Best Collection of Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Hemingway, American Novelist ( July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961 )

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

Best Trust You

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.~Ernest Hemingway

Strength Strong World

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.~Ernest Hemingway

Love Travel You

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.~Ernest Hemingway

Time Intelligence Man

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?~Ernest Hemingway

Life Love Dreams

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.~Ernest Hemingway

Learning Great People

Courage is grace under pressure.~Ernest Hemingway

Courage Grace Pressure

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.~Ernest Hemingway

Men Self Nothing

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.~Ernest Hemingway

Life Man Details

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.~Ernest Hemingway

Happiness People Know

From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality.~Ernest Hemingway

You Alive Know

For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.~Ernest Hemingway

Great Beginning Book

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

Writing Nothing You

Man is not made for defeat.~Ernest Hemingway

Failure Man Defeat

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.~Ernest Hemingway

Drunk Teach You

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.~Ernest Hemingway

Failure Man Defeat

I love to go to the zoo. But not on Sunday. I don't like to see the people making fun of the animals, when it should be the other way around.~Ernest Hemingway

Love Sunday Fun

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

Craft Master Where

I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me.~Ernest Hemingway

Me Choose Never

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

Hate World Fighting

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.~Ernest Hemingway

War Men Friend

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.~Ernest Hemingway

Ring Going Get

All things truly wicked start from innocence.~Ernest Hemingway

Innocence Start Wicked

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

Love Wife Death

Never mistake motion for action.~Ernest Hemingway

Mistake Brainy Action

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

Happiness Spring Good