

30. “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway

31. “Every man’s life ends the same way. it’s only the details of how he lived and how he dies that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

32. “I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing.” – Ernest Hemingway

33. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” – Ernest Hemingway

34. “No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.” – Ernest Hemingway

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35. “The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway

36. “There are only two places in the world you can live happy: At home and in Paris.” – Ernest Hemingway

37. “We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.” – Ernest Hemingway

38. “Write drunk, edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway

39. “Being against evil doesn’t make you good.” – Ernest Hemingway

40. “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth” – Ernest Hemingway

41. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway

42. “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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43. “Only those who are prepared to go too far can possibly know how far they can go.” – Ernest Hemingway

44. “The fun of talk is to explore.” – Ernest Hemingway

45. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

46. “We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” – Ernest Hemingway

47. “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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