Ernest Hemingway Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from Ernest Hemingway
  1. #1
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
  2. #2
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  3. #3
    “If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not crazy, I do not care.”
  4. #4
    “Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.”
  5. #5
    “But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”
  6. #6
    “And you’ll always love me, won’t you?”
    “And the rain won’t make any difference?”
  7. #7
    “You don’t have to pretend you love me.”
    “But I do love you.”
  8. #8
    “When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen.”
  9. #9
    “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
  10. #10
    “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
  11. #11
    “I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
  12. #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.”
  13. #13
    “No one should be alone in their old age, he thought.”
  14. #14
    “I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.”
  15. #15
    “Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?”
  16. #16
    “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
  17. #17
    “You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
  18. #18
    ″[T]he night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
  19. #19
    “The way to make people trust-worthy is to trust them.”
  20. #20
    “We won’t quarrel, baby. I love you too much. But don’t be a fool.”
  21. #21
    “No, that is the great fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
  22. #22
    “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
    “Yes. I want to ruin you.”
    “Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
  23. #23
    “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
  24. #24
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  25. #25
    “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
  26. #26
    “They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army.”
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