Ernest Hemingway Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ernest Hemingway quotes, Ernest Hemingway sayings, and Ernest Hemingway proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

All bad writers are in love with the epic. Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway
Work could cure almost anything. Ernest Hemingway
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. 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
The cat has complete emotional honesty – an attribute not often found in humans. Ernest Hemingway
Writing is the clumsy attempt to find symbols for wordlessness. Ernest Hemingway
The telephone and visitors are the work destroyers. Ernest Hemingway
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. Ernest Hemingway
There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day. Ernest Hemingway
To go to bed at night in Madrid marks you as a little queer. For a long time your friends will be a little uncomfortable about it. Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night. Appointments with a friend are habitually made for after midnight at the cafe. Ernest Hemingway
Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones. Ernest Hemingway
I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it’s never done. Ernest Hemingway
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation. Ernest Hemingway
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguishes one man from another. Ernest Hemingway
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats. Ernest Hemingway
The house was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship. Ernest Hemingway
If my Valentine you won't be, I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. Ernest Hemingway
In order to write about life first you must live it. Ernest Hemingway
Most people are heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after he has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too. Ernest Hemingway
We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright. Ernest Hemingway
The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges. Ernest Hemingway
But if the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work. Ernest Hemingway
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway

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