Ernest Hemingway is probably the best twentieth century novelist we have had. But at the same time, he was also one of the gloomiest human being throughout his life, who kept on exploring and travelling and never settling down at one place. Ernest Hemingway quotes will speak about about love, life, happiness, pain and everything in between. Ernest Hemingway quotes, even after almost a century make sense.

44 Inspirational Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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

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

3. “Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.” – Ernest Hemingway

4. “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” – Ernest Hemingway

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5. “Only the people who are prepared to go too far can possibly know how far they can go.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

7. “I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

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

10. “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

11. “If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

13. “I don’t like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can’t do it.” – Ernest Hemingway

14. “There’s no one thing that is true. They’re all true.” – Ernest Hemingway

15. “You’re beautiful, like a May fly.” – Ernest Hemingway

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16. “I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I am awake.” – Ernest Hemingway

17. “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” – Ernest Hemingway

18. “When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.” – Ernest Hemingway

19. “No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

21. “Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.” – Ernest Hemingway

22. “That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.” – Ernest Hemingway

23. “To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

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

26. “For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.” – Ernest Hemingway

27. “I never had to choose a subject – my subject rather chose me.” – Ernest Hemingway

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28. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

30. “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

31. “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

33. “Pound’s crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don’t put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

35. “Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

37. “Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.” – Ernest Hemingway

38. “The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.” – Ernest Hemingway

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39. “The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

40. “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” – Ernest Hemingway

41. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

43. “All our words from loose using have lost their edge.” – Ernest Hemingway

44. “All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.” – Ernest Hemingway

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