The Best 40 Ernest Hemingway Quotes

The Best 40 Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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

Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American writer and journalist. He is the creator of the iceberg theory, which had great influence in the 20th century. Also, Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Some of his most important works are The Old Man and the Sea (1952) and A Farewell to Arms (1929). 

In this article, we have made a compilation of Ernest Hemingway quotes from his best books and novels that you will love and that will really inspire you.

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

2"Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is."

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

4"But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

5"Courage is grace under pressure."

6“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

7"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."

8“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”

9"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."

10"Time is the least thing we have of."

11“I’m so in love with you, that there isn’t anything else.”

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

13"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."

14"When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen."

15"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

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

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

18"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."

19"I drink to make other people more interesting."

20"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."

21"In order to write about life first you must live it."

22“Never confuse movement with action.”

23“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.”

24“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.”

25“There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”

26"Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age."

27“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it.”

28"All thinking men are atheists."

29"As a writer you should not judge, you should understand."

30"I'm not brave anymore, darling. I'm all broken. They've broken me."

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

32"The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it."

33"So far, about morals, I know only what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

34"People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."

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

36"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."

37"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

38“Isn”t it pretty to think so?”

39“Stop chasing the wrong one. The right one won’t run.”

40“Write drunk, edit sober.”