12 Little Thoughts from Ernest Hemingway

Today’s Quotes Page – Ernest Hemingway

  1. “Courage is grace under pressure.”
  2. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  3. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
  4. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
  5. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
  6. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
  7. “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
  8. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
  9. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
  12. “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at 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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