64 Ernest Hemingway Quotes On Love, Writing, Life

Ernest Miller Hemingway 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. This Ernest Hemingway quotes on writing, love will motivate you in life to achieve success.

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

  1. “Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  2. “The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  3. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  4. “Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  5. “I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, all that you’re yet to be.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  6. “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  7. “Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  8. “Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and sun will shine brighter than ever.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  9. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  10. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  11. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  12. “The only thing that can ruin a good day is people.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  13. “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  14. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  15. “All thinking men are atheists.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  16. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  17. “The smallest coffins are the heaviest.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  18. “I drink to make other people more interesting.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  19. “No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  20. “How little we know of what there is to know.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  21. “Being against evil doesn’t make you good.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  22. “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
  23. “Fascism is a lie told by bullies.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  24. “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  25. “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  26. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  27. “Never mistake motion for action.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  28. “Being against evil doesn’t make you good. Tonight I was against it and then I was evil myself. I could feel it coming just like a tide… I just want to destroy them. But when you start taking pleasure in it you are awfully close to the thing you’re fighting.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  29. “There are worse places to be than on your own.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  30. “I was always a lonely person when I was with everyone.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  31. “Develop a built-in bullshit detector.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  32. “No one you love is ever truly lost.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  33. “Look at things
    and listen
    and feel.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  34. “Would you please please please please please please please stop talking?” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  35. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  36. “I’m with you. No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  37. “We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  38. “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  39. “The only decent bone in her body was mine.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  40. “No one ever stopped when they were winning.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  41. “Courage is grace under pressure.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  42. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  43. “you can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  44. “To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  45. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  46. “America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  47. “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  48. “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  49. “Religion is the opium of the poor.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  50. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  51. “You may talk. And I may listen. And miracles might happen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  52. “No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  53. “Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  54. “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway quotes on love
  55. “Any man’s life told truly, is a novel.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  56. “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  57. “We wait always for something that does not come.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  58. “Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  59. “All bad writers are in love with the epic.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  60. “Everything is your fault if you’re any damn good.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  61. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway quotes on writing
  62. “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  63. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  64. “Auto racing, bullfighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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