Literary Birthday – 21 July – Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born 21 July 1899, and died  2 July 1961.

Ernest Hemingway Quotes

  1. The world breaks everyone … 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.
  2. One cat just leads to another.
One cat leads to another. Mind on Fire Books
  1. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
  2. My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.
  3. You know what makes a good loser? Practice.
  4. Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it.
  5. You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
  6. It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.
  7. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
  8. All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.

Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical style strongly influenced 20th-century fiction. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. He is the author of The Sun Also Rises,  A Farewell To ArmsFor Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man And The Sea.

Hemingway in Florida Keys. Mind on Fire Books

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