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All Quotes by author - Ernest Hemingway
" About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. "
" After you finish a book, you know, you're dead. But no one knows you're dead. All they see is the irresponsibility that comes in after the terrible responsibility of writing. "
" All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. "
" All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. "
" All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. "
" All our words from loose using have lost their edge. "
" All things truly wicked start from innocence. "
" Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. "
" A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. "
" An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. "
" A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. "
" As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. "
" A writer of fiction is really... a congenital liar who invents from his own knowledge or that of other men. "
" Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. "
" But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. "
" Certainly it is valuable to a trained writer to crash in an aircraft which burns. He learns several important things very quickly. Whether they will be of use to him is conditioned by survival. Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer. "
" Courage is grace under pressure. "
" Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. "
" Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts. "
" 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. "
" Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it. "
" Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. "
" For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. "
" For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. "
" For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive. "
" From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. "
" Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. "
" Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. "
" His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. "
" I always rewrite each day up to the point where I stopped. When it is all finished, naturally you go over it. You get another chance to correct and rewrite when someone else types it, and you see it clean in type. The last chance is in the proofs. You're grateful for these different chances. "
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