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ERNEST HEMINGWAY
American novelist
(1898 - 1961)
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All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
      - [Words]

All thinking men are atheists.
      - [Atheism]

As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
      - [Heroes]

But in modern war, you die like a dog for no good reason.
      - [War]

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
      - [Defeat]

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
      - [Cowardice]

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.
      - [Decadence]

Drinking is a way of ending the day.
      - [Drinking]

He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.
      - [Cowardice]

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
      - [Hesitation]

I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
      - [Morality]

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
      - [Authors]

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.
      - [Love]

Life is pain, so live it up while you can.
      - [Life]

Live life to the fullest.
      - [Living]

Never mistake motion for action.
      - [Action]

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
      - [War]

Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective.
      - [Writing]

One cat just leads to another.
      - [Cats]

The first draft of anything is shit.
      - [Writing]

The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
      - [Suicide]

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
      - [Learning]

You write a book like that that you're fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it's like pissing in your father's beer.
      - [Books]

In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels. Troops went by the house and down the road and the dust they raised powdered the leaves of the trees. The trunks of the trees were too dusty and the leaves fell early that year and we saw the troops marching along the road and the dust rising and leaves, stirred by the breeze, falling and the soldiers marching and afterward the road bare and white except for the leaves.
      - A Farewell to Arms [Books (First Lines)]

He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees. The mountainside sloped gently where he lay; but below it was steep and he could see the dark of the oiled road winding through the pass. There was a stream alongside the road and far down the pass he saw a mill beside the stream and the falling water of the dam, white in the summer sunlight.
      - For Whom the Bell Tolls
        [Books (First Lines)]


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