Favorite Quotations Ernest Hemingway Complete Short Stories of Hemingway

"You must be prepared to work always without applause." ~ Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

A writer's problem does not change. He himself changes and the world he lives in changes but his problem remains the same. It is always how to write truly and having found what is true, to project it in such a way that it becomes a part of the expereince of the person who reads it.

You lose it if you talk about it.

Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.

There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.

There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.

The time to work is shorter all the time and if you waste it you ... have committed a sin for which there is no forgiveness.

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.

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Most people never listen.

Man can be defeated but not destroyed.