Authors - Ernest Hemingway
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
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
The writer's job is not to judge, but to seek to understand.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
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.
Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
Never mistake motion for action.
The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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.
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
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.
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.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.