Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929). In 1921, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of four wives. They moved to Paris where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s’ “Lost Generation” expatriate community. His debut novel The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926. He divorced Richardson in 1927 and married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War, where he had been a journalist. He based For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) on his experience there. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated after he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. He was present with the troops as a journalist at the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris. Hemingway maintained permanent residences in Key West, Florida (in the 1930s), and Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s). He almost died in 1954 after plane crashes on successive days; injuries left him in pain and ill health for much of the rest of his life. In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961, he ended his own life. We bring you the compilation of the best Ernest Hemingway Quotes, hope you like it.
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I read my own books sometimes to cheer me when it is hard to write, and then I remember that it was always difficult, and how nearly impossible it was sometimes. -Ernest Hemingway
Cowardice … is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it, and not be smashed by it. -Ernest Hemingway
Nobody knows what’s in him until he tries to pull it out. If there’s nothing, or very little, the shock can kill a man. -Ernest Hemingway
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
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you. -Ernest Hemingway
The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it. -Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure. -Ernest Hemingway
His (the writer’s) standard of fidelity to the truth should be so high that his invention, out of his experience, should produce a truer account than anything factual can be. -Ernest Hemingway
Never mistake motion for action. -Ernest Hemingway
You lose it if you talk about it. -Ernest Hemingway
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As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. -Ernest Hemingway
As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come. -Ernest Hemingway
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. -Ernest Hemingway
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast. -Ernest Hemingway
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