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Ernest Hemingway

[1899-1961]

writer Ernest M. Hemingway [1899-1961], bearded      Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist
and author who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953
and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.


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“All stories, if continued far enough, end in death. And he is no true storyteller
who would keep that from you.”  {Issue #46}
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“Never mistake motion for action.”  {Issue #49}
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“It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think [that]
you were born that way.”  {blog 10/2007}
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“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”  {blog 5/2008}
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“The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be
the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.”  {blog 9/2008}
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“Courage is grace under pressure.”  {blog 6/2009}
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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”  {blog 6/2009}
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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”  {blog 6/2009}
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“Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings
worse things than any that can ever happen in war.”  {blog 6/2009}
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“That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is
known as The Artist's Reward.”  {blog 10/2009}
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“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, sh*t detector.
This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.”  {blog 11/2009}
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“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.”  {blog 12/2009}
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“Sometimes [writing] comes easily and perfectly. Sometimes it is like drilling rock
and then blasting it out with charges.”  {blog 10/2010}
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“When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people not characters.
A character is a caricature.”  {blog 9/2011}
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“Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place, then come down and
shoot the survivors.”  {blog 6/2012}
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“All good books have one thing in common: They are truer than if they had really happened.”  {blog 7/2012}
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“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
in "Farewell To Arms", 1929  {blog 8/2012}
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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  {blog 1/2013}
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“What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”  {blog 11/2013}
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“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”  {blog 8/2015}
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  {blog 8/2016}
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“If you can't stay sober to write, who will stay sober to read you?”
~~ advice to young Hemingway while in Paris  {blog 1/2017}
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“Live the full life of the mind, exhilirated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”  {blog 9/2017}

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