Authors - Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these are considered classics of American literature. - Wikipedia

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Quote 407by Anonymous on 02/01/2011

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
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    Quote 706by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

    So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
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      Quote 1415by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

      There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
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        Quote 1802by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

        Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.
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          Quote 2153by Anonymous on 23/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 2290by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

            Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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              Quote 3370by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

              There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.
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                Quote 3652by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                There is no friend as loyal as a book.
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                  Quote 3655by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                  The writer's job is not to judge, but to seek to understand.
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                    Quote 3727by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                    I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
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                      Quote 3759by Anonymous on 10/02/2011

                      There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
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                        Quote 4022by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                        Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
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                          Quote 4237by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                          Never mistake motion for action.
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                            Quote 4322by Anonymous on 19/02/2011

                            The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for.
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                              Quote 4527by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

                              My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
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                                Quote 4757by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                Courage is grace under pressure.
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                                  Quote 4856by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                                  Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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                                    Quote 5556by Anonymous on 16/07/2011

                                    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.
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                                      Quote 5941by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

                                      Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
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                                        Quote 7049by Anonymous on 18/10/2011

                                        The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
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                                          Quote 7334by Anonymous on 03/11/2011

                                          Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.
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                                            Quote 8304by Anonymous on 03/05/2012

                                            The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
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                                              Quote 8569by Anonymous on 18/05/2012

                                              Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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                                                Quote 10133by Anonymous on 15/09/2012

                                                Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
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                                                  Quote 12812by Anonymous on 25/05/2013

                                                  In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
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