Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Love, War, The Sea, Death & Writing! Additionally to writing novels and short stories, Ernest Miller Hemingway (born on July 21, 1899) also worked as a journalist, sportswriter, and journalist for many publications in the United States. Known as the “iceberg hypothesis,” his spare, quiet style had a significant impact on 20th-century literature, and his adventurous persona and public persona earned him enduring acclaim.
In high school, Hemingway decided to become a journalist instead of going to college. Before becoming an author, he worked for a newspaper and learned a lot about writing. Then, he served in World War I. Finally, he made it to the top of the literary ranks. When he wrote his first novel, ‘The Sun Also Rises’, in 1926, the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s influenced him. A year later, he came up with the novel “A Farewell to Arms,” based on his experiences in the war. ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ are two of the best-known works of American literature.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, Hemingway wrote much of his work during the 1920s and 1950s. He wrote seven novels, six collections of short stories, and two nonfiction works. He left behind seven books: three novels, four collections of short stories, and three works of nonfiction. Many of his works are thought to be some of the best American literature. He passed away on July 2, 1961.
American and British writers learned a lot from Hemingway’s short and clear writing style. In his quotes, he talks about many different things in life and gives people a new way to think about them.
Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes
- “I don’t want you to go away. I just said that. You go if you want to. But hurry right back. Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway
- “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” -Ernest Hemingway
- 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
- “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “All stories, if continued far enough, end in death.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-ninth of it being above water.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “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
- “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
- “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “Write the best story that you can and write it as straight as you can.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.” -Ernest Hemingway
- To an aspiring writer: “You shouldn’t write if you can’t write.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “My training was never to drink after dinner nor before I wrote nor while I was writing.” -Ernest Hemingway
- “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway