Ernest Hemingway Quotes

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ernest Hemingway

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.

Ernest Hemingway

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.

Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

Ernest Hemingway

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You do not want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste

Ernest Hemingway

In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary

Ernest Hemingway

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.

Ernest Hemingway

The only thing that can spoil a day is people and if you can keep from making engagements, every day has no limits.

Ernest Hemingway

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway

I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.

Ernest Hemingway

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.

Ernest Hemingway
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